There’s good news for the doubles World No. 1 and Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza’s large legion of fans. Her much-awaited 238-page autobiography ‘Ace Against Odds’, consisting of 39 chapters, has been released by Harper Collins India this week and is in stores now.
The book is co-authored by her father Imran Mirza, who is also her coach and it offers an authentic insight into the life of a top tennis professional which can guide the rising crop of youngsters. In addition, India’s most famous female tennis player has also shared interesting tidbits from her life and her high-profile wedding with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik.
“I hope the book is a useful road map to guide the next generation of tennis players from India. If my story can inspire even one youngster to the heights of winning a Grand Slam in the future, I will feel blessed,” the six-time Major winner has said in a recent interview.
Controversy is Sania Mirza’s second name and the book is also an attempt to clear some of those contentious issues that she has been involved in throughout her career. The autobiography will provide her perspective and will give an honest account of the person that she really is.
“The book will be from my point of view and obviously about things that have not been said. Even though there’s been a lot said and written about me on my behalf, it’s never really been said by me. I owe it to myself and my family and to everybody,” Mirza has explained.
The 29-year-old is currently busy playing at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships where she is the defending champion in women’s doubles with Martina Hingis. The top-seeded pair has reached the quarter-finals where they are scheduled to take on the fifth seeds Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.
In mixed doubles, the Indian suffered a heartbreaking opening round loss alongside Croatian Ivan Dodig. The two squandered four match points to go down in a three-set loss to British combine of Anna Smith and Neal Skupski.