Indian Tennis star and sensation Sania Mirza has been representing nation in various top class tennis events and making the nation proud on her. She was born on 15 November, 1986 to a Muslim family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Sania has been playing tennis since 2001 at the international level and she turned professional in 2003. She is India’s top tennis player and today we’ll discuss some interesting facts about Sania Mirza.
Birth Name: Sania Mirza
Birth Date: 15 November, 1986
Birth Place: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Father: Imran Mirza
Height: 173 meter
Boyfriend(s): (Past- Sohrab Mirza)
Spouse: Shoaib Malik
Child: Izhaan Mirza-Malik
Facts about Sania Mirza
1.) Sania Mirza started playing tennis at the age of just six and her father Imran Mirza was her first coach. Later on she learnt tennis game from coach Roger Anderson.
2.) Sania’s tennis idolize are Roger Federer and Steffi Graf.
3.) She completed her graduation from St. Marry’s College, Hyderabad.
4.) MGR Educational and Research Institute University awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to Sania in 2008.
5.) Sania Mirza married to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. The fact is before getting married to Malik, Sania was related to other cricketers like Ghulam Ahmed and Asif Iqbal.
6.) In 2009, Sania got engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza but due to some reasons they decided to be a part.
7.) Time magazine named her “50 heroes of Asia” in 2005.
8.) Sania Mirza was named in “33 women who made India proud” by The Economic Times in 2010.
9.) As per 2010 Google Trends analysis, Sania Mirza was the most searched Indian Sports personality on search engine.
10.) Sania Mirza became first South Asian Woman to feature as UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia in 2013.
11.) Mrs. Sania Mirza Malik became brand ambassador of Telangana State in 2014.
12.) She is the first Indian tennis player to earn more than 1 million US dollar.
13.) In the early stage of her tennis career, as junior player Sania Mirza won 10 Singles and 13 doubles title.
14.) Sania also bagged 27 WTA and 4 ITF doubles titles along with 1 WTA and 14 ITF singles titles.
15.) She won 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girl’s double title with her partner Alisa Kleybanova.
16.) Sania Mirza is the first Indian woman to win a WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) title. WTA also ranked her India’s number 1 player from 2003 to 2013.
17.) Sania Mirza became second Indian tennis player to get honoured with country’s highest award for achievement in sports i.e. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
18.) Mirza won silver medal in Women’s singles and a bronze medal in Women’s doubles at 2010 Commonwealth Games.
19.) Sania has won 3 top Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles of the year as she claimed 2009 Australian Open, 2012 French Open and 2014 US Open.
20.) She won one Grand Slam Doubles in 2015 when Sania claimed Wimbledon Championships 2015 crown with partner Martina Hingis.
21.) Sania achieved number 1 WTA rank in Women’s Doubles event.
22.) Mirza won 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
23.) She gave birth to baby boy Izhaan Mirza-Malik on 30 October 2018 at Rainbow hospital in Hyderabad.
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