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.
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.
World champion @Pvsindhu1 touchdown in 🇮🇳.
Hear her speak for the first time after arriving in New Dehi.👇@Media_SAI @IndiaSports @WeAreTeamIndia #IndiaontheRise #BEFWorldchampion pic.twitter.com/5J4jY6MFCa
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 26, 2019
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.