Sania Mirza

  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open 22 hours 3 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon Yesterday

    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 build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian government...
  • Sania Mirza to play Asian Games: AITA 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 Mirza-Cara 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 season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. Meanwhile, the...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna pull out of Asian Games September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India will field a second-string 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 23-place 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 CNN-IBN 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 41-year-old 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 teary-eyed 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 first-time combination of...
  • Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares win US Open mixed doubles title September 6, 2014

    India's Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares beat American-Mexican 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...
  • Sania-Cara 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 Swiss-Italian pair Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in straight sets in the US Open women's doubles semifinals. Sania and Cara suffered a 2-6, 4-6 loss...
  • News 360: Al-Qaeda launches India wing September 4, 2014

    Union Home Ministry issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an Al-Qaeda 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 Yung-Jan Chan and Ross Hutchins to reach the mixed doubles summit clash, here. The Indo-Brazilian team overcame the unseeded but fighting Tapiei-German combine 7-5 4-6...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara 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 Kazakh-Chinese pairing of Zarina Diyas and Yi-Fan Xu 6-1,...
  • Sania Mirza advances in US Open, end of road for Leander Paes September 3, 2014

    New York: A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles. Sania, though, had the ill-fate of dumping...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event August 31, 2014

    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 August 28, 2014

    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 August 29, 2014

    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 August 28, 2014

    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. ...