Sania Mirza or Sania Imran Mirza was born on November 15th 1986 in Mumbai Maharashtra. She is widely known Professional Indian Tennis Player. Currently she is ranked World No.1 by WTA in Women’s Doubles along with Martina Hingis. She has won 2 Doubles Grand Slams and 3 Mixed Doubles Grandslams. She was married to Pakistan Cricketer Shoaib Malik on April 12 2010.
On the occasion of her 29th Birthday Here we bring you 13 Intresting Facts about Sania Mirza.
1. Sania Mirza started playing Tennis at the age of 6
2. Total Prize Money = $5,544,298 (Rs. 36,64,72,276)
3. She is India’s First Female Tennis Player to win a Doubles Grandslam Title
4. Sania Mirza idolizes Steffi Graf and Roger Federer
5. Sania Mirza was conferred with Arjuna Award when she was just 18 years old
Sania Mirza’s mother receiving the award on behalf of her.
6. Sania Mirza recived the Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from MGR Institute Chennai
7. WTA ranked Sania Mirza as India’s No.1 Player from 2003 to 2013
8. She is also the first ever Indian to win a WTA title
9. Sania Mirza is the First Indian Woman to be seeded at a Grand Slam event. She was seeded #32 in 2006 Australian Open
10. Sania was engaged to her childhood friend Sohrab Mirza in 2009 but they fell apart. In 2010 Sania Married Shoaib Malik
11. In 2014, a fatwa was issued against Sania raising objections against her outfit, she was hurt by this and vowed never to play for India again
12. Sania has established a Tennis Academy in Hyderabad to promote the Future Talent
13. Following are the Awards & Recognisations of Sania Mirza
- TIME Magazine listed Sania Mirza among “50 Heroes of Asia” in 2005.
- In 2005 Sania Mirza was won the “WTA New Comer of the Year Award”
- She was honored with Padma Shri by Indian Government in 2006 making her only Second Tennis Player to win it.
- She was the most searched Indian sportsperson in 2010 according to Google.
- In 2010 Economic Times listed her in “33 Women who made India Proud”.
- In 2013 Sania Mirza became UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia.
- In 2014 Sania Mirza was appointed Brand Ambassador for Government of Telangana.
- In 2015 Sania Mirza won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest honour for Sports.
Join us in wishing her a Very Happy Birthday..!!