Country : India
Residence : Hyderabad, India
College : St. Mary's College Yousufguda, Hyderabad
Born : November 15, 1986 (age 27), Mumbai
Height : 1.73 m
Spouse : Shoaib Malik (m. 2010)
Awards : Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Lawn Tennis
Siblings : Anam Mirza
Parents : Nasima Mirza, Imran Mirza
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Sania Mirza is a very familiar name in the world tennis circuit. Saniya shot into the limelight like a meteor. Before her arrival, no Indian ever achieved the ranking below 50 in WTA rankings in individual capacity.
Saniya Mirza was born on 15th November, 1986 in the city of Mumbai, India to the family of Imran Mirza a builder by profession, and Naseema who was associated with printing business. Later on they shifted their place of residence to Hyderabad, where the family is currently residing.
Sania Mirza became the only Indian woman in the history of the Indian Lawn Tennis, to reach and register a win in any grand slam tournament when she reached to the fourth round of the 1995 U.S. Open.
Saniya Mirza is just 21 years of age, and her current WTA ranking is 55 (as on 02.10.06). Saniya Mirza started playing lawn tennis at the age of six years; even her coach refused to teach her looking her young age. Saniya Mirza started her professional career in the year 2003.She got the Arjuna Award in the year 1994 for being the outstanding sportsperson in her field.
Sania is considered the current youth icon of India, and always in the news for her performances, fashion, style and looks.
Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, India on the 15th November, 1986 to Mr. Imran Mirza and Naseema. Saniya Mirza’s father Imran was a sports journalist previously after that he went into the printing business and finally he became a builder and her mother Naseema was associated with the printing industry. The family later relocated themselves in the city of Hyderabad. Saniya Mirza got her schooling from Nasr School Khairatabad and passed her SSC examination with first division securing 63% marks.
Saniya Mirza has got a younger sister by the name of Anam. Saniya was drawn to the lawn tennis by her father; she started playing tennis at the tender age of six at Nizam Club Hyderabad. When Saniya was first taken to the coach he refused to coach her, later on after a week he called up the parents of Saniya and told them that he has never seen such a talent at such a tender age. Her initial training was handled by CK Bhupati father of Mahesh Bhupati, the legendary Indian tennis player.
Sania Mirza’s father was unable to take care of the expenses of the training of Saniya therefore he approached some business houses for help, GVK industries and Adidas started to sponsor her from the age of 12 years. Later on her father Imran took over as her coach. Her physiotherapist is Badrinath.
Sania Mirza learnt the professional tennis at Sinnet Tennis Academy in Secunderabad after that she moved to the Ace Tennis Academy in the United States. Currently her professional career is being managed by Global Sports, a company associated with Mahesh Bhupati and she has appointed Bob Brett who was previously the coach of Boris Becker as a specialist advisor.
Saniya Mirza started playing in international tournaments from the year 1999 when she first represented India in the World Junior Championship, Jakarta; after that Saniya went on to participate in the Asian Games in the year with Paes where she won a bronze medal. She again did India proud when she figured in the main draw for the girls doubles junior Wimbledon Tennis tournament with a 13 year old Russian player Alisa Kleybanova and won the Grand Slam title. Doing so Saniya became the first youngest Indian player to do so.
Sania Mirza has won 21 ITF titles till date. In the year 2005 Saniya Mirza created waves in the tennis world when she reached to the 3rd and 4th rounds of many Grand Slam tournaments. She has a very powerful forehand (Double handed backhand) and serves an array of strokes. She is greatly influenced by the German player Stefi Graff.
Sania Mirza was born on 15th November, 1986 in Mumbai India. Her current residence is located in the posh suburbs of Jubily Hills in Hyderabad where she lives with her parents.
Saniya has a younger sister whose name is Anam. She started playing Tennis at the age of six years. Her ideal player in tennis is Steffi Graf; she wants to become a Wimbledon Woman’s singles champion one day.
Saniya Mirza’s father was unable to take care of the expenses of the training of Saniya therefore he approached some business houses for help, GVK industries and Adidas started to sponsor her from the age of 12 years. Later on her father Imran took over as her coach. Her physiotherapist is Badrinath.
Sania is very religious at heart and never forgets the daily recitation of the holy Quran and regularly offers prayers. She weighs 59 Kgs. and her height is 1.71 mtrs.
Saniya Mirza is very fond of the movie Ocean’s 11 and the actors Brad Pitt and Hugh Grant. Her favorite Hindi movie actors are Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon. Saniya likes to stay at home and watch movies and surf the internet. She loves to hear Hindi and rap songs.
Sania loves to eat Biryani and detests having apples and bananas. Her favorite dress is jeans-shirt and salwar-kurta. Saniya likes black, blue and red colors. Besides tennis Saniya loves swimming and cricket. She loves to play on the hard surfaces. Her clothes and shoes are sponsored by Adidas and the racquet is sponsored by Head.
Beside the GVK group she endorses Sahara India, Atlas Cycles, Tata Tea and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh. She got the first sponsorship deal from GVK Group at the age of 12.
Saniya Mirza The Player
Saniya Mirza started playing tennis at the tender age of six in the Nizam Club Hyderabad, till the age of 12 she was able to get the sponsors and started to train at the Sinnet Tennis Academy, Secunderabad at the professional level later she shifted to Ace Tennis academy in United States.
Saniya started her professional career at the age of 17 years; her first international tournament was World junior championship, Jakarta. She created history in India when in the year 2005 she raced to the 3rd and 4th rounds of many Grand Slam tournaments. Soon she became the youth Icon of India.
For her services in the field of tennis the government of India felicitated her with Arjuna award in the year of 2004. In the year 2005 Saniya became the hottest talking point in the Indian tennis scenario when she went up to 4th round in U.S. Open and up to 3rd round in Australian open tournaments.
Saniya Mirza holds the current ITF ranking of 53in singles category and 25 in doubles category (As on 19, January 2007). She achieved the career high rankings in the singles of 31 on 10.10.2005 and 25 in the doubles category on 13.11.2006. Her short career is somewhat injury prone and she requires strict Physical fitness regime.
Her strong right handed forehand play and strong double-handed backhand and hitting her strokes naturally hard makes her a player to watch. Some people compare her with the likes of Romanian tennis great Ilie Nastase.
Saniya Mirza Career
November 1999 - Winner–Doubles, with Nida Waseem, PAK and Singles Finalist in Pakistan International-Grade 5.
November 1999 - Quarter Finalist-Singles, in India ITF Junior Circuit III- Grade 5.
January 2000- Finalist-Singles and Quarter Finalist-Doubles (with Nichala Reddy Boda IND) in Sri Lanka International, Grade 4.
January 2000-Quarter Finalist - Singles in Indian ITF-I, New Delhi, Grade 4.
February 2000- Quarter Finalist -Doubles (with Anete Rozkalne LAT) in Bangladesh International, ITF Grade 3.
August 2000- Semifinalist - Singles in International Youth Tennis Grade 4.
September 2000- Semifinalist in Singles and Doubles (with Priyanka Parekh IND) events in India ITF Junior, Chennai Grade 5.
September 2000- Winner-Singles and Semifinalist in Doubles (with Reddhina Parekh IND) in Indian ITF, Mumbai Grade 4.
October 2000-Winner-Singles and Doubles (with Zara Omer Khan PAK) in Pakistan International Junior Championship, Grade 5.
November 2000- Quarter Finalist - Singles and Semifinalist- Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Malaysia International 2 Grade 4.
November 2000- Semifinalist - Doubles (with Leila Cehajic CAN) in T-Bar International, ITF grade 5.
November 2000- Semifinalist - Doubles (with Leila Cehajic CAN) in T-Bar International, ITF grade 5.
November 2000- Semifinalist- Doubles (with Leila Cehajic CAN) in T-Bar International, ITF grade 5.
January 2001-Quarter finalist- Singles and Winner- Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Indian ITF Junior I, New Delhi Grade 4.
January 2001- Winner- Singles and Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Indian ITF Junior 11, Chandigarh Grade 4.
February 2001- Winner-Singles and Finalist- Doubles (with Maya Rosa INA) in India ITF Junior Circuit III, Kolkata Grade 4.
February 2001- Semifinalist- Singles and Doubles (with Maya Rosa INA) in Rajshahi International, Grade 4.
February 2001- Winner-Singles and Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Bangladesh International, Grade 3.
March 2001- Quarter Finalist-Singles in Malaysian International, Grade 3.
March 2001- Quarter Finalist-Singles in Mali Milk Cup, 21st Thailand Open,
April 2001- Semifinalist-Singles in Mitsubishi Lancer International, Grade 2.
July 2001- Winner- Singles and Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Movenpick International, Grade 3.
July 2001- Finalist Singles and Winner Doubles (with Wana Mrazovic YUG) in Smash Tennis International, Grade 4.
August 2001- Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in Dolphin Coast, ITF Grade 2.
August 2001- Semifinalist- Singles and Doubles (with Sasha Abraham IND) in KwaZulu, Natal ITF, Grade 1.
October 2001-Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Hanna Nooni SWE) in Osaka Mayor’s Cup, Japan, ITF Grade A.
October 2001- Finalist –Singles and Doubles in Hong Kong Open, ITF Grade 2.
December 2001- Semifinalist- Doubles (with Sanaa Bhambri IND) in Asian Closed Circuit, ITF Grade B2.
January 2002- Quarter Finalist- Singles and Winner – Doubles (with Linda Smolenakova SVK) in Victorian Champs Tournament, Australia, ITF Grade 2.
April 2002- Quarter Finalist – Singles in Mitsubishi Lancer, PHI, ITF Grade 2.
April 2002- Quarter Finalist-Singles and Finalist-Doubles (with Lara Giltinana AUS) in Chinese Taipei, Jo Jo International, ITF Grade 3.
May 2002- Quarter finalist- Doubles (with Micaela Moran ARG) in Villach Cup, Austria, ITF Grade 2.
July 2002- Winner-Singles and Doubles (with Isha Lakhani IND) in Pretoria University, ITF Grade 2.
July 2002- Finalist- Doubles in Smash Tennis, EGY, ITF Grade 3.
August 2002- Winner- Singles and Doubles (with Tarryn Terblanche RSA) in South/Central Africa Circuit, Botswana, ITF Grade 3.
September 2002- Quarter Finalist – Doubles (with Isha Lakhani IND) in US Open, USA, ITF Grade A.
December 2002- Winner-Singles and Finalist- Doubles (with Isha Lakhani IND) in Asian Closed Circuit, Junior tennis Championships, ITF Grade B2.
April 2003- Winner-Singles and Semifinalist-Doubles (with Yung Jan Chan TPE) in 14th Mitsubishi Lancer, Manila, Philippines, ITF Grade 1.
April 2003- Quarter Finalist- Singles and Winner-Doubles (with Sanna Bhambri IND) in Shuzo Challenge, Japan Open, Nagoya, Japan, ITF Grade 1.
May 2003- Quarter Finalist-Doubles (with Beier Ko CAN) in 39th Astrid Bowl, BEL, ITF Grade 1.
June 2003- Semifinalist-Doubles (with Sanna Bhambri IND) in French Open, Roland Garros, France, ITF Grade A.
June 2003- Winner- Doubles (with Sanna Bhambri IND) in 11th Frankfurt International, Germany, ITF Grade 1.
June 2003- Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Sanna Bhambri IND) in Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany, ITF Grade 4.
June 2003- Winner- Doubles (with Alisa Kleybanova RUS) in The Junior Championships, Wimbledon, London, Great Britain, ITF Grade A.
August 2003- Finalist- Doubles (with Anna Tchakvetadze RUS) in Canadian Open, Repentigny, Canada, ITF Grade 1.
February 2005-Winner Singles in Hyderabad Open 2005, Hyderabad, India WTA Tier IV.
February 2005- Quarter Finalist-Singles in Dubai Duty Free Woman’s Open, Dubai, UAE, WTA Tier II.
July 2005- Quarter Finalist-Singles in Western and Southern Financial Group Woman’s Open, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, WTA Tier III.
August 2005- Finalist-Singles in Forest Hills Women’s Tennis Classic, New York, USA, WTA Tier IV.
October 2005- Semi Finalist in Japan Open, Tokyo, Japan.
February 2006-Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Liezel Huber RSA) in Paris, France.
February 2006-Winner- Doubles (with Liezel Huber RSA) in Bangalore, India.
February 2006-Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Vento Kabchi VEN) in Dubai, UAE.
Mar 2006-Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Ai Sugiyama JPN) in Indian Wells, USA.
April 2006-Quarter Finalist- Doubles (with Ana Ivanovik SCG) in Miami, USA.
April 2006-Finalist- Doubles (with Liezel Huber RSA) in Amelia Island, USA.
May 2006-Finalist- Doubles (with Alicia Molik AUS) in Istanbul, Turkey.
July 2006-Quarter Finalist- Singles in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
July 2006-Semifinalist- Doubles (with Bethanie Mattek USA) in Stanford, USA.
July 2006-Semifinalist- Doubles (with Liezel Huber RSA) in San Diego, USA.
July 2006-Finalist- Doubles (with Marta Domachowska POL) in Cincinnati, USA.
August 2006-Quarter Finalist- Singles in Forest Hills, New York, USA.
September 2006- Semifinalist- Singles and Winner- Doubles (with Liezel Huber RUS) in Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India.
October 2006- Quarter Finalist- Singles in Seoul 2006, Seoul, Korean Republic.
October 2006- Quarter Finalist- Singles in Tashkent 2006, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
January 2007- Semifinalist- Singles and Quarter Finalist-Doubles in Hobart 2007, Australia.
SANIA’S NATURAL BEAUTY & SEXINESS
Sania MirzaOnly 20 years old, Sania is still growing into her 5'7", 130-lb. frame, as evidenced by her round, healthy face and still-lingering baby fat. Nonetheless, Sania has been blessed with a tall, strong frame, gorgeous long hair and deep brown eyes
Sania's sexiness is a matter of great interest in her native India. As she is Muslim by birth, many believe that Sania's exposed flesh is not in keeping with her religion's traditional standards of dress and decorum. On September 8, 2005, the Hindustan Times reported that a religious scholar named Haseeb-ul-hasan Siddiqui had issued a fatwa on Sania because of the clothing -- or lack thereof -- she wore when competing. The All-India Shia Muslim Personal Law Board has since called the fatwa "unnecessary and uncalled for," but the debate still rages among some.
"As long as I am winning, people shouldn't care whether my skirt is six inches long or six feet long," Sania said following the fracas. "How I dress is a very personal thing. It is scary that every time I wear a T-shirt, it becomes a talking point for the next three days."
When it comes to men, Sania has a very specific idea of what she likes. "He has to be good looking and over six feet tall," she says. "No, on a serious note, 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." Think you fit the bill? Keep in mind that you'll have to get by Naseem Mirza, Sania's mother and constant traveling companion on the pro circuit.
Sania MirzaOn the court, Sania is your typical tennis jock, sporting a range of form-fitting clothes courtesy of her sponsor Lotto. Although her favorite colors are red and black, for the sake of competition, she wears a splash of soft yellows, blues and whites. Away from the action, her taste isn't quite so discriminating. "I wear everything," she confesses. "Salwars, jeans, pants, everything. I mostly don't have time to wear all that, though. I am mostly in my tracks!" Sania generally accentuates her look with a nose ring, multiple earrings and her patented black-frame glasses.
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik in Nach Baliye 5
Tennis star Sania Mirza will shake a leg along with hubby and former Pakistani cricket captain Shoaib Malik in the fifth season of the dance reality show Nach Baliye, which is all set to go on air in the end of December on Star Plus. Sania will appear as a guest in the initial few episodes and will dance on hit Bollywood numbers. "The channel is yet to close the deal with Sania but, she has shown interest and has agreed to be part of the show in December," a source said. Our source asked why they are joing the show Sania revealed that "We will be on the show as guest couple as our profession is to play, but we are very proud to be here. It's a different thing that we are trying but I assure you, you will see enough of us." Current news is that Sania and shoaib are practicing for almost 11 hours continously to show up their new talent on the show.
Sania Mirza Marriage Date
Sania Mirza an Indian Tennis Player who recently got married to Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik on 12 April 2010. It was grand occassion not for the families alone but for the teo nations too. It is considered as one step towards development of good relations between the two tense nations Indian and Pakistan.
Marriage of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik
In 2009, Sania Mirza engaged to her youth friend Sohrab Mirza. Then she dated a billionaire businessman Faizan Udyawar, in six months. But at last, she wanted to marry an athlete and she began to seek a cricket player Shoaib Malik from Pakistan.
Sania Mirza married to Shoaib Malik in April 12 2010, an Islamic ceremony at Taj Krishna Hotel, Hyderabad, India, following by the customs of Pakistani wedding for US $ 137,500 that is Indian Rupees 61 lahk in mahr.
Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Walima ceremony were held in Lahore, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Firstly, the couple of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik intend to settle in Dubai. Their marriage was even more controversial because Shoaib Malik was charged by another girl to be already married with her and so he could not marry Sania Mirza without first divorce.
Originally for several days denied Shoaib Malik for grant applications for divorce he was never married. It has room for a drama of mass media leads to as much online attention, as shown above.
Finally, having no other choice, Shoaib Malik had divorced that girl, paving the way for his next weeding with Sania Mirza.