Sania Mirza said winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award is a 'huge honour' that will push her further to do well on the professional tour and next year's Rio Olympic Games.
Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the Wimbledon women's doubles title recently, was on Saturday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Sania Mirza, who will receive the Khel Ratna award on Saturday, said her former mixed doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi is also a deserving candidate for the honour.
Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for the second straight major semi-final after beating her Russian rival for the 17th consecutive time at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in the US Open quarter-finals, while Andy Murray might have to get past Stan Wawrinka and Roger Federer just to reach the final.
The National Sports Day is only days away but the discontent refuses to die. HN Girisha, one of the athletes who had applied for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna but missed out to Sania Mirza, approached the Karnataka High Court seeking a stay on the award.
Despite a difficult season thus far, Rafael Nadal insists he won't end his loyalty to his uncle and coach Toni Nadal, with whom he has won 14 Grand Slam titles.
Serena Williams, aiming to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam, and Novak Djokovic were named top seeds for the US Open Championships, starting on August 31.
Canadian rapper Drake and Serena Williams were spotted kissing in a restaurant over the weekend.
Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-6 (1), 6-3 on Sunday to capture his second consecutive Western & Southern Open title.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis crashed out of the Western and Southern Open, losing 4-6, 6-0, 6-10 to Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan of Chinese Taipei.
World number one Novak Djokovic will be aiming for a slice of ATP history on Sunday when he takes on six-time champion Roger Federer in the ATP Cincinnati Masters final.
Top-seeded women's doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis advanced but the other Indians participating in the Cincinnati Masters failed to progress as Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were knocked out from the men's doubles event in the quarterfinals.
World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in straight sets to advance to the semifinals of the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters on Friday.
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea registered a hard-fought win to enter the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters on the outdoor hard courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati.