SANIA MIRZA

  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others Yesterday

    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...
  • Sania Mirza 'super excited' about playing mixed doubles with Roger Federer December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza's dream of playing alongside Roger Federer will be realised when the two team up for the mixed doubles in the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) beginning here on Saturday. "Well what do I say. It will be a huge honour to share the...
  • Indian Aces lose 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in IPTL December 4, 2014

    Singapore: Indian Aces suffered their second successive loss in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League as they went down fighting 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in the last match of the Singapore leg on Thursday. In an encounter that saw the lead change hands three times in the first three sets, Manila...
  • IPTL needs more Indian players to lift tennis in the country December 4, 2014

    The recipe of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has most ingredients in perfect measure, except one - the presence of Indian players. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, playing for the Indian Aces, are the only two local players featuring in the inaugural season of the league that includes a host of...
  • IPTL: Indian Aces thrash UAE Royals 30-11 December 2, 2014

    Singapore: Micromax Indian Aces produced their fourth consecutive victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), thrashing UAE Royals 30-11 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. Aces, led by player-cum-coach Fabrice Santoro, won all five sets in convincing manner as Ana Ivanovic set the ball rolling with a 6-2 triumph...
  • Indian Aces continue fine run in International Premier Tennis League November 29, 2014

    Manila: Indian Aces continued their winning run as they beat Manila Mavericks 24-15 on the second day of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) on Saturday. Having started their campaign by defeating Singapore Slammers, Indian aces on Saturday strengthened their position by outplaying star-studded Mavericks side. Opting to serve...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural International Premier Tennis League tie November 28, 2014

    Manila: The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday. Aces player-cum-coach Fabrice Santoro won the toss and elected to serve and the evening...
  • Sania Mirza named UN Women's goodwill ambassador November 25, 2014

    "I think a lot of controversies that I had faced in my career was because I am woman", Sania said. ...
  • 'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality" and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. "Yes, it is difficult...
  • Sania Mirza aims to be number one in doubles November 22, 2014

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game. "I am six in the world and I would like to be number 1 before I retire," the tennis player replied to a query on her...
  • Sania Mirza wants to win Grand Slam in women's doubles November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Not satisfied with winning the WTA Finals doubles crown with Zimbabwean Cara Black and a clutch of other prestigious titles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Thursday said she wants to clinch the women's doubles Grand Slam title before hanging up her tennis shoes. "I am definitely looking...
  • IPTL: Excited to be in Roger Federer's team, says Sania Mirza November 19, 2014

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Wednesday said she is excited to be part of same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). "I am really excited. It is great for tennis in India and Asia. I am really excited to play in same...
  • Tennis star Sania Mirza wants Deepika Padukone to play her in future biopic November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza says she does not want a biopic made on her life but if something like this ever happens, she would like Deepika Padukone to play her on-screen. Sania, 27, says she is very guarded about her personal life and thats the reason she recently rejected...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The first edition of the National Children's Film Festival began here today on children's day with a glittering ceremony attended by acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal, actress Dia Mirza and tennis star Sania Mirza. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Finance and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley. Dia,...
  • Sania Mirza writing her autobiography, date of release to be decided November 7, 2014

    Indore: Tennis ace Sania Mirza on Friday said that she was writing her autobiography but has not yet made up her mind when to release it. "I have already written 26 chapters of my autobiography, but life is moving on everyday on a continuous basis. So, new chapters are being added...
  • Sania Mirza excited to be in Roger Federer's team in IPTL October 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: On a high after winning the WTA Finals doubles crown and a clutch of prestigious titles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza says she is now bracing up for the International Premier Tennis League where she would in the same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer. "I think it...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot October 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Having ended a successful year with victory in the WTA Tour Finals, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has set her sights on becoming the doubles world number one next season. "That's pretty amazing. People expect that much of me and wish so much for me. Like I said, I am...
  • I want to become world no. 1 in doubles: Sania Mirza October 28, 2014

    "In 2010, I thought I was going to retire. And here I am in 2014, playing the best tennis of my life. Hopefully, I can get to my goal of becoming No. 1 next year," Sania said. ...
  • Modi congratulates Sania for WTA Finals triumph October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulated tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the season-ending WTA Finals women's doubles title, calling it a "proud accomplishment". "Congratulations to @MirzaSania for the victory in WTA finals. This is yet another proud accomplishment!" Modi tweeted. Sania was quick to thank...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black win doubles title at WTA Finals October 26, 2014

    The India-Zimbabwe tennis pairing of Sania Mirza and Cara Black clinched the prestigious season-ending WTA Finals title on Sunday. The third seeds, playing their last tournament together, took exactly an hour to thrash second seeds Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) and Peng Shuai (China) 6-1, 6-0 in the women's double final, being...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black record nervy win, enter WTA year-end finals October 25, 2014

    Singapore: Sania Mirza and Cara Black showed nerves of steel as they saved three match points in the Super Tie Break against Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to cruise into the summit clash of the WTA year-end finals on Saturday. The third-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair was trailing 6-9 but showed amazing resilience...