Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the Wimbledon women's doubles title recently, was on Saturday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.Mirza became the second tennis player to receive the country's highest sporting honour after Leander Paes.President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards for 2014-15 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
About Sania Mirza --She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament . She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 Gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.Mirza was named one of the "50 heroes of Asia" by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the "33 women who made India proud". She was appointed as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 th November 2013 .