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The Week Sania Mirza Became No.1

Take a look back at the week that led up to Sania Mirza becoming the first Indian woman ever to reach No.1 in tennis - check out a dozen of the best images right here.

Published April 13, 2015 12:10

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza came to Charleston a perfect 10-0 since teaming up four weeks earlier.
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza came to Charleston a perfect 10-0 since teaming up four weeks earlier.
And the other teams were gunning for them right from the start, beginning with the Rodionova sisters.
And the other teams were gunning for them right from the start, beginning with the Rodionova sisters.
And then Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova, who even held match point in the quarters.
And then Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova, who even held match point in the quarters.
Hingis and Mirza knew they needed to push themselves to keep the energy up, and that's what hey did.
Hingis and Mirza knew they needed to push themselves to keep the energy up, and that's what hey did.
They rallied to win another match tie-break against Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...
They rallied to win another match tie-break against Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...
... and that put the pair into their third straight final, going for their third straight title.
... and that put the pair into their third straight final, going for their third straight title.
After a flawless first set, they closed Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak out in straights, 6-0, 6-4.
After a flawless first set, they closed Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak out in straights, 6-0, 6-4.
And that did it - Hingis and Mirza made it three for three by conquering the Family Circle Cup.
And that did it - Hingis and Mirza made it three for three by conquering the Family Circle Cup.
They also clinched the World No.1 doubles ranking for Mirza, the first Indian woman to reach No.1.
They also clinched the World No.1 doubles ranking for Mirza, the first Indian woman to reach No.1.
Hingis and Mirza are now an even more perfect 14-0 together since first joining up at Indian Wells.
Hingis and Mirza are now an even more perfect 14-0 together since first joining up at Indian Wells.
They're also No.1 on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard, and the team to beat moving forward.
They're also No.1 on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard, and the team to beat moving forward.
You really CAN have your cake and eat it too... #familycirclecuptitle #no.1 #cake
You really CAN have your cake and eat it too... #familycirclecuptitle #no.1 #cake
  • Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza came to Charleston a perfect 10-0 since teaming up four weeks earlier.
  • And the other teams were gunning for them right from the start, beginning with the Rodionova sisters.
  • And then Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova, who even held match point in the quarters.
  • Hingis and Mirza knew they needed to push themselves to keep the energy up, and that's what hey did.
  • They rallied to win another match tie-break against Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...
  • ... and that put the pair into their third straight final, going for their third straight title.
  • After a flawless first set, they closed Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak out in straights, 6-0, 6-4.
  • And that did it - Hingis and Mirza made it three for three by conquering the Family Circle Cup.
  • They also clinched the World No.1 doubles ranking for Mirza, the first Indian woman to reach No.1.
  • Hingis and Mirza are now an even more perfect 14-0 together since first joining up at Indian Wells.
  • They're also No.1 on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard, and the team to beat moving forward.
  • You really CAN have your cake and eat it too... #familycirclecuptitle #no.1 #cake
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