SANIA MIRZA

  • PM Modi praises Sania Mirza for joining 'Swachh Bharat' campaign 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed tennis star Sania Mirza for joining the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying it will go a long way in spreading awareness about the issue. He said other sportspersons, including shooter Anjali Bhagwat, would also be joining the campaign. "A commendable effort by @MirzaSania!...
  • Photos: Sania Mirza visits the Taj Mahal after being denied entry for arriving late a day before October 9, 2014

    Tennis star Sania Mirza was disappointed as she arrived late and could not see the Taj Mahal in Agra city. While former cricketer Anil Kumble visited the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, Sania Mirza arrived late and failed to get an entry to the 17th century monument. When she arrived, the gates...
  • Going through a great phase in my career, says Sania Mirza October 6, 2014

    Sania Mirza finished with two medals at the recently concluded Asian Games by bagging a gold and bronze in mixed doubles and women's doubles respectively. ...
  • Want to secure place in top 100: Saketh Sai Myneni October 5, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: After putting up a stellar performance at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, tennis player Saketh Sai Myneni said that he is targeting the 2016 Rio Olympics by securing a position in top 100 in ATP men's ranking. The 26-year-old player from Visakhapatnam, Myneni bagged gold medal in mixed doubles...
  • Sania should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Indian tennis star Vijay Amritraj says Sania Mirza should not have quit playing singles so early in her career. Sania switched to doubles in 2013 after undergoing three surgeries due to various injuries she suffered. "I think she had one good year of singles and I would really personally have...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulates Sania Mirza for winning gold September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday for winning a gold medal in the mixed doubles competition at the Asian Games. Sania, a brand ambassador for Telangana, made Telangana and the country proud with a gold medal in the mixed doubles category and...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 10: India climb up the medals tally with athletics, tennis gold September 29, 2014

    India had to wait until the fag end of day ten of competition at the Incheon Asian Games for their fifth and sixth gold medals of the event, which were provided by discus-thrower Seema Punia and the tennis mixed doubles team of Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni - after...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sania and Saketh grab mixed doubles gold September 29, 2014

    Incheon: Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni combined well to clinch gold medal in the mixed doubles event as India's tennis campaign at the Asian Games concluded with a rich haul of five medals at the Asian Games, on Monday. The second seeds overwhelmed the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching...
  • Asian Games: Winning five medals is good show despite a weak team, says Sania Mirza September 29, 2014

    Incheon: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels the five medals that the team has managed to grab at the ongoing Asian Games is a pretty good performance given that the country did not come with the best unit possible for the event. "It has been a pretty good week. We (she...
  • Asian Games: Indian duo of Sania-Prarthana settles for bronze in tennis doubles September 28, 2014

    Incheon: Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare settled for a bronze after losing their women's doubles semifinal to Chinese Taipei's Chin Wei Chan and Su Wei Hsiehin in the Asian Games, here on Sunday. The fifth seeded Indian combo put up a brave fight before going down 6-7 (1-7),...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sania Mirza-Prarthana Thombare reach women's doubles quarters September 26, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare marched into the women's doubles quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games tennis competition with a facile win over Mongolia at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Friday. Sania and Prarthana, seeded fifth, strolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Bolor Enkhbayar and...
  • Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore September 23, 2014

    Singapore: The Indo-Zimbawbwean combination of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, next month. It would be Mirza's maiden appearance at the event, the WTA announced in a press release. Black would be making her 11th appearance in the competition...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open September 20, 2014

    Tokyo: Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women's doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 62, 75 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the win,...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open September 19, 2014

    Tokyo: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 64, 62 in the quarterfinals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon September 19, 2014

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic buildup, including the slashing of their contingent and lastminute pull out of top athletes. In a costsaving measure, the Indian government...
  • Sania Mirza to play Asian Games: AITA September 12, 2014

    In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after AITA announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event. ...
  • Sania Mirza to play in 2014 Asian Games September 12, 2014

    In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after AITA announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit. Sania's decision means that the Hyderabadi has put on line 900...
  • Sania MirzaCara Black lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings September 11, 2014

    St. Petersburg: Sania Mirza, who will be skipping the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, and Cara Black are lying fourth in the Race to Singapore standings with just over a month to go for the seasonending WTA Finals in Singapore. Meanwhile, the...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna pull out of Asian Games September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India will field a secondstring tennis contingent in this month's Asian Games after allowing frontline players, including Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, to play on the professional tours instead to revive their rankings. India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has already announced he will not defend the singles and...
  • Leander Paes slides to lowest rank in 11 years September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. Paes and Stepanek, who were defending 2000 points at Flushing Meadows, had crashed out in the...
  • Sania Mirza wants AITA to take decision on her participation in Asian Games September 8, 2014

    Caught in a dilemma over whether to compete in the Asian Games or the WTA tournaments which clash with the event, Sania Mirza on Monday left it on the All India Tennis Association to take a call on her participation in the continental extravaganza in Incheon, Korea. Sania on Sunday returned...
  • I hope to win Wimbledon one day, says US Open winner Sania Mirza September 7, 2014

    Sania, who won the US Open mixed doubles with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares, spoke to CNNIBN upon returning from New York. ...
  • Leander Paes confirmed for Davis Cup tie against Serbia September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes is set to combine with Rohan Bopanna for the doubles rubber during the Davis Cup tie against Serbia, Indian captain Anand Amritraj confirmed on Sunday but he says nothing has been decided on the Asian Games squad as yet. The inclusion of 41yearold Paes in...
  • Leave decision on playing in Asiad to federation: Sania Mirza September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Caught in a dilemma over whether to compete in the Asian Games or the WTA tournaments which clash with the event, Sania Mirza today left it on the All India Tennis Association to take a call on her participation in the continental extravaganza in Incheon, Korea. Sania on Sunday returned...
  • US Open champion Sania Mirza thanks fans for their support September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Left tearyeyed after her Indianness was put into question just weeks back, tennis star Sania Mirza dedicated her US Open title to the country and the new state of Telangana, where her appointment as brand ambassador triggered a political furore. On Friday night, the firsttime combination of...
  • Sania MirzaBruno Soares win US Open mixed doubles title September 5, 2014

    India's Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares beat AmericanMexican pair Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the final to win the US Open mixed doubles title on Friday. Sania, who had faced defeat only a day earlier losing the women's doubles semifinals, bounced back brilliantly to win her third Grand Slam...
  • SaniaCara disappoint in US Open semifinal September 5, 2014

    New York: It was the end of the road for India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black as the third seeded duo lost to SwissItalian pair Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in straight sets in the US Open women's doubles semifinals. Sania and Cara suffered a 26, 46 loss...
  • News 360: AlQaeda launches India wing September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an AlQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for a report on the...
  • Sania Mirza enter mixed doubles final at US Open September 4, 2014

    Sania Mirza is in line to win her third Grand Slam title and first with new partner Bruno Soares as the top seeded pair struggled past YungJan Chan and Ross Hutchins to reach the mixed doubles summit clash, here. The IndoBrazilian team overcame the unseeded but fighting TapieiGerman combine 75 46...
  • Sania MirzaCara Black storm into US Open women's doubles semis September 3, 2014

    New York: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black hardly broke a sweat as they entered the US Open women's doubles semifinals after their rivals retired midway through the quarterfinal match. Sania and Cara, seeded third, defeated the KazakhChinese pairing of Zarina Diyas and YiFan Xu 61,...