Leander Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis yesterday registered a sensational victory over the Canadian-French pair of Nestor and Kristina to win the Australian Open mixed-doubles final to raise their Grand slam count to 15.
President Pranab Mukherjee said in a message, “Please accept my hearty congratulations on having won the Australian Open Mixed Doubles in Melbourne, making it your 15th Grand Slam title. Your achievement is an inspiration for the youth of our country. The whole country joins your family and you in celebrating this impressive achievement. I wish you continuing success and many more laurels in the future”.
In his congratulatory message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said: “Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the Mixed Doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open.”