SANIA MIRZA

  • Sania Mirza is now world number three in doubles 1 week ago

    Sania Mirza jumped to her career-best rank of three in the doubles, following her stupendous title win at the BNP Paribas Open with Swiss great Martina Hingis. Sania now sits at number three with 6885 points, behind Italians Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani, who share the top spot with 7640 points...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win BNP Paribas Open title March 22, 2015

    Indian Wells: Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have completed a dream first tournament together, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles title. The No.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn't even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight. After cruising through...
  • Tennis: Sania Mirza to lead Indian Fed Cup team March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Tennis ace Sania Mirza will lead a four-member Indian team at the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania contest to be held on the hard courts of the SAAP Tennis Complex in Hyderabad between April 14-18. Sania's teammates will be Ankita Raina, Prarthana Thombre and Natasha Palha with Rishika Sunkara,...
  • Partnership with Sania will depend on results: Martina Hingis March 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Former world number one Martina Hingis says the future of her partnership with India's top player Sania Mirza would depend on the results they get on the WTA circuit. Sania split with Chinese Taipei's Hsieh after playing only four tournaments together this season. Hingis said since the two of them play...
  • She Rocks: CNN-IBN celebrates womanhood on Women's Day March 6, 2015

    On the International Women's Day, CNN-IBN celebrates womanhood. On this special show 'She Rock', a panel of experts discusses women empowerment. ...
  • Nirbhaya case documentary: It angered me that rape convict felt no guilt, says Sania Mirza March 3, 2015

    Tennis ace and UN Goodwill Ambassador to end violence against women Sania Mirza said that she was angry that the rape convict Mukesh Singh was able to give an interview where he did not show any remorse. During a special show on Women's Day 'She Rocks', Mirza said, "When I...
  • Sania Mirza to pair with Martina Hingis March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India's top tennis player Sania Mirza has decided to partner former world number one Martina Hingis on the WTA circuit, splitting with Hsieh Su-wei after partnering the Chinese Taipei player in only four tournaments this season. In four tournaments together, they made two second round exits (Dubai and Australian...
  • Sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014 February 4, 2015

    Indian Hockey team, Jitu Rai, Pankaj Advani, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Yogeshwar Dutt are the sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014. ...
  • Australian Open 2015: Will it be an all-Indian mixed final? January 29, 2015

    Sania and Soares defeated Casey Dellacqua and John Peers while Paes and Hingis registered an easy win over Hlavackova and Alexander Peya in their mixed doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • Sania-Soares, Paes-Hingis pairs reach Australian Open semis January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were on course for a Australian Open showdown as they reached the mixed doubles semi-finals with their respective partners, Wednesday. Sania Mirza and her top-seeded Brazilian partner Bruno Soares carved out an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over the home pair of Casey Dellacqua and John...
  • Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares enter Australian Open semis January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Top-seeded mixed doubles duo Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares marched in to the semi-finals of the Australian Open, beating local pair Casey Dellacqua and John Peers 6-2, 6-2 in a last-eight match on Wednesday. The Indo-Brazilian pair started the match on a bright note, breaking their opponents twice to claim...
  • Sania, Paes reach mixed doubles quarters at Australian Open January 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes carved out contrasting wins with different partners to reach the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Monday. Top seeds Sania and her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares edged past Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez 7-5 6-7 (3) 10-8 before seventh seeds...
  • Paes, Bopanna, Sania crash out in Australian Open doubles January 23, 2015

    Melbourne: On a largely disappointing day for Indian tennis players, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australian Open leaving the country's challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition. Sania, who recently reached her career best doubles ranking of No.5...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes make it all-win day for India at Australian Open January 21, 2015

    Melbourne: India enjoyed an all-win day at the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam after Leander Paes and Sania Mirza sailed into the second round of their respective men's and women's doubles events on Wednesday. Sania and her Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh, who are seeded second, defeated the Argentine-Swiss combine of...
  • Farah Khan, Riteish Deshmukh hail Sania Mirza's world ranking January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza grabbed the fifth rank in the world in women's double category. Her friends from the Hindi film fraternity wished more milestones for the tennis player. Filmmaker Farah Khan, who is one of the few female directors who has broken the myth that a woman can't...
  • IOTY nominee Sania Mirza hoping to impress at Australian Open January 18, 2015

    Excerpts from India's tennis star Sania Mirza's Q&A session on IBNLive's Facebook page. India's tennis sensation Sania Mirza who earlier took a step forward in her quest to become world number one as the Indian equalled her career-best doubles rank of five on Sunday, following her stupendous title win at the...
  • Sania Mirza equals career-best fifth in WTA rankings January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a step forward in her quest to become world number one as the Indian equalled her career-best doubles rank of five on Sunday, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Apia International with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Sydney. Sania earned 470 points, which pushed the Indian...
  • Sania Mirza, Mattek-Sands win Sydney doubles title January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Indo-American pair of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated top-seeded Americans Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's doubles title of the Sydney International tennis tournament here Friday. It was Sania's first doubles title of the season and 23rd of her career. The Indo-American duo needed...
  • Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna reach semis of Apia International January 14, 2015

    Sydney: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna scored contrasting victories with their respective partners to storm into the semifinals of the Apia International on Wednesday. Sania and her American partner Bethanie-Mattek Sands shocked second seeds Martina Hingis and Flavia Penneta 6-3, 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the USD 731,000 WTA event. Sania had...
  • Sania Mirza-Wei Hsieh make winning start at Brisbane International January 6, 2015

    Brisbane: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza began the 2015 season and her partnership with Su-Wei Hsieh with a hard fought 7-5, 6-3 win over Jarmila Gajdosova and Ajla Tomljanovic on Tuesday. The top-seeded Indo-Taipei pair got the better of unseeded Australian-Croatian pair in one hour and 10 minutes. In the quarter-finals of...
  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza grabbed her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title and wrapped up her dream season with the year-end finale trophy even as India's established male tennis players found the going tough in 2014. 28-year-old Sania, who has many firsts to her name, grew further in stature as she...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League December 15, 2014

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • Indian Aces beat Manila Mavericks 28-23 in IPTL's UAE leg December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna continued their good form as Indian Aces dished out yet another dominating performance, beating Manila Mavericks 28-23 in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here on Friday. This was the second successive win for Indian Aces, who now have consolidated their...
  • Indian Aces edge past Singapore Slammers in IPTL December 11, 2014

    Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got past Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova in the mixed-doubled match as Indian Aces edged past Singapore Slammers in the UAE leg of the International Premier Tennis League on Thursday. Indian Aces were given a hard time by the Singapore team but they won four of...
  • IPTL: Indian fans happy to pay big bucks to watch Federer, Djokovic December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: While there has been a big hue and cry over the high pricing of tickets in the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League, the fans seem more than happy to shell out big bucks to watch their favorite tennis stars play. The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium...
  • IPTL: Roger Federer leads Indian Aces to victory over Singapore Slammers December 7, 2014

    Thousands of lucky tennis fans experienced a lifetime moment on Sunday when they watched global icon Roger Federer play on Indian soil for the first time at the Delhi leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The Federer-represented Indian Aces defeated Singapore Slammers 26-16. It was a perfect India debut for...
  • IPTL: Roger Federer enthralls fans on India debut December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis fans were eagerly waiting to watch their favourite star play in India from the day Roger Federer announced that he will be coming to the country to participate in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League. The long wait ended finally on Sunday as...
  • Indian Aces win thriller in IPTL's promising India leg debut December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The India leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got a promising response from the fans on the opening day when Indian Aces edged out Manila Mavericks 26-25 in a late night thriller. The UAE Royals thumped Singapore Slammers 29-16 in an one-sided affair before Indian Aces came...
  • IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore December 5, 2014

    Some of the world's top tennis names have arrived in Delhi for the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the hectic scheduling of the inaugural event has put on hold their plans of exploring India and its diverse culture. Barring a few big names, current and former...