Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania zone. She beats Indonesia’s 16-year-old Priska Madelyn Nugroho for this category & received the award for her successful return to the court after becoming a mother. She  is one of 4 winners chosen by a public vote, alongside Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (wins Qualifiers award), Estonian Anett Kontaveit (Europe/Africa I zone) and Mexico’s Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Americas I zone).

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What is Fed cup?

Fed cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport with 108 nations entered in 2019 was launched in 1963. Fed Cup Heart Award is an International Tennis Federation(ITF) initiative established in 2009 to recognise players representing their countries in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Tennis FederationHeadquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • International Tennis Federation President: David Haggerty.

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