Introduction:- Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player who is the former Doubles world number 1 she has won 6 major titles 3 in women’s doubles and 3 in mixed doubles. She was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association. She was born on 15 November 1986 She was married to Shoaib Malik.
20 Unknown Facts about Sania Mirza
1. About Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player. As we know it already. She has won six Grand Slam titles in her career from 2003 to 2013. She is the most highly ranked female player ever from India.
2. Mirza is one of the two Indian female tennis players to win a WTA title
Sania Mirza is among one of the two Indian female tennis players to win a WTA title, and the only one she is to reach the top hundred singles ranking. She is the third Indian woman in the open Era after Nirupama Maan Garden Nirupama Sanjeev.
3. Sania Mirza first held a tennis racket at the age of 6
As we all know that she is very interested in playing tennis. At the age of 6 she first held a tennis racket. Her first coach was Krishna Bharati from whom she learned tennis. Later on she learned tennis from her coach,Roger Anderson.’
4. She started training herself by her father at the age of 12
Her father’s name is Imran Mirza. He nearly quit his journalism career in order to fulfill her daughter’s dream, by Alish Alam.
5. She won the Wimbledon Championship in 2003
Sania Mirza showed excellence and brilliance on the court when she was a teenager. And there she won the Wimbledon junior Championship in 2003.
6. She was the first Indian woman to win the Women’s Tennis Association
WTE was women’s Tennis association in 2004. As the early stage of her tennis career, she won 10 singles 13 double titles.
7. Recently a leading sports brand sponsored her training
initial days of struggle or leading sports brand who is sponsored her training and took the burden from her parent’s shoulder. She has becoming by one of its brand ambassador.
8. She has started our career as a single player but later on switched to doubles
After finding more suiting to her game. She has won her first trophy by her coach Mahesh Bharati Australian open in 2009.
9. She is the first Indian woman tennis player to earn more than $million dollar
She was the one first Indian woman tennis player who was earning 1 million dollars. She is the highest ranked Indian tennis player since 2003.
10. She was awarded the Arjuna Award
Sania Mirza won the Arjuna Award in 2004 and became the second tennis player. One of the magazine named “Time magazine” named her “50 heroes of Asia”, in 2005.
11. Born and brought up in Hyderabad
Sania is the recipient of an honorary doctor of letters from the Educational and Research Institute Chennai.
12. About her personal life
Sania Mirza completed or graduated from Saint Mary’s College Hyderabad. She was married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. The fact is before getting married to Malik, Sania related herself to other cricketers like Ghulam Ahmed and Asif Iqbal.
13. In 2009
In 2009 Sania Mirza got engaged to her childhood friend Sohrab Mirza but due to some reasons they both decided to separate from each other. She was named in 33 women who made India so proud by The Economic Times in 2010.
14. Won many silver and gold medals
Sania Mirza won many silver medals in women’s singles and a bronze medal in women’s Doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She won 2 Gold, 3 silver, and three bronze medals in 2002 2006 2010, and 2014.
15. About her baby
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Mirza gave birth to a baby boy named Izhaan Malik Mirza on 30 October 2018 at Rainbow Hospital in Hyderabad. Now he is 4 years old.
16. About her family and childhood
Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, in Imran Mirza and his wife Nasima Mirza’s family. They both are her parents. Her father was engaged in some construction business while her mother was busy in printing business. He has a younger sister named Anam Mirza.
17. Shifted from Mumbai to Hyderabad
Sania Mirza and her family shifted from Mumbai to Hyderabad not long after Sania Mirza’s birth; it was in Hyderabad only that she started learning tennis from her father.
18. About her professional career
she turned professional in 2003 and started playing in major tournaments. She has achieved many awards, many girls’ Double titles at the Wimbledon championships and the US Open girl’s doubles semi-finals in the same year. She also won 4 gold medals in the Afro-Asian games held in Hyderabad.
19. In 2006
Sania Mirza was the first female from India to be planted at a grand critique she was planted at the Australian Open but she could not go so far in the tournament.
In 2008 was the year in which Sania Mirza suffered from the injury and her whole game suffered. She pulled out of the French Open in USA Open tournaments; she did not participate in the Olympics as well. But the following year she got victory in her first Grand condemnation.
20. Awards and achievements
As we have seen already, Sania Mirza has won many awards and achievements. She was honored with the Arjuna Award from the Government of India in 2004. In 2006 she also got the Padma Shri from the government of India. In 2015 also she received and was honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award which is the biggest Award that year. She was also awarded Padma Bhushan India’s third-highest civilian honor.
From 2003 until her retirement in the year 2013. She was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association team. Throughout her professional career, she has proved herself in every manner as one of the most known, highest paid, and influential athletes in India.