Sania Mirza-Malik, known as Sania is an Indian professional tennis player, who won 14 medals (6 gold medals) including several other Commonwealth Games for India. She is famous for her skills, attitude, hard work and sportsmanship. Along with Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and PV Sindhu have made every Indian proud all over the world.
Born on 15th November 1986, Sania Mirza is one of the finest tennis players in the world. Although she achieved so much success in the journey of her life, she is a person of great humility and modesty. For her great achievement, she also received honorary awards like Padma Sri, Padma Bhushan, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratha.
Sania Mirza: Early Life and Personal Life
Sania Mirza is a daughter of Imran Mirza, a sports journalist, and mother Nasima Mirza who was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She grew up with her younger sibling Anam Mirza in the city of Hyderabad. She completed her schooling at Nasr School the same city. Later, she earned her degree from St. Mary’s College.
This tennis player is 5 feet 6 inch tall with the body measurement 38-26-36 and 126Ibs. She does swimming and other fitness workouts to maintain her physical body. During her free time, she enjoys watching Bollywood movies; as her favorite movies are Kuck Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam.
Well, Sania tied a knot to Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Malik on 12th April 2010. The beautiful husband-wife also celebrated their seventh anniversary on 12th April 2017. Though they stay quite far from each other due busy schedule, there is strong bonding between them. As per the sources of Google, Sania was the most searched woman tennis player and India’s sportsperson on the year 2010.
Sania Mirza: Career and Achievement
In spite of belonging to journalist background, Sania chose Tennis. She got her first taste of Tennis when she was of 6 and become a professional in 2003. Her father trained her since her childhood and later by Roger Anderson. Her debut in the international was WTA tournament at the Tourism Hyderabad Open in her hometown.
By winning the Bronze medal in her first international competition, she introduced herself to the world. Her first game encouraged her to pick up four gold medals at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.
Caption: Sania Mirza with Martin Hingis after receiving Wimbledon Championships
Mirza continued her journey with consistent performances in different national and international tournaments. Some notable achievements; 3 Grand Slam Mixed Double Titles in Australia Open, French Open and US Open, No.1 WTA rank in Women’s Doubles event, Wimbledon Championships along with Swiss tennis player, Martin Hingis and much more.
Sania Mirza: Rio Olympics 2016
Sania Mirza represented India in Rio Olympic 2016. Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza was the biggest hope for India in the Olympic game. As Indian fielded three entries in the mixed doubles. Sania Mirza/Prarthana Thombare somehow lose the match against China’s Shuai Peng/Shuai Zhang. Next, Sania-Rohan tried their best in the in the semi-finale but couldn’t do so.
The match was intense and she gave a tough time to the current world number one. Although she lost the match, she won millions of hearts. Mother India is proud to have her first daughter who is ranked World No.1 Tennis players in WTA game.
Sania Mirza: Awards
Many of them come and go but this name, Sania Mirza will remain always and forever in the Indian history. In 2004, she received Arjun Award for Tennis. The following year, she received the title, WTA New Commer of the Year by the Women’s Tennis Association.
She along with legend Rajinikanth, actress Priyanka Chopra, former US Ambassador Robert D Blackwill received the Padma Bhushan Award from the President Pranab Mukherjee in 2016.Besides this, she also received fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards.
Sania Mirza: Sportsmanship and Social Contribution
Mirza is one of the true inspiration to everyone: as she is a player with a great sportsmanship. She has great respect for the game and the opponents. Being such a hard working sportswoman, she has shown great dedication and passion towards her profession.
She is the first Indian woman to be the UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia in 2013. Not only this, the following year, she became the brand ambassador for Telangana State. She also has a tennis academy in her hometown, Hyderabad.
Sania Mirza: Net Worth
Indian Queen of Tennis has an estimated net worth of INR 170 Crore. She has achieved a number of firsts for women’s tennis including $1 million in career earnings: as she is one of India’s highest paid Tennis player. She also made nearly INR 10 crores from brand endorsements for the brands like Sprite, Adidas, Bournvita and few others.
Besides land and money, she owns a luxurious house in Dubai with exemplary interiors in the beautiful island. She has several collections of cars among which BMW with the lucky number 786 is her best one. Likewise, she was also gifted Yellow Palio car by Sachin Tendulkar with his autograph.
At present, she lives a luxurious lifestyle with her husband in Pakistan. Though she lives with her husband in Pakistan, she will be always be praised and honored: as she has written her name on the golden list of India’s history.