Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza is suited to become the first Indian to be nominated for the Fed Cup Heart Award from the Asia\ Oceania zone along with Indonesia’s Priska Madelyn Nugroho.
After four years, Sania made her comeback to Fed Cup and assisted India to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 18 months.
Sania was quoted as saying in an AITA release, “Stepping on to the court for the first time in India colours was a moment of pride for me, back in 2003. It has been an eighteen year-long journey since then and I feel extremely proud and privileged to have contributed to the success of Indian tennis.”
The Fed Cup result at the Asia/Oceania tournament last month is one of the greatest achievements of my playing career. These are the moments an athlete plays for and I am grateful to the Fed Cup Heart Awards selection panel for this recognition,” added the 33-year-old.
Online voting will be held by fans to stipulate the winners of the Heart Awards, which will go live on 1 May until 8 May.
Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) and Eleonora Molinaro (Luxembourg) have nominated from Europe\ Africa zone while from the Americas, Fernanda Contreras Gomez of Mexico and Paraguay’s Veronica Cepede Royg have nominated in Fed Cup Heart Award’s 11th edition this year.