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Sania Mirza Biography & Latest News

Sania Mirza Biography

An athlete whose name is synonymous with the sport in India, Mirza is currently at No. 1 in the women’s doubles rankings with partner and former Singles No. 1 Martina Hingis, whom she began partnering in 2015. Although Mirza did not have much success in the singles in the early part of her career and was plagued by injury, her comeback in the doubles has been nothing short of spectacular. She retired from the singles following that injury despite victories over a number of top-10 players, but came back in the doubles to go to the top of the rankings. Following the beginning of her partnership with Hingis, the pair have together won titles at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2015, following which they won the 2016 Australian Open title after a dominant run. Following their WTA finals win, the two ended 2015 at the No. 1 spot. Mirza will be part of the mixed and womens doubles teams at the Rio Olympics. It now remains to be seen who will partner her, given that Rohan Bopanna has already qualified for the games on the back of his top 10 doubles ranking, while Leander Paes will need to be selected as Bopanna’s doubles partner to be able to partner Mirza in the mixed doubles event. The Indian has had success in the doubles even on the junior circuit, winning the girls’ doubles title at Wimbledon in 2003 with Russia’s Alisa Kleybanova. Mirza's biggest mixed doubles successes have come with Mahesh Bhupathi; the pair have together won Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open in 2009 and the French Open in 2012, prior to which they were runners-up at the Australian Open. Mirza has an extensive record representing India on the international stage, winning gold in every discipline – the singles, doubles, mixed doubles and team event at the Afro-Asian Games of 2003. Also highly successful at the mixed doubles at the Asian Games, the Indian won silver and bronze at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010. Now enjoying a renewed run of immense form, Mirza is one of the country’s best hopes at the Olympics. She has only ever partnered Rohan Bopanna at the IPTL, and should she partner with Myneni at the mixed doubles, will present an interesting pairing for viewers.

Sania Mirza Latest News & Articles

Full list of 152 athletes covered under TOP scheme announced
Full list of 152 athletes covered under TOP scheme announced
109 names have been added to this list earlier this month.
US Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna keep on winning; Leander Paes bows out
US Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna keep on winning; Leander Paes bows out
The Indian challenge came to an end in men's doubles.
US Open 2017: Sania Mirza makes shock exit in mixed doubles
US Open 2017: Sania Mirza makes shock exit in mixed doubles
Bopanna too had disappointment on Day 5 of the 2017 US Open.
Tennis star Sania Mirza's Facebook post littered with sexist and lewd comments
Tennis star Sania Mirza's Facebook post littered with sexist and lewd comments
A recent post from the tennis star received a lot of criticism from many fans.
ATP Rankings: Ramkumar Ramanathan becomes India No. 1 with career-best ranking
ATP Rankings: Ramkumar Ramanathan becomes India No. 1 with career-best ranking
Ramkumar will be in action this week in the qualifying rounds of the US Open.
Cincinnati Open: Indian challenge ends with losses for Mirza and Bopanna
Cincinnati Open: Indian challenge ends with losses for Mirza and Bopanna
Mirza was the defending women's doubles champion.
Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai in semis, winning start for Rohan Bopanna
Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai in semis, winning start for Rohan Bopanna
Mirza is the defending champion at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai reach quarter-finals, Ramkumar Ramanathan exits
Cincinnati Open: Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai reach quarter-finals, Ramkumar Ramanathan exits
Mirza is the defending women's doubles champion in this tournament.
Montreal Masters 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig reach semi-finals
Montreal Masters 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig reach semi-finals
While Bopanna is doing well, it has not been the best of weeks for Sania Mirza.
Mithali Raj an ‘incredible ambassador’ for cricket, says Sania Mirza
Mithali Raj an ‘incredible ambassador’ for cricket, says Sania Mirza
The Indian tennis star showered praises on Mithali Raj and her team.
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna continues winning streak in mixed doubles, Sania Mirza out
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna continues winning streak in mixed doubles, Sania Mirza out
There was a win for India in juniors too.
2017 Wimbledon: Mirza out in Women's Doubles, Purav Raja out in Mixed Doubles
2017 Wimbledon: Mirza out in Women's Doubles, Purav Raja out in Mixed Doubles
Indians did not have a very good day yesterday at Wimbledon
Wimbledon 2017: Double win for Sania Mirza; Rohan Bopanna, Purav Raja victorious as well
Wimbledon 2017: Double win for Sania Mirza; Rohan Bopanna, Purav Raja victorious as well
Mirza has a tough task up next in women's doubles.
Wimbledon 2017: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna bring double delight
Wimbledon 2017: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna bring double delight
Mirza now faces Martina Hingis in a battle of the former doubles partners.
Wimbledon 2017: Sania Mirza and Purav Raja-Divij Sharan win; heartbreak for Nedunchezhiyan
Wimbledon 2017: Sania Mirza and Purav Raja-Divij Sharan win; heartbreak for Nedunchezhiyan
Paes and Bopanna are yet to begin their respective campaigns.
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