• Sania Mirza Volleys Sanjay Manjrekar’s Tweet in a war of words

    Sania Mirza completed 80 consecutive weeks as World No.1 Tennis player in women’s doubles and as usual the star tweeted to celebrate this moment with her fans.

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    The 29-year-old Hyderabadi is the first Indian woman to hold the No.1 ranking in the category but we all know better that on social media sites, one could get as much as laurels as criticism. One of them in this case was noted cricket commentator and former India player Sanjay Manjrekar. Manjrekar was just trying to correct the term and the words Sania used in her tweet, or was it necessary?

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    Manjrekar’s ‘smart’ move then got a taste of Mirza’s backhand.

    Within a span of time, it took a form of a repartee between these two and at the end of the match, the World No.1 doubles player handled the trolling softly yet knocked out the co-called corrector.

    Hence,  this happened:

    In reply:

    Manjrekar went on and on to be sarcastic:

    And, Ouch!

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    Sania’s triumph to becoming the No.1 spot came after winning the Volvo Car Open in Charleston with 8885 points while her former partner Hingis was at 8560 points. Only three other women’s doubles players have held on to the top spot at one go more than Mirza, and they are Martina Navratilova (181 weeks), Cara Black (145) and Liezel Huber (134). Kudos Sania Mirza!

    Sania along with Swiss Martina Hingis, won 13 titles in a 12-month period, their streak of 41 successive wins was snapped in St Petersburg this February. After their split in August this year, Mirza became the sole possession of the WTA doubles number one ranking when she teamed up with Barbora Strycova to beat and Coco Vandeweghe in Cincinnati Open final.

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