Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza becomes 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart award 2020

  • Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza (33)has created new history by becoming the 1st Indian to win Fed Cup Heart Award 2020 for Asia/Oceania She decided to give a prize money of $ 2000 to the Telangana Chief Minister Relief Fund to help battle against coronavirus.
  • Sania is one of 4 winners chosen by a public vote, alongside Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (wins Qualifiers award), Mexico’s Fernanda Contreras Gomez (Americas I zone) and Estonian Anett Kontaveit (Europe/Africa I zone).

About Fed Cup Heart Award:

  • It is a UK (United Kingdom) based International Tennis Federation (ITF) initiative established in 2009 to recognise players representing their countries in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

About Fed cup:

  • It is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport with 108 nations entered in 2019 was launched in 1963.

About Fed Cup Heart Award:

  • It is an International Tennis Federation(ITF) initiative established in 2009 to recognise players representing their countries in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas.

About ITF:

  • Headquarters– London, United Kingdom
  • President– David Haggerty
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