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Flashback Friday: When 18-year-old Sania Mirza faced Serena Williams in grand slam match

Sania Mirza vs Serena Williams at Australian Open 2005
Sania Mirza has been a trailblazer of women's sports in India. She has been arguably India's best-ever women's tennis player. While the country had produced a fair share of men’s tennis players since the 1970s, from Vijay Amritraj to the likes of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi — who have won 18 and 13 Doubles Grand Slams respectively —...

When journalist Rajdeep Sardesai asked a sexist question to Sania Mirza

Rajdeep Sardesai and Sania Mirza
We still remember this day four years ago. On 14 July 2016, senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai interviewed tennis star Sania Mirza about her then released memoir. However, he ended up learning a thing or two about feminism along the way. The interview began with the veteran journalist asking Sania Mirza about her autobiography 'Ace Against Odds' (which Shah Rukh Khan...

Not the Olympics | Day 5: Sania Mirza in quarterfinals actions

Not the Olympics - Day 5
Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to say definitively that the Games will happen or, if they do, what they might look like. Though we are missing...

Sania Mirza signs up contract with Cornerstone

Sania Mirza
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday signed a deal with talent management agency Cornerstone. The six-time Grand Slam winner will be working closely with the agency, which will be exclusively managing her brand endorsements, appearances, digital activations, and other potential business opportunities. https://twitter.com/cornerstoneway/status/1275658464698695681?s=20 "Cornerstone has been successfully representing talent across India and I am confident we will do plenty of...

Outside cricket, the biggest sports stars are women athlete — Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza (Source:WTA)
Path-breaking tennis ace Sania Mirza takes pride in the fact that many of India's sporting stars, outside cricket, are women even though she believes that it will take a few more generations before being a sportswoman is seen as a natural career choice in the country. The winner of six Grand Slam titles, spoke on a range of issues including...

Only thing left for me to achieve is an Olympic medal – Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza (Source: Twitter/SagarInfluence)
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza had a lively chat with Purav Raja on his Instagram show, Chai with Raja on Sunday. The topic of conversation ranged from Mirza's and even how she has been lending her helping hand to migrant labours who have been stuck amid the coronavirus lockdown.  During the last minutes of the LIVE session, Raja was playing a rapid...

Sania Mirza becomes first Indian to be nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award

Sania Mirza
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has been nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award and becomes the first Indian to do so.

Sania Mirza’s special request to Yuvraj and Kaif during the Instagram live session

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As the two were chatting and taking questions from their fans, it was tennis ace Sania Mirza who joined the live session and had a special request for the two.

Sport as an industry will take a long time to return to normalcy — Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza (Image: Sania Mirza/Twitter)
The coronavirus pandemic has already wreaked havoc across the world. With it, the sporting calendar has come to a total halt. Almost every sporting events and tournaments have been either cancelled or postponed with no uncertainty as to when the action will resume. Amid such a crisis, one of the sports that have been severely affected is tennis with...

Throwback: On this day Sania Mirza became World No.1

Sania Mirza (Source: Twitter/SagarInfluence)
Off the plethora of other achievements that Mirza has against her name, one that stamps her authority as one the greats in Indian tennis is that she also first Indian to climb to the top of the WTA doubles ranking.