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Sania Mirza was born on 15-11-1986 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. She is an Indian Tennis Player.
|Other Name:||Sania Malik, Sania, Sam, San, Santina|
Sania Mirza Biography, Relationship & Career
Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai but soon relocated to Hyderabad shortly after her birth. She started her stint tennis at the tender age of 6. She did her education at Nasr School at Hyderabad. She started playing with the ITF tournaments at the age of 15 and won three titles in one calendar year. She came into prominence once she won a Bronze medal at the Busan Asian Games in the event of mixed doubles in Tennis.
She turned pro at the age of 17 and began appearing in majors. She came to the limelight after winning the Ladies Doubles title in Wimbledon and US Open in 2003. That year did not end there, she also won as many as 4 gold medals from the prestigious Afro-Asian matches which were held in her hometown of Hyderabad. In 2005, she started appearing in majors and reached till4th around in US Open and thus becoming the first Indian to progress until the 4th round in the majors.
She had been ranked as high as the 27th ranked female player in 2007. A feat that is yet to be surpassed by any Indian at the singles level. She missed most part of the 2008 season due to a wrist injury but made a great comeback the following year when she won her first Grand Slam alongside Mahesh Bhupathi by winning the Australian Open mixed doubles event. This was the 1st of her most grand slams to come. However, she and harms went hand in hand, and consequently, she confined herself to only play with the doubles event. She formed a formidable set with veteran Korean participant Martina Hingis and the duo won many events and Grand Slams. In all, she has won 3 Women’s Doubles and 3 Mixed Doubles Grand Slams in addition to 2 World Tour Finals. She missed out on a bronze medal along with her partner Rohan Bopanna in the 2016 Summer Olympics. She stayed at the very top of the position of the double for a couple of years and is arguably the most sought after doubles player in the world. She has had as many as six surgeries already but she is still going strong and the hopes of an Olympic medal at the 2020 Olympics is riding on her.
For her achievements on the court, she’s been felicitated with the Arjuna, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and the Padma Bhushan Award by the government of India.
She had been born to Imran Mirza and Naseema Mirza. She was previously engaged with businessman Sohrab Mirza. She’s married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik because 2010. On 30-10-2018 the couple got a god gift that a baby boy.
Personal Info of Sania Mirza
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sania Mirza
- Google tendencies stated that Sania Mirza has been the most sought after Indian sportsperson in 2010.
- Her first trainer was her father Imran Mirza, who gave up a career in journalism to direct his daughter.
- In 2005, Time magazine called Mirza among those'50 Heroes of Asia'. Back in March 2012, the Economic Times contained her in a record of'33 Girls Who Produced India proud'.
- Mrs. Sania Mirza Malik became manufacturer ambassador of Telangana State at 2014.