Sania Mirza - Hot and Sexy Indian Tennis Star
Sania Mirza featured on the cover page of "New Statesman"...a UK intellectual weekly magazine
and on the cover page of "TIME"...the Asia-pacific edition . Sania was unanimously chosen as the 'Newcomer of the Year' on March 21, 2006 in the presence of world's greatest WTA and ATP tennis players .
(Sania Mirza Slide Show...) ( - Video1 Video2)
Her height is 1.71m (5' 7 1/2") and weight is 59 kgs.
She is a 20 year old Muslim female from Hyderabad (born in Mumbai), India famous for being the youngest
teenage tennis sensation (started playing at the age of 6) .
Sania Mirza's birthday is on 15th November (1986) every year . She did her schooling from Nasr School (10th standard-SSC in first division with 63 per cent marks).
Naseema Mirza is Sania's mother and Imran Mirza is her father, with a sister named Anam.
She plays Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand) and played her first ITF junior event abroad Lahore, Pakistan.
John Farrington is her travelling coach (Tony Roche will be her sports coach, an Aussie legend, who has coached Ivan Lendl, Pat rafter and Roger Federer) and Jade Hottes will be her Aussie Physio .
These were her world
WTA tennis rankings -
50 in the year 2007 (503 ranking points)
61 in the year 2006 (397 ranking points)
37 in the year 2005
206 in the year 2004
399 in the year 2003
837 in the year 2002
987 in the year 2001
Sania Mirza was the first woman from India to capture a WTA Tour title, when she paired with Lizel Huber of South Africa to win the Hyderabad Open doubles title. She was also the first-ever Indian girl to have won a Grand Slam title when she triumphed in the girls' doubles event at Wimbledon partnering Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. Sania Mirza was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri on 26th January, 2006 (India’s Republic Day).
Her weakness is her serve, volley and her strengths are her ground strokes, confidence, stamina, discipline, tenacity,
flamboyance and 'never say die' attitude. Sania is one of the few Indian female athletes who has
the talent to go much higher in the WTA rankings and is a role model and an icon for the other
budding Indian female players . Sania Mirza is as popular in India as another Bollywood star or an
Indian cricket hero . She is celebrated and adulated for her attitude towards life, fashion sense
and the immense talent she exudes which is phenomenal for an Indian player of her age . Sania has
the potential to change the world and influence women like the other 9 personalities listed by "New
Statesman", the London weekly, as can be seen by her participation in all the international and
Grand Slam tennis tournaments . She has played with some of the finest world-class players like
Serena Williams (Australian open), Maria Sharapova (US Open), etc ...
=>Her Tennis accessories are -
Racquet: Head Flexpoint Instinct
=>Sania's sponsoring companies include GVK group and Adidas who picked her when she was only 12.
Her current endorsement deals are GVK Industries, Sahara, Atlas Cycles, Tata Tea and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
=>Sania Mirza is the brand ambassador for Hyundai Getz
=>Sania Mirza earned $254,415 in 2005 and $261,471 in 2006
=>Sania Mirza slipped to a WTA ranking of 34 after she played in the Thailand Open and retired hurt in the
=>Current WTA ranking of Sania Mirza is 61 for singles, 49 for race - singles and 26 for doubles with the total ranking points of 929.75
=>Sania Mirza won her first match in Hopman Cup (Perth, Australia) against Czech Lucie Safarova in December 2006
=>Sania Mirza reached finals of Women's Team event in 15th Asian Games 2006 in Doha, Qatar (also won the mixed doubles title)
=>Sania Mirza entered finals of the $600,000 2006 Bausch and Lomb doubles tennis championship
=>Sania Mirza defeated Martina Hingis (World #8) in Korea Open tournament (2nd round) in September 2006
=>Sania entered semifinals of Sunfeast Open 2006 held in Kolkota, India
=>Sania was seeded 32 in beginning of 2006
=>Sania was ranked 31 in October, 2005 (her career best)
=>Sania reached the 2nd round in 2006 Australian Open
=>Sania Mirza entered quarter-finals of the 2006 Watson Water Champions Challenge in Hong Kong
=>Sania entered the quarter-final of Tashkent Open in 2006
=>Sania's tennis ranking was 206 in beginning of 2005
=>She reached the 2005 Finals at Forest Hills, New York
=>She reached the 4th round in 2005 US Open
=>She reached 3rd round in 2005 Australian Open
TENNIS Titles won by Sania Mirza -
=>Feb 2005 Won Hyderabad Open WTA
=>Oct 30, 2003 won gold in afro-asian games at Hyderabad
=>Jun 2003 G18 Doubles Champion (with Alisa Kleybanova RUS), The Junior Championships, Wimbledon, London, GBR, ITF GA
=>Jun 2003 Doubles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), 11th Frankfurt Int'l, Germany
=>Apr 2003 Doubles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), Shuzo Challenge Japan Open, Nagoya, JPN, ITF G1
=>Apr 2003 G18 Singles Winner, 14th Mitsubishi Lancer, Manila, Philippines
=>Dec 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with Isha Lakhani IND), Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships
=>Aug 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Tarryn Terblanche RSA), South/Central Africa
=>Jul 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND), Pretoria University
=>Jul 2002 Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND), PIC Pretoria
=>Jan 2002 Doubles Winner (with Linda Smolenakova SVK) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Victorian Champs.,
=>Jul 2001 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND), Movenpick Int'l
=>Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Quarterfinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND), Bangladesh
=>Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with May Rosa INA), India ITF Junior Circuit III - Calcutta
=>Jan 2001 Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND) & Singles Quarterfinalist, Indian ITF Junior I - New Delhi
=>Oct 2000 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Zahra Omer Khan PAK), Pakistan Int'l Junior Championships
=>Sep 2000 Singles Winner & Doubles Semifinalist (with Reddhina Parekh IND), Indian ITF - Mumbai
=>Nov 1999 Doubles Winner (with Nida Waseem PAK) & Singles Finalist, Pakistan Int'l
External links to Sania Mirza websites -
Sania Mirza Wallpapers
Sania Mirza official career highlights - WTA