It was another action-packed year for Indian sports.
Indian cricket, however, was hit by a plethora of controversies which threatened to overshadow on-field events.
Sania personified Indian tennis with a stupendous rise that catapulted her to the tip of womens doubles rankings.
Her association with Swiss great Martina Hingis formed the basis of an unstoppable juggernaut as they complimented each other perfectly to win an astonishing nine titles, a fairy tale journey adorned with prestigious victories at Wimbledon and US Open.
They teamed up in 16 events and enjoyed an overwhelming 55-7 win-loss ratio with a 22-match unbeaten streak.
The Indo-Swiss collaboration capped off a memorable year with a triumph at the season-ending Womens Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore, also winning at Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Charleston, Miami and Indian Wells.
Sania-Martina made the top spot in world rankings their own and were named the Womens Doubles World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
But while all was shining on the doubles front, Indias struggle in singles was again highlighted when their top-ranked player Yuki Bhambri (93) lost both his Davis Cup matches against Czech Republic at home.