Tag: Tennis

Paes-Hingis complete Career Grand Slam

On 07 June 2016: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis defeated Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in the final 4–6, 6–4, [10–8] in the final to win the Mixed Doubles French Open at the Roland Garros. 

With this win, Paes and Hingis became only the second team in history to complete a Career Grand Slam.

The Indo-Swiss pair of Paes and Hingis had already won Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open together last year.

LIST OF GRAND SLAMS WON BY Paes and Hingis
Year
Grand Slam
Score
Opponent
2015 Australian Open 6–4, 6–3 Daniel Nestor (CAN)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
2015 Wimbledon 6–1, 6–1 Alexander Peya (AUT)
Tímea Babos (HUN)
2015 US Open 4–6, 6–4, 10–7 Sam Querrey (USA)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
2016 French Open 6–4, 3–6, 10–8 Ivan Dodig (CRC)
Sania Mirza (IND)

Sania wins Wimbledon 2015

On 12 July 2015: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis of Switzerland defeated the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the finals of women’s doubles at Wimbledon 2015.

The Indo-Swiss pair overcame the Russians 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 in a two hour and 25 minutes marathon final. With this won, Mirza became the first Indian woman to win women’s doubles title in Grand Slams.

Santina’s winning moments at Wimbledon 2015

First Indian woman to win Grand Slam

On 01 February 2009: Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to win a grand slam title. Partnering Mahesh Bhupathi, she defeated Nathalie Dechy of France and Andy Ram of Israel 6–3, 6–1 in the mixed doubles final of the 2009 Australian Open at the Melbourne Park, Melbourne.

List of Grand Slams won by Sania Mirza
Year Grand Slam Event Players
2009  Australian Open XD Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi
2012 French Open XD Sania Mirza / Mahesh Bhupathi 
2014 US Open XD Sania Mirza / Bruno Soares
2015 Wimbledon WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2015 US Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2016 Australian Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis

First Indian to win Grand Slam

On 07 June 1997 – Mahesh Bhupathi became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam.

Partnering Rika Hiraki of Japan, Hesh defeated the American pair of Lisa Raymond and Patrick Galbraith 6–4, 6–1 in the final to win the 1997 French Open Mixed Doubles title at Roland Garros.

Since then, three more Indians Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have won Grand Slams in doubles categories. However in singles, Ramanathan Krishnan reaching semi-final of Wimbledon in 1960 and in 1961 remains the best performance by till date.

LIST OF GRAND SLAMS WON BY INDIANS

Year
Grand Slam
Event
Team
1997 French Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Rika Hiraki
1999 French Open MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
1999 Wimbledon MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
1999 Wimbledon XD Leander Paes / Lisa Raymond
1999 US Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Ai Sugiyama
2001 French Open MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
2002 Australian Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Elena Likhovtseva
2002 US Open MD Mahesh Bhupathi / Max Mirnyi
2003 Australian Open XD Leander Paes / Martina Navratilova
2003 Wimbledon XD Leander Paes / Martina Navratilova
2005 Wimbledon XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Mary Pierce
2005 US Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Daniela Hantuchová
2006 Australian Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Martina Hingis
2006 US Open MD Leander Paes / Martin Damm
2008 US Open XD Leander Paes / Cara Black
2009 Australian Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Sania Mirza
2009 French Open MD Leander Paes / Lukáš Dlouhý
2009 US Open MD Leander Paes / Lukáš Dlouhý
2010 Australian Open XD Leander Paes / Cara Black
2010 Wimbledon XD Leander Paes / Cara Black
2012 Australian Open MD Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek
2012 French Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Sania Mirza
2013 US Open MD Leander Paes / Radek Štěpánek
2014 US Open XD Sania Mirza / Bruno Soares
2015 Australian Open XD Leander Paes / Martina Hingis
2015 Wimbledon WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2015 Wimbledon XD Leander Paes / Martina Hingis
2015 US Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2016 Australian Open WD Sania Mirza / Martina Hingis
2016 French Open XD Leander Paes / Martina Hingis
2017 French Open XD Rohan Bopanna / Gabriela Dabrowski

First Indian pair to win Grand Slam

On 06 June 1999 – Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi became the first Indian pair to win a Grand Slam.

The duo famously known as “Indian Express” defeated Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic and Jeff Tarrango of United States in the final to win the 1999 French Open Men’s Doubles title at Roland Garros.

Till date, there have been five instances when an all Indian pair have won Grand Slam and Mahesh Bhupathi have been part of the pair on all five occasions, thrice with Leander and twice with Sania.

LIST OF GRAND SLAMS WON BY INDIAN PAIRS

Year
Grand Slam
Event
Team
1999 French Open MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
1999 Wimbledon MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
2001 French Open MD Leander Paes / Mahesh Bhupathi
2009 Australian Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Sania Mirza
2012 French Open XD Mahesh Bhupathi / Sania Mirza