Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

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Sania Mirza Profile

  • Name:
  • Sania Mirza
  • Born:
  • November 15, 1986
  • Father:
  • Imran Mirza
  • Mother:
  • Nasima
  • Spouse:
  • Shoaib Malik

Sania Mirza Biography

Sania Mirza is a well known Indian tennis player. She started her career in tennis in the year 2003 and gained fame and name for her powerful forehand strokes. She is the first Indian who broke into the top 30 WTA rankings.

Sania Mirza Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship

She was born on 15th November 1986 in Mumbai. Her parents are Imran Mirza and Nasima. Her father is a sports journalist. She spent her childhood days in Hyderabad. She started playing the game tennis when she was just six and was trained by her own father. She did her schooling in NASR school in Hyderabad and got her graduation from St. Mary’s College. She was engaged to Sohrab Mirza but soon this broke off. On April 12, 2010 she married the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik at Hyderabad. There was a small confusion in the affairs as Shoaib was accused of having married already. Later this was resolved after he granted divorce to his first wife.

 

The first debut of Sania Mirza was in the India Fed Cup team n April 2003 in which she won all three singles matches. She also won the Wimbledon Championships Girls Doubles title in 2003 when she played with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. She ranked 27 in singles and 11 in doubles, the highest ever ranking from India.

 

She could reach the fourth round of Gram Slam tournament in US open 2005. She won the Grand Slam title with Mahesh Boopathi in the mixed doubles in Australian Open 2009. She was the runner up in French open 2011 with her partner Elena Vesnina. In 2008 she partnered with Mahesh Boopathi in Australian Open and came out as runner up. Since then she could taste a number of victories. She took part in many Grand Slams and Wimbledon. To pay tribute to her skills, MGR Educational Research Institute University in Chennai offered her honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

 

Muslim religious groups criticized the short tennis clothes she wore. Her picture with exposed soles of her bare feet with an Indian flag in the front during the 2008 Hopman Cup raised the controversy and her love for nation was put under question. She retorted it with the right answer that if she did not love her nation, she would not play Hopman Cup. 


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Updated: September 26, 2017

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