If a book is exclusively written on Indian Tennis then the pages won’t be completed without mentioning the name of Sania Mirza along with Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati. Today we will discuss about Sania. If you are a regular Tennis fans then I don’t need to introduce her to you however those who want to know about her personal life and carrier statistics a bit, this article will certainly add some information to you.
Born in 1986, to a rich family of Imran Mirza she turns out to be a professional Tennis Player very early in her life. In 2003, Sania Mirza won 4 gold medals in the Afro-Asian games held in Hyderabad. In a country where people are obsessed with Cricket. She is the first Indian Female player to make a mark at WTA (World Tennis Association). She is better known for her Mixed double Titles. It was 2008 when Sania along with Mahesh Bhupati sealed a runner up place in Australian open against the duo Sun Tiantian and Nenad Zimonjic. One year later with Mahesh Bhupati she won the Australia Open this time. Her win made many headlines in India. The winning steak with Mahesh Bhupati does not stop here. They together won the French Open in the year 2012. The year 2014 and 2015 also bring lot of glory to Sania. In 2014 she won the US Open along with partner Bruno Soares (Brazilian) against Abigali Spears and Santiago Gonzalez.
Who can forget her pairing with Martina Hingis. Sania – Hingis pair has won the 2015 Wimbledon and US Open. In 2016 this duo also won the Australian Open. So far we were talking about her WTA winning however she has many other records in her name. She won Singapore Open for two consecutive year’s i.e. 2014 and 2015 with her partner Cara Black and Martina Hingis respectively. Beside this she has also won many Asian championships with Cara Black and Martina Hingis.
She won the Arjuna award in 2004. In 2006, she was bestowed with the Padma Shri — the country’s fourth highest civilian honour. In 2015 she won the Khel Ratna.
Like any Indian she is fond of Bollywood movies and Cricket. Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor is her favorite Bollywood superstar. She married to Pakistani batsman Shoaib Mallick
Sania Mirza has an estimated net worth of $4 Million (280 Crore INR aprox). She was brand ambassador for Sprite, Adidas and Bournvita. Sania won a luxurious home located on the beautiful Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. She is fond of luxury cars. Her personal favorite is black colored BMW Besides that, she owns the yellow colored Palio, which was gifted by Sachin Tendulkar.
There is a bad news for Indian Tennis lovers, on 22-Jan-2020, Sania was pulled out of Austrlian Open due to calf injury. Pray for her fast recovery.