Sania Mirza

Professional Tennis Player
Born Nov 15, 1986

Sania Mirza is a professional Indian doubles tennis player. Following numerous surgeries she has retired from singles to concentrate on her doubles career. She began her tennis career in 2003 and is well known for her powerful forehand ground strokes. She is the first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA rankings in singles and top 10 in doubles.… Read More

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  • Asian Tennis Seeks A Homegrown Star
    NYTimes - Oct 21, 2016
  • Olympics Tennis Russian Women Win Doubles Gold
    Yahoo News - Aug 14, 2016
  • Hingis And Mirza Call Time On Doubles Partnership - Aug 11, 2016
  • Tennis Hingis And Mirza Lose Chance To Complete 'santina Slam'
    Yahoo News - May 29, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sania Mirza.


1986 Birth Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 15 November 1986, to Imran Mirza, a builder, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business. … Read More


2001 - 2002 4 More Events
2003 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title, partnering Alisa Kleybanova.
2004 18 Years Old 1 More Event
At her hometown event, the 2004 AP Tourism Hyderabad Open, Mirza was a wildcard entrant. … Read More
In February, Mirza became the first ever Indian woman to win a WTA title, by winning her hometown event, the 2005 AP Tourism Hyderabad Open, defeating ninth seeded Alona Bondarenko in the final.


2006 - 2007 9 More Events
She reached the third round at the 2008 Australian Open as No. 31 seed, where she lost to No. 8 seed Venus Williams having been up a break in the first set. … Read More
Mirza started her year by playing at the doubles event of the Moorilla Hobart International. Partnering Francesca Schiavone, they reached the quarterfinals. At 2009 Australian Open, she won her first round match against Marta Domachowska, but she fell against 10th seed Nadia Petrova in round two. … Read More
…  Mirza then suffered two first-round losses at the Moorilla Hobart International and the 2010 Australian Open.
Going into the 2011 Australian Open, Mirza lost in the first round against Belgium's former world No. 1 Justine Henin in a tight three-setter, having won the first set 5–7 she went down 6–3, 6–1 in the next two. … Read More
…  She then would begin the European Clay Court Season at the 2012 Estoril Open, where she was the semifinalist in doubles (with Anastasia Rodionova). … Read More
2013 27 Years Old Mirza kicked off her 2013 season with a title Brisbane alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first tournament itself. … Read More
Mirza began 2014 playing with Cara Black in the 2014 Apia International Sydney where they lost in the first round to Ajla Tomljanović and Jarmila Gajdošová.
Mirza began her 2015 season ranked No. 6 in the doubles rankings.


…  She was named in Time magazine's 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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