Kento Momota celebrates World Championships victory with tennis legend Martina Hingis

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Kento Momota poses for pictures with Martina Hingis. (photo: BWF)
Kento Momota poses for pictures with Martina Hingis. (photo: BWF)

Basel: After winning his second World Championships title on Sunday, Japan’s Kento Momota has been inundated with congratulations from fans and the famous Swiss tennis legend, Martina Hingis, who won a total of 25 Grand Slam titles (5 women’s singles, 7 mixed doubles, 13 women’s doubles) in her illustrious career.

Martina Hingis congratulates Kento Momota for successfully defended the World title. (photo: BWF)
Martina Hingis congratulates Kento Momota for successfully defended the World title. (photo: BWF)

In addition to Momota, PV Sindhu who achieved a historic win by capturing her first and also India’s first World Championships title, was awarded USD 28K for her remarkable achievement.

“I have no words to express, because I have been waiting for so long. Last time, it was silver, before that it was silver and finally I am a world champion so I am really really happy. I have been expecting this for a very long time. So I got it finally and I want to enjoy it, feel it,” said Sindhu after the World’s final.

Sindhu spoke to Indian media upon her arrival at the Delhi Airport.

Meanwhile, Japan’s Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara who successfully defended their women’s doubles championships title on Sunday, were congratulated by Japan’s first women’s doubles world champions, Etsuko Toganoo/Emiko Ueno, where they won the world title in Malmo, Sweden in 1977.

Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara pose for pictures with Etsuko Toganoo/Emiko Ueno. (photo: BWF)
Mayu Matsumoto/Wakana Nagahara pose for pictures with Etsuko Toganoo/Emiko Ueno. (photo: BWF)

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