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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.

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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.
Wimbledon 2017: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna headed for second round mixed doubles meeting
Wimbledon 2017: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna headed for second round mixed doubles meeting
Bopanna and Paes are on the same side of the draw in men's doubles too.
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes have a potential quarter-final clash
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes have a potential quarter-final clash
Sania Mirza, meanwhile, has been presented with a tough draw.
India at Wimbledon 2017: Analysis of the draw
India at Wimbledon 2017: Analysis of the draw
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are both seeded with their respective partners in the men's and women's doubeles.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sania Mirza lauds Shoaib Malik's commitment
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Sania Mirza lauds Shoaib Malik's commitment
Shoaib Malik will feature in his 250th ODI for Pakistan.
French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna in semi-finals, defeats Sania Mirza
French Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna in semi-finals, defeats Sania Mirza
This is Bopanna's best ever Grand Slam mixed doubles finish.
French Open 2017: Mixed luck for India but Bopanna shines
French Open 2017: Mixed luck for India but Bopanna shines
Bopanna has been India's most successful campaigner at the French Open so far.
India at the French Open 2017: Mirza knocked out, Paes, Bopanna through
India at the French Open 2017: Mirza knocked out, Paes, Bopanna through
All Indian players are still in the running for the mixed doubles title.
Rome Masters: Martina Hingis beats Sania Mirza in Women's doubles semis, Bopanna goes down as well in Men's doubles
Rome Masters: Martina Hingis beats Sania Mirza in Women's doubles semis, Bopanna goes down as well in Men's doubles
Earlier, Rohan Bopanna too had bowed out of the Rome Masters.
Italian Open: Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova enter semi-finals
Italian Open: Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova enter semi-finals
Rohan Bopanna is still alive in the Rome Masters draw.
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