Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sania Mirza

         Sania Mirza profile

Birth Name  : Sania Mirza
Height          : 5'7 1/2" (1.53m)
Sex               : Female
Nationality    : Indian
Birth Date     :15-Nov-86
Birth Place   :Mumbai, India
Profession   :Tennis Player
Education     :Attended her primary school education in Hyderabad
She learnt the professional game at Sinnet Tennis Academy in 
Secunderabad, AAndra Pradesh, India

She learnt the professional game at Ace Tennis Academy in the USA
Other Interests :Swimming, Music(Rap and Hindi Remix)
Father : Imran Mirza(a sports journalist )
Mother :Nasima Mirza
Coach :G.C.K Bhupathi(Her initial professional coach)

Sania Mirza is a tennis diva from India. She is a very popular name in India, favourite among youths. Sania is a hard-working, overachieving phenom who has stayed remarkably down-to-earth. This tennis sensation is dispatching foes at a historic rate. Sania is the first Indian woman to advance to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament, the first to win a WTA singles title and the first to win a junior Grand Slam title.
Earlier Days:
Born in Mumbai on November 15, 1986 to Imran and Nasima Mirza, Sania started playing tennis at the age of six. Sania's father Imran Mirza and mother Nasima were watching a Steffi
Graf and Conchita Martinez battle, when they decided to make their daughter a tennis star. She started practicing under CK Bhupati, Mahesh Bhupati's father and first started playing tennis at the Nizam club in Hyderabad. She learnt the professional game at Sinnet Tennis Academy in Secunderabad before finally moving to Ace Tennis Academy in the USA.
International Career: Sania played her first international tournament in 1999 when she represented India at the World junior Championship at Jakarta. She has also appeared till the semifinal round of the French Open girls' doubles and in the girls' singles at Wimbledon where she suffered a second round defeat. Back in 2003, Sania defeated Katerina Bohmova of the Czech Republic and Michaela Krajicek of the Netherlands 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the junior girls' doubles to become the first Indian to win a women's Grand Slam title. Sania partnered 13-year-old Russian Alisa Kleybanova

It was after 51 years that an Indian girl figured in the final of a Grand Slam, the last being Rita Dabur, who had finished runner-up in the singles event in 1952.

Becoming Diva: In 2003, the then Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sushma Swaraj, announced the appointment of teenagerSania Mirza, as the brand Ambassador for the Government's 'Save the Girl Child' campaign. The 18-year-old tennisplayer hit to fame when she entered the third round of the Australian Open Tennis woman's tournament and went down to Serena Williams, but only after a spirited tennis court match. Sania has emerged not just a superb sportsperson, but a youth icon.

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