The Government of India announced the awardees for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and Arjuna Award for the year 2015. Sania Mirza became only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Tennis on 11 July 2015 won women’s doubles title at Wimbledon. With this title, Sania also became the first Indian women to win a Wimbledon title.
Despite being sick, Serena Williams won Australian Open by defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia. By winning her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Williams crossed Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in grand slam title wins.