Sania Mirza

  • Sania Mirza named UN Women's goodwill ambassador 25-11-2014 08:18 PM

    "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' 25-11-2014 07:25 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza aims to be number one in doubles 22-11-2014 08:23 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza wants to win Grand Slam in women's doubles 20-11-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • IPTL: Excited to be in Roger Federer's team, says Sania Mirza 19-11-2014 10:42 PM

    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...
  • Tennis star Sania Mirza wants Deepika Padukone to play her in future biopic 15-11-2014 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Dia Mirza, Shyam Benegal, Sania Mirza kickstart National Children's Film Festival 15-11-2014 12:11 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza writing her autobiography, date of release to be decided 07-11-2014 09:56 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza excited to be in Roger Federer's team in IPTL 29-10-2014 10:58 AM

    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...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot 28-10-2014 05:02 PM

    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...
  • I want to become world no. 1 in doubles: Sania Mirza 28-10-2014 02:24 PM

    "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 27-10-2014 10:23 AM

    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 the Prime Minister,...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black win doubles title at WTA Finals 26-10-2014 02:53 PM

    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,...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black record nervy win, enter WTA year-end finals 25-10-2014 08:24 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black enter semis at year-end WTA Finals 24-10-2014 08:39 AM

    Singapore: Making their first appearance in the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza and Cara Black started their campaign on the right foot by serving past Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears to book their semi-finals berth on Thursday. The Indo-Zimbabwe pair, playing their last tournament together, were made to work hard by...
  • PM Modi praises Sania Mirza for joining 'Swachh Bharat' campaign 17-10-2014 12:13 AM

    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...
  • Photos: Sania Mirza visits the Taj Mahal after being denied entry for arriving late a day before 09-10-2014 02:55 PM

    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,...
  • Going through a great phase in my career, says Sania Mirza 06-10-2014 05:20 PM

    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 05-10-2014 06:00 PM

    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...
  • Sania should have continued with singles for more time: Vijay Amritraj 01-10-2014 10:20 PM

    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...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulates Sania Mirza for winning gold 29-09-2014 10:26 PM

    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 29-09-2014 07:42 PM

    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 29-09-2014 07:38 PM

    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...
  • Asian Games: Winning five medals is good show despite a weak team, says Sania Mirza 29-09-2014 01:07 PM

    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...
  • Asian Games: Indian duo of Sania-Prarthana settles for bronze in tennis doubles 28-09-2014 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sania Mirza-Prarthana Thombare reach women's doubles quarters 26-09-2014 01:49 PM

    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...
  • Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore 23-09-2014 01:37 PM

    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...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black win women's doubles title at Pan Pacific Open 20-09-2014 04:47 PM

    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 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain's Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro. With the...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open 19-09-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 19-09-2014 08:06 AM

    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...