Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986) is a professional female Indian tennis player. She began her tennis career in 2003. In 2004 she was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian Government. She is known for her powerful forehand ground strokes.

Early life

Mirza was born to Imran Mirza, a sports journalist, and his wife Nasima in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She had brought up in Hyderabad in a religious family. Mirza began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003. She was trained by her father and other family members. She attended Nasr school in Hyderabad and later graduated from St. Mary's College.

Country: India
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Date of birth: 15 November 1986 (1986-11-15)
Place of birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro: 2003
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money: US$ 1,740,474

Career record 245–133 (54.28%)
Career titles 1 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest ranking No. 27 (27 August 2007)
Current ranking No. 134 (14 February 2011)

Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (2005, 2008)
French Open 2R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
US Open 4R (2005)
Olympic Games 1R (2008)
Career record 177–98
Career titles 9 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 18 (10 September 2007)
Current ranking No. 66 (31 January 2011)


Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2007, 2008)
French Open 3R (2006)
Wimbledon QF (2008)
US Open QF (2007)
Olympic Games 2R (2008)

Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results

Australian Open W (2009)
French Open 2R (2007)
Wimbledon 3R (2006)
US Open QF (2007)
Last updated on: 31 January 2011.
Tag : Tennis
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