Sania Mirza – Biography, Career, Awards and Net Worth
Sania Mirza is one of the most successful Indian tennis player. She is one of the top doubles tennis players in the world and had won three Grand Slam Mixed Double Titles. Along with Mary Kom and Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza is the queen of Indian sports, who excelled in their respective fields.
Born in 1986, Sania attained the rank no. 1 in the women’s double ranking. She is the first Indian woman to win a tennis WTA title. In her glittering career, she became the first Indian tennis player to have won more than $ 1 Million.
Sania Mirza : Early Life and Personal Details
Sania Mirza was born on November 15, 1986 in Mumbai into Muslim family. Her father, Imran Mirza is a journalist and her mother is a regular homemaker. She grew up in Hyderabad with her younger sister, Anam Mirza. She completed her early education from Nasr School, Hyderabad and college studies from St. Mary’s college, Hyderabad.
The bold and beautiful Sania Mirza is 5 feet 6 inches tall with dark brown hair and attractive dark brown eyes. She is the owner of a gorgeous physique of 57 kg with measurement of 38-26-36. Her horoscope is Scorpio.
Apart from tennis, she enjoys swimming. Being Hyderabadi, she is a big fan of Hyderabadi Biryani. Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor are her favorite artists. In her free time, she loves to watch Bollywood movies. Whenever she gets free time, she likes to relax in London, Paris and Thailand.
Caption: Sania Mirza with her husband Shoaib Malik
Different media speculated her affair with Bollywood heartthrob Shahid Kapoor. But, they denied it. In 2009, she was engaged to Sohrab Mirza. However, the wedding was cancelled in the same year. On 12th April, 2010, she tied the knot with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.
Sania Mirza : Career
Sania Mirza started playing tennis when she was 6 years old. In earlier days, she got training from her father, Imran Mirza and later by Roger Anderson. She developed into a fine player through her practice, hard work and strong will power. At the tender age of 17, she turned into a professional in 2003.
In 2003, Sania Mirza won the Girl’s Doubles titles at the Wimbledon Championships. The same year, she also won 4 gold medals in the Afro-Asian games held in Hyderabad. She further continued her good form in the WTA circuit and AP Tourism Hyderabad Open.
In 2008, she suffered a wrist injury. Thus, her games suffered. From that instance, she began to take part in mixed doubles. In 2009, she won her first Grand Slam; Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title with Mahesh Bhupati. Again in 2012, she won French Open Mixed Doubles Title with Mahesh Bhupati. After two years, she won Mixed Doubles in the 2014 US Open with Bruno Soares.
The partnership between Sani Mirza and Martina Hingis was very successful. They won Womens’s doubles in the 2015 Wimbledon Open. Further, they won US open in the same year. The following year, they continue their success with Australian Open Women’s Doubles Championship.
Sania Mirza : Awards and Recognitions
Sania Mirza is one of the most celebrated sports personality in India. She received the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
In 2010, Google ranked Sania as the most searched Indian sports personality. In 2013, she became the UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. The following year, she became the brand ambassador of Telangana State. She is one of the influential people in the world in 2016 as per Time magazines.
Sania Mirza : Net Worth and Lifestyle
Sania Mirza has an estimated net worth of $3 Million. She made her fortune from her profession tennis career and brand endorsements. She endorses brands such as Sprite, Adidas and Bournvita.
Sania resides in a luxurious home located on the beautiful Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. She is fond of luxury cars. Her personal favorite is black colored BMW, which bears her lucky number 786. Besides that, she owns the yellow colored Palio, which was gifted by Sachin Tendulkar.
In a country, which is obsessed with cricket, she started new dimension in the Indian sports. Sania marked the presence of India in international tennis. She made India proud with her stunning achievements. She is a great source of inspiration and perfect icon to follow. Rightly, Sania Mirza is the queen of Indian tennis.