Sania Mirza

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Born : November 15, 1986
Residence: Mumbai, India
Current ranking: 1
Coach : Imran Mirza
Events at Rio : Mixed Doubles (Rohan Bopanna)

Sania Mirza is a professional tennis player who is currently ranked 1 in Women’s Doubles along with Martina Hingis. He is considered to one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time.

Family background

Sania Mirza was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India on 15 November 1986, to Imran Mirza, a builder, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Hyderabad. She attended Nasr School in Hyderabad, and later graduated from St. Mary’s College. She is also a very good swimmer.

Achievements 

She has won 2 Australian Opens, 1 French Open, 1 Wimbledon and 2 US Opens (Including Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) .

She is the highest-ranked female player ever from India, peaking at world No. 27 in singles in mid-2007; however, a major wrist injury forced her to give up her singles career and focus on the doubles circuit, where she is currently ranked No. 1.

From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player, both in singles and doubles; surpassing US$6 million in career earnings.

Mirza is India’s most successful female tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.

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