- 4.1 Single
- 4.2 double
- 4.3 Mixed
At the age of six she began under the guidance of her father Imran Mirza, who still trains today, with the tennis games. My favorite surface is hard court.
The end of 2001 they first appeared in the WTA world ranking (No. 987 ). By the end of 2004, it improved to position 206, and in January 2006 it was already the number 32 in the world. Your biggest success so far at a Grand Slam tournament had Mirza 2005 at the U.S. Open, where she made it to the knockout round. At the end of the season she received from the WTA Newcomer of the Year award.
In their homeland Mirza quickly gained followers, as it is one of the few young and successful Indian sportswomen. Because of their opinion of some Muslim authorities for a Muslim to permissive clothes on the tennis court, she was repeatedly criticized publicly. In September 2005, even a fatwa of Islamic scholars was pronounced.
In January, 2009, she became the first Indian tennis player a title at a Grand Slam tournament. With her doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, she won the mixed competition at the Australian Open. The two defeated Nathalie Dechy in the final (France) / Andy Ram (Israel ) 6-3 and 6-1.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games she won the silver medal in singles and a bronze medal in doubles.
At the French Open, Mirza reached 2011 on the side of Jelena Wesnina the final, which lost two against the Czech pairing of Andrea Hlaváčková / Lucie Hradecká 4:6, 3:6. At Wimbledon, Mirza / Wesnina continued their winning streak; They succeeded the semi-finals, where they were subject to the smooth set to number 2 Kveta Peschke pairing / Katarina Srebotnik with 3:6, 1:6. In 2012 she managed initially in Auckland and Melbourne respectively the semi-finals in Dubai and Indian Wells she even reached the final. At the French Open she won in 2012 in the Mixed Competition and secured with Mahesh Bhupathi her second Grand Slam title in this discipline.
When failure in qualifying at the grass tournament in Eastbourne in June 2012, they played their last official single. The year 2013 was very successful for them in a double. They celebrated with various partners five tournament victories. Overall, it now comes in a double nine ten tournament victories. In addition, it was first time in 2013 in the semifinals of the U.S. Open.
Sania Mirza is married to the Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik player since 12 April 2010. The actual wedding was held in Hyderabad ( India), followed by other parties in Sialkot and Lahore ( Pakistan). The festivities were followed together with the corresponding preparations in both countries by the respective local media with great interest. This Mirza was in the year 2010 on the most-searched woman tennis player on Google.
In January 2008, attracted a photo of Mirza stir in India. In the picture, which was created as part of the Hopman Cup in Perth, there are her bare feet at an Indian flag, which was interpreted primarily by nationalists as a desecration of a national symbol. But could not be determined with certainty that the photograph was not edited to give this impression.
Performance at Grand Slam tournaments
- 2004: Arjuna Award
- 2006: Padma Shri