Sania Mirza


Name Sania Mirza
Date of Birth 15 Nov 1986
Birth Place Mumbai
Nationality India
Height 1.67 m
Weight 54 kgs
Profession Tennis player
Education Nasr School
Family * Father: Imran Mirza
* Mother: Nasima
* Sister: Anam
Started playing  at the age of 6
Plays  Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Coach Krishna Bhupathi
hysiotherapist Mr Badrinath
First ITF junior event abroad Lahore, Pakistan
Has visited  35 countries
Favourite tennis player  Steffi Graf
Career Highs Career-High Singles : No. 97 (feb 28, 2005)
Career-High Doubles : No. 166 (October 25, 2004)
Education 10th standard (SSC) in the first division with 63 per cent marks.
Likes to  stay at home, just watch a movie and surf the Net.
Dislikes Apple and bananas
Personal Favourites  * Food: briyani
* Actor: Akshay Kumar
* Actress: Raveena Tandon
* Songs: rap and Hindi
* Dress: Salwars, Jeans
* Colours: black,red and blue
Would like to see the movie Black
Prefers Advantage India to advantage Sania
Strengths Ground strokes
Needs to improve Her fitness
Tennis accessories * Racquet: Head
* Clothing: adidas
* Shoes: adidas
Sponsoring Companies GVK group and Adidas who picked her when she was  only 12.
Current Endorsement deals GVK Industries, Sahara, Atlas Cycles, Tata Tea and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Daily Routine Three hours of physical fitness training, in a day which includes all kinds of training, gym 3-4 times a week, some speed work, endurance and agility.
As a junior The US Open 2003 is her last Grand Slam as a junior after which she will be playing in the seniors.
Her grandfather Muhammad Zafar Mirza, played university-level cricket. He also played club cricket for Middlesex in England. But his first love was hockey.
Award * Padma Shri award for her contribution to tennis on Jan,2006
* Was given the Arjuna Award for the year 2004 from the Govt of India.
Career Highlight  Getting to the fourth round in the U.S. Open 2005,  in her first year in the U.S. Open and that too on the first year on the tour.
Titles won
  • 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 Circuit, Botswana
  • 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., Australia
  • 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
  • the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a grand slam tournament when she was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the US open 2005.
  • 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.
  • Became 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.
  • Former Health Minister Sushma Swaraj handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh when she won the Wimbledon junior girls’ doubles title, and projected her as the brand ambassador of the Family Welfare Department.
  • Her dad Imran Mirza and mom Nasima were watching a Steffi Graf and Conchita Martinez battle, when they decided to make their daughter a Tennis star.
  • Annually Sania requires 40 lakhs for her expenses and Andhra Pradesh government is trying their level best to see that the lady scales height.
  • Former Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu, announced that the Grand Slam title winner would be presented a house site and a cash incentive of Rs 10 lakhs in recognition of her brilliant performance in the Wimbledon.
Prize money $140,000 WTA Hyderabad Open
Plans after Tennis Interior Decoration or start a tennis academy
Credits her success Parents, coaches and God.
Mental strength Prays five times a day and says that is as good as meditation.
Security  armed police guards will shadow Sania wherever she goes in the state.
About her Maria Sharapova: “She’s very young and has a great future ahead of her. She has a very big game.”
Her coach: “
Sania has the right material to reach the very top”
Leander Paes:”I personally feel that she is one of the frontrunners of Indian sports”
Mahesh Bhupathi:”She’s on a roll and it’s obviously not going to last forever. But she deserves it all.”
Dream man  “I think he needs to understand me and he needs to be a nice person and not have any ego hassles. I need a guy who understands me.”
Aim To be a top 50 tennis woman professional player and stay there for 3-4 years
Quote “Do not worry about winning or losing. Work hard and you will be successful.”

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