Fed Cup: Sania Mirza in contention for ITF’s Heart Award

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Online voting began for a week from Friday (May 1) with the winners scheduled to be announced on May 11. Mirza was instrumental in India being placed runner-up to China at the Asia/Oceania Fed Cup qualifying held at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium that concluded on March 7, just before all tennis activity was shut worldwide due to the pandemic. Nugroho was the standout player as Indonesia nearly upset India on the final day. Read AlsoNadal says he’s ‘very pessimistic’ about return of tennis However, it was Sania Mirza who teamed up with Ankita Raina to win the crucial doubles in three sets against Indonesia to ensure India the runner-up spot and a qualification to the next stage of Fed Cup. Mirza has made huge impact in tennis in India. She was a regular in Nigeria in the ealier part of her career winning ITF tournaments in Nigeria’s cities of Benin and Lagos respectively. India’s tennis ace Sania Mirza will join teenagers Leylah Annie Fernandez of Canada and Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia along with a handful others as nominees for February’s Fed Cup Heart Award. Mirza and the two 17-year-olds from Canada and Indonesia will be joined by Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, Belarussian Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia along with the regional nominees – namely Anett Kontaveit (Estonia), Eleonora Molinaro (Luxembourg), Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Mexico) and Veronica Royg (Paraguay). Now in its 11th year, the Fed Cup Heart Award recognises those players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. Each winner receives a cheque to be donated to a charity of their choice. Team France celebrate winning the Fed Cup in the 2019 Fed Cup FinalAdvertisement Promoted Content9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate BeautyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more