#8 Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza has been India’s lone warrior in women’s tennis. She began her career as a singles player and reached a career-best ranking of 27 in 2007.
However, later on, she shifted her focus to doubles and has since then been a more-than-successful doubles player. Mirza has won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open titles in women’s doubles as well as the Australian Open, French Open and the US Open in mixed doubles.
To aid the development of tennis in India, she established a tennis academy in her hometown, Hyderabad.