Sania Mirza is a professional
Indian tennis player, 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.
From 2003 until her retirement
from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as
India’s highest ranked player, both in singles and doubles. Mirza has defeated
many top players, namely Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli
and Former World No. 1’s Martina Hingis & Dinara Safina.
Sania Mirza has won one WTA
singles title so far, at Hyderabad in 2005. She has won two Grand Slam titles:
the mixed doubles event at the 2009 Australian Open and the same event at 2012
French Open. She was also the runner-up on two other Grand Slam occasions: the
mixed doubles event at 2008 Australian Open and the women’s doubles event at
Roland Garros 2011.
Sania Mirza was named one of the
’50 heroes of Asia’ by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times
named Mirza in the list of the “33 women who made India proud”.
Mirza is the highest ranked female tennis player
ever from India, with a career high ranking of 27 in singles and 7 in doubles.
She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a
Grand Slam tournament. She is the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand
Slam tennis tournament and the first Indian woman to win a WTA title (singles
or doubles). She speaks across the world on determination in sports,
Motivation, and her journey in Tennis.
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