SANIA MIRZA

  • Twin top rankings reflect rise of women in Indian sports: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    Mumbai: After reclaiming the top spot in badminton singles rankings, Saina Nehwal is doubly delighted at fellow Hyderabadi tennis ace Sania Mirza's rise to the summit of the women's doubles rankings and says the twin achievements reflect the rise of women power in the domain of Indian sports. "Sania Mirza is...
  • Will do all I can to remain number one: Sania Mirza 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza says she would do all it takes to maintain her world number one ranking. "I wish I could tell the future. But, I can't. So, I am going to try and keep it (number one rank) as long as possible and do whatever I can,"...
  • India beat Philippines, enter Fed Cup Group I 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: The Sania Mirza-led Indian women's tennis team came out with a gritty performance to beat Philippines 2-1 in the Fed Cup Group II Asia/Oceania promotional playoff final here on Saturday night to enter Group I, where they will play in 2016. In the all-important playoff, India won the first singles...
  • Iconic Indian women athletes Saina and Sania reach the top, show the way to others 3 days ago

    For most of the women in international sports, their struggle starts after they enter the arena. But for sportswomen in India, a rare breed dominated by their 'more accomplished' male counterparts, the battle starts even before they come out of their mother's womb. Women all over the world enjoy a plethora...
  • I want to win more Grand Slams before retiring: Sania Mirza 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Sania Mirza added another feather in her decorated cap by scaling the ranking peak in the doubles but the Indian star says there is never enough and she wants to win more Grand Slam titles before hanging her racquet. Sania, who recently became world number one, is a winner of...
  • Second edition of Champion Tennis League to be played in November-December 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: The second edition of the Champion Tennis League (CTL), conceptualised by of former star Vijay Amritraj, will be played in November-December this year. The announcements concerning the tournament would be made next month and the players draft will be held in July, Amritraj told reporters on the sidelines of the...
  • Shoaib Malik calls India's Sania Mirza pride of Pakistan too 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's ex-cricket captain Shoaib Malik said on Tuesday he was proud his Indian wife Sania Mirza had become the world's top-ranked doubles tennis player, adding it was an honour for both countries. Mirza, 28, became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat after winning the Charleston title on Sunday...
  • I started when I was 6 with the dream of being No. 1: Sania Mirza 6 days ago

    Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. ...
  • Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career. "It's an amazing feeling. It's great to come back...
  • Sania Mirza is pride of Pakistan as well, says Shoaib Malik 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's ex-cricket captain Shoaib Malik said on Tuesday he was proud his Indian wife Sania Mirza had become the world's top-ranked doubles tennis player, adding it was an honour for both countries. Mirza, 28, became the first Indian woman to achieve the feat after winning the Charleston title on Sunday...
  • Farhan Akhtar, Riteish Deshmukh, SRK hail Sania Mirza's number 1 world ranking 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Several Bollywood celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Farah Khan, Ritesih Deshmukh congratulated Sania Mirza for creating history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. Mirza won the title at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina...
  • Incredible to become World No 1, says Sania Mirza 1 week ago

    Sania became the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. ...
  • Put myopia aside, celebrate Sania Mirza's grand feat 1 week ago

    It's no mean feat. To summit, your most valuable asset is the power to succeed. And Sania, despite seeing roadblocks of every nature and size during her ascent, has hoisted the Tricolour on top. Time to shed the myopia and recognise her unmatched success. Sania is a deserving World No....
  • Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge in Fed Cup 1 week ago

    India will be led by newly-crowned world number one Sania Mirza as 11 nations will strive to get promotion to Asia/Oceania Group I when the Fed Cup tennis competition begins on Tuesday. Since Iraq has opted out, 11 countries would compete in the Group II this year -- India, Indonesia, Iran,...
  • Sania was always an inspiration, says sister Anam Mirza 1 week ago

    As elder sister Sania attained World No. 1 rank in women's doubles, Anam says its a proud moment for the entire family. ...
  • WTA rankings out, Sania Mirza officially crowned World No. 1 April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza on Monday officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked world number one in doubles after WTA unveiled its latest list. The Indian ace has risen three rungs in the charts with 7660 points to dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points) The jump follows her...
  • I believed I can be No. 1, want to thank those who didn't: Sania Mirza April 13, 2015

    Sania Mirza never thought she can't be number one. On Sunday, that belief turned to reality. And Sania didn't forget to thank those who pushed her to achieve her goal - the detractors. On a pedestal no Indian woman tennis player had the privilege to stand on, the new world...
  • Tendulkar, Kohli congratulate Sania on becoming World No. 1 April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led an outpouring of praise for Sania Mirza after she became the country's first tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in women's doubles. Modi called the achievement "an excellent accomplishment" on his twitter page Monday after Mirza won the Family Circle title...
  • Sania Mirza delighted to become World No.1 in doubles April 13, 2015

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Sania Mirza said that she is very proud and happy to achieve the feat and is looking forward for upcoming tournaments. ...
  • Celebrities praise Sania Mirza on twitter April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A host of sports celebrities and politicians showered encomiums on tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first woman tennis player from the country to achieve the number one rank. Sania won the WTA Family Circle Cup with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to reach atop the ranking table. Mahesh Bhupathi,...
  • Sania Mirza becomes Women's doubles World No. 1 April 12, 2015

    Sania created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles. ...
  • Sania Mirza creates history, becomes World No. 1 player in doubles April 12, 2015

    Charleston: Sania Mirza on Sunday created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair blew away the challenge of Casey Dellacqua...
  • Sania Mirza one win away from becoming No 1 doubles player April 12, 2015

    Charleston: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis survived a tough test to reach the final of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament on Saturday. The No.1 seeded Hingis and Mirza beat 6-4, 1-6, 10-7 Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a rain-affected semi-final. If they win the title, Mirza will be the new...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis secure top spot on leaderboard for WTA Finals April 11, 2015

    Charleston: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis secured the No.1 position on the doubles leaderboard for the end-of-season tennis championships after defeating Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues and Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova in the quarter-finals of the Family Circle Cup. The No.1 seeded Hingis and Mirza battled Medina Garrigues and Shvedova for an hour...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis move into semis of Family Circle Cup April 11, 2015

    Charleston: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis beat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to reach the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament's semi-finals. The No. 1-seeded Hingis and Mirza battled Medina Garrigues and Shvedova for an hour and 41 minutes for a 7-5, 4-6, 13-11 victory, fighting off...
  • Sania-Hingis enter Charleston WTA doubles quarter-finals April 9, 2015

    Charleston: Fresh from their second straight title triumph in the Miami Open earlier this week, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis entered the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Charleston WTA event. The top-seeded duo battled past the Rodionova sisters of Australia, Anastasia and Arina, 6-7, 6-3,...
  • Sania Mirza inches closer to world number one doubles rank April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a giant leap towards becoming world number one player in the doubles by pocketing 1000 ranking points, following her stupendous title win in the Miami Open with partner Martina Hingis. Sania's ranking remained at number three but she closed the gap to just 145 points with...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis win Miami Open title April 6, 2015

    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in straight sets to win the Miami Open women's doubles title. It was their second title in a row. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair overcame a sluggish start to take the title with a 7-5, 6-1 scoreline. Sania and...
  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis reach final of Miami Open April 4, 2015

    Miami: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis are in line to win their second title in a row as they breezed into the final of the Miami Open with a straight sets win over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair got the better of seventh seeds 6-2, 6-4...
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter Miami Open doubles semis April 1, 2015

    Miami: Fresh from their maiden win in the Paribas Open title last month, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have entered the women's doubles semi-fnals of the Miami Open. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss duo served past the Rodionova sisters, Anastasia and Arina, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-final...