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Sania Mirza recieved WC for MD or QD?
India’s leading women’s tennis player, Sania Mirza has been awarded a wild card for the singles draw at the WTA Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem of Casablanca to be held from April 5-11 2004 at Casablanca, Morocco. According to the tournament organizers, Sania Mirza has been recognized as one of Asia’s most talented young women’s tennis player and she has been given the wild card to support her endeavor to reach the highest echelons of women’s tennis.
With this, Sania Mirza has become the first ever Indian woman to be given a wild card for a WTA tour event outside of the home country.
A much-elated Sania said, "I am glad I have received the wild card for this prestigious tournament. I would like to thank the king of Morocco for his personal interest and intervention in the matter. My recent victory at the WTA-ING Vysya Hyderabad open has further strengthened my confidence, determination and focus and I am now sure of playing to the best of my abilities."
Earlier this year, Sania Mirza created history when she became ‘The youngest Indian ever, male or female, to win a professional Tour tournament’ and ‘The first ever Indian woman to win a professional Tour title’ after her victory at the WTA-ING Vysya Hyderabad open.
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