Sania Mirza

  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event Yesterday

    New York: Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian Monica...
  • Sania Mirza advances to 2nd round of mixed doubles at US Open 4 days ago

    New York: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares progressed to the second round of the mixed doubles competitions of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows. It wasn't exactly an easy opener for the top seeds as they needed an hour and eight minutes to move past...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers 4 days ago

    New York: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out...
  • Sania-Cara to open US Open campaign against Karolina-Kristyna August 24, 2014

    New York: India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black were on Sunday seeded third in the womne's doubles event of the US Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Karolina Pliskova and Kristyna Pliskova. In the men's doubles event India will be represented by veteran...
  • Watch: The Indian Ice Bucket Challenge: 10 celebrities including Sania Mirza, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan soak themselves in ice cold water 4 days ago

    After a series of Hollywood stars and famous celebrities taking the Ice Bucket Challenge in the west, it is India's turn now. Bollywood seems pretty excited about getting drenched in ice cold water and a number of popular actors stepped forward to join the cause. Spreading awareness about the ALS...
  • Akshay Kumar takes the ALS ice bucket challenge; nominates Salman Khan, Twinkle Khanna, Johnny Lever, Ashwini Yardi August 21, 2014

    Akshay Kumar performed the ALS ice bucket challenge in a true 'khiladi' style. In the windy part of Cape Town, Kumar asked 11 contestants from the show he was hosting there, to pour ice water on him. He added that the temperature there was 8 degrees Celsius. He was responding to...
  • Sania Mirza -Cara Black pair loses in second round of Cincinnati Open August 15, 2014

    Cincinnati: India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 3-6 in round two of the USD 2,567,000 hard...
  • Sania-Cara set up title clash with Errani and Vinci in Rogers Cup August 10, 2014

    Montreal: Sania Mirza and Cara Black survived a thriller in the semi-finals as they carved out a hard-earned 7-6(3), 3-6, 13-11 victory to set up a Rogers Cup doubles final against top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair knocked out the second seeded Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semi-finals of Rogers Cup August 9, 2014

    Montreal: Sania Mirza and Cara Black spanked Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in just 52 minutes to seal a semi-final berth at the WTA Rogers Cup. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair knocked out the sixth seeded American team 6-2, 6-1 in the lop-sided quarter-final contest. Sania and Cara converted six of the...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games August 2, 2014

    Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was on Saturday included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. The selection committee announced a 12-member team, which also has last edition's gold medal winners Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh. Somdev had...
  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • News 360: Setback for Congress as A-G rejects plea for Leader of Opposition post July 25, 2014

    In a huge blow to the Congress, the Attorney General has rejected the party's plea for getting the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. The A-G has claimed that the party must have 10 per cent of House strength to get the Leader of Opposition post. ...
  • Unfair to ask someone to keep justifying their patriotism: Sania Mirza July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Deeply hurt by the ongoing controversy over being made the brand ambassador of Telangana, Sports icon Sania Mirza said, "Hope this is the last time I have to come out and talk about it. It is unfair to ask someone to keep justifying or keep reiterating their patriotism...
  • Remarks on Sania only to argue the case of students: G Kishan Reddy July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy on Friday tried to defend his party MLA's controversial remarks about Sania Mirza, saying he was not opposing her being made the state's brand ambassador but was only arguing for students who have been denied scholarships as their parents settled in the...
  • Watch: VHP protests against Sania Mirza being made the Telangana brand ambassador July 25, 2014

    A day after a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA slammed tennis player Sania Mirza for being named the brand ambassador of Telangana, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also protested against it. VHP's Telangana State Working President has said that he will submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister opposing the move....
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 24, 2014

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  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • News 360: Telangana BJP opposes Sania as state's brand ambassador July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. ...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? July 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughter-in-law of Pakistan. ...
  • Remarks against Sania made to get cheap publicity: Ashwini Nachappa July 24, 2014

    Indian athlete Ashwini Nachappa said that Sania Mirza is an Indian citizen and she is an Arjuna and Padma Shri Awardee. The remarks against her are an insult to her achievements. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Sania Mirza is daughter of India, says Renuka Choudhary July 24, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Renuka Choudhary came out strongly in support of tennis star Sania Mirza. She said, "Sania Mirza is our daughter. She is a sportswomen. What is the issue." The remarks came in the backdrop BJP leaders opposing Sania's appointment as Telangana brand ambassador. ...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughter-in-law of...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughter-in-law of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • Serena tops WTA rankings, Sania maintains 5th place in doubles July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: American star Serena Williams continued to occupy top spot in the singles WTA rankings while former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki climbed two places to 13th. India's Sania Mirza maintained her career-high fifth place ranking in the doubles. Sania, who turned pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury...
  • Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana. She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs...
  • Photo: Sania Mirza tweets a romantic photo of Shoaib Malik down on a knee, proposing to her with a red rose all over again! July 9, 2014

    Tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted a romantic picture that she called a 'proposal after a proposal'. Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik went down on his knee to propose to wife Sania Mirza all over again with a red rose in his hand. Sania Mirza is all smiles in the heart warming...