Many of us determinately can say it out that these facts about Sania Mirza might have not been known to most of you. Sania Mirza has been an iconic figure to younger, in most of the aspects which have been tabulated over here in this post. Would you like to know those facts, than read out the whole post and share them with your besties and tennis followers.
Sania Mirza who is leading the Indian Tennis Squad, is an ace seed of Indian Tennis contingent. She has been winning most of the series played by her and bringing laurels to India and her family. Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai (then Bombay) to a builder Imran Mirza and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business on 15 November 1986. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Hyderabad where she and younger sister Anam were raised in a Shi’a Muslim family. She took up tennis at the age of six. She has been coached by her father and also Roger Anderson. Mirza has a very powerful and accurate forehand playing style which is considered among the best in the sport.
Since the inception of her career she never turned back and has established herself as one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in India. Since 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No.1 player, both in singles and doubles throughout her career.
Below 27 inspiring facts of Sania Mirza have been stated which are rarely known to people thus share them with your besties and sports buffs and ardent followers and inspire all.
Sania made her debut at 6 years age :
Sania started her tennis coaching when she was 6 years old. Sania Mirza commenced playing tennis at the age of six at Hyderabad’s Nizam Club located at Hyderabad City, India.
First Indian Tennis Player to win a WTA Title
Sania is the first Indian tennis player to win a WTA title and the highest ranked Indian tennis player from 2003-2013
Sania Mirza Earned More Through Tennis
Sania Mirza is the first Indian tennis player to make more than USD 1 million which is stillan unbeatable record in India.
Sania Mirza Has A Honorary Degree
Sania Mirza was awarded an honorary degree in recognition to her tennis playing spirit and incredible career. She has an honorary degree from Chennai’s MGR Educational and Research Institute University.
Most Searched Person On Internet
Sania Mirza was the most searched Indian sportsperson in 2010 as per Google Trends which implies Sania Mirza is the hot search keyword and a lot of people search for her on Google.
Sania Mirza Is No More Single
Sania Mirza is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and related to former cricket captains Ghulam Ahmed of India, and Asif Iqbal of Pakistan.
Sania Mirza Excelled as Junior Tennis Player
Mirza won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles as a junior player.
Sania Mirza Won At Wimbledon 2003
Sania Mirza won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls’ Doubles title, partnering Alisa Kleybanova.
Sania Is First Indian Woman To Reach 4th Grand Slam
Sania Mirza is the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament
Sania Mirza Won Hyderabad Open In 2005
Sania Mirza Indian woman to win a WTA singles title (Hyderabad Open in 2005)
Sania Mirza Impressed WTA
Sania is WTA’s Most Impressive Newcomer for the year 2005.
Sania Honored With Padma Shri Award
Ms. Mirza has been awarded Padma Shri Award in 2006.
Sania Mirza At India Fed Cup
Sania made her debut with her career with India Fed Cup team held in April 2003.
First Indian Woman At US Grandslam
Sania Mirza set a record by becoming the first Indian woman to enter the fourth round of a Grand Slam event at the 2005 US Open, by tasting victory over Mashona Washington, Maria Elena Camerin and Marion Bartoli in the year 2005.
Sania At US Open 2007
Sania finished eighth in US Open in the year 2007.
Sania Mirza Represeneted India At Beijing
Sania Mirza was chosen to represent India at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, in the Women’s Singles and Doubles events.
Sania Mirza Won Mixed Doubles In The Year 2009
Mirza emerged as the first Indian woman to win a grand slam event by winning the Mixed Doubles event at the 2009 Australian Open, with Mahesh Bhupathi,bhupathi-sania-french-open-apphoto
Sania Mirza In Top 30 WTA Rankings
Sania Mirza is first Indian to have broken into teh top 30 WTA rankings and top 10 players, including Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, and Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza Awarded Arjuna Award
In the year 2004 Sania Mirza was awarded Arjuan award for her commitment and her passion towards tennis.
Sania Mirza Is Heroe Of Asia
Sania Mirza was named as one of the 50 heroes of Asia in the year 2005 by Times Magazine.
Sania Mirza Made India Proud
Ms Mirza was named in the list of “33 women made India proud” compiled by the Economic Times.
Sania Is Highest Female Ranked In Indian Tennis Contingent
Sania Mirza was the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India with a career high of 27 in singles and 7 in doubles.
Sania Mirza As Junior Tennis Player Won 13 Double Titles
At an early age in her junior career Sania won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles.
Sponsorship Of Sania Mirza Was Made By Leading Corp.
Sania Mirza has been sponsored at an early age of 12 by an International Sports brand Adidas and Indian business group GVK. Current Endorsement deal GVK Industries, Sahara, Atlas Cycles, Tata Tea and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Sania Mirza As Brand Ambassador Of Telangana
Sania Mirza is the brand ambassador for the Indian state of Telangana and Sania Mirza considers Steffi Graf and Roger Federer as her tennis idols.
Sania Paired With Leander Paes
Sania’s big break arrived in 2002 when Leander Paes took her as a mixed doubles partner at the Asian Games. The duo won bronze.
Sania Mirza Pride Of India
Sania Mirza is the toast of the nation as exemplified by the growing brand endorsements and the spawning of a number of Sania fan sites in the net.
Saina comes from a middle-class family and has been groomed into a world-class player in the face of awesome odds”. Sania Mirza states that “Do not worry about winning or losing. Work hard and you will be successful”. Despite being a Tennis Player she is Sania Mirza is also a good swimmer. However Sania Mirza hasn’t really won many major international tournaments she continues to inspire many in India especially girls who would like to emulate her. She is a role model to many upcoming tennis players from the country. Stay tuned to Viral Comics for more inspiring posts.