Sania Mirza

Australian Open: Mirza-Dodig race into mixed doubles second round

Australian Open: Mirza-Dodig race into mixed doubles second round

Melbourne [Australia], Jan.21 : Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig kicked off their Australian Open campaign with straight sets victory in their mixed doubles opening clash here at the Melbourne Park on Saturday.

The Indo-Croatian pair produced a resilient performance throughout the match to record a comfortable 7-5, 6-4 triumph over German-Croatian team of Laura Siegemund and Mate Pavic in the opening-round clash that lasted one hour and 25 minutes.

Mirza and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another mixed doubles clash between Chinese-Austria team of Saisai Zheng and Alexander Peya and the Australian duo of Sally Peers and John Peers.

'Love and support from India inspire me to do more': Sania Mirza

Sania MirzaHyderabad, Oct 28 : Fresh from her victory at the WTA Finals in Singapore, tennis ace Sania Mirza on Tuesday said the love and support she receives from the country is what inspires her to do more.

Sania, who along with her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black defeated Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei and Peng Shuai of China 6-1, 6-0 to win the WTA Finals title on Sunday, also said that 2014 had been an incredible year for her.

Fashion is a very important part of our lives, says Sania Mirza

Sania MirzaNew Delhi, Oct 11 : Sania Mirza, who recently walked for designer Ritu Pande at the ongoing Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week 2015, said that Fashion is a very important part of everyone's lives.

"Like any other girl or woman; I also love fashion a lot. I think it's very important part of our lives. I don't necessarily follows what's in today but I do wear whatever is comfortable," the 27-year old sports star said.

Pande's collection titled 'Lady in Lace' had lace as one of the main components. The outfits ranged from long dresses to kaftans and Kurtas.

Sania Mirza meets PM Modi

sania mirza narendra modNew Delhi, Sept 12 : Tennis player and winner of the recent US Open Mixed Doubles Sania Mirza on Friday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Last week, Prime Minister Modi had congratulated the tennis ace for winning the Grand Slam title. "Congratulations to Sania Mirza for the victory in the US Open Mixed Doubles Finals. We are very proud of the achievement," the Prime Minister had said.

Mirza and her Brazilian teammate Bruno Soares had lifted the US Open title on September 5. The duo defeated the American-Mexican side of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.(ANI)

President congratulates Sania for winning US Open Mixed Doubles

Pranab-MukherjeeNew Delhi, Sept 6 : President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Sania Mirza for winning the US Open Mixed Doubles tournament.

"Please accept my hearty congratulations on having won the US Open Mixed Doubles tournament, making it your third Grand Slam title," said President Mukherjee in his message.

"You have done India proud through this achievement and your success is an example of what can be accomplished through hard work and dedication. I wish you the very best for all future endeavours," he added.

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games

leander-paes-sania-mirzaNew Delhi: Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was today 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 won the men`s singles gold as well as the men`s doubles gold with Sanam.

Tall and big-serving Saketh Myneni and Yuki Bhambri will make their debut at the prestigious quadrennial event, to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19-October 4.

It's a matter of great honour to be brand ambassador of Telangana: Sania Mirza

Sania-MirzaHyderabad, July 25 : Tennis star Sania Mirza said here on Friday that for her it is a matter of great honour to be the brand ambassador of Telangana.

Kiran Bedi, Brinda Karat come out in support of Sania Mirza

Kiran-Bedi-Brinda-KaratNew Delhi, July 24 : Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi today said that the elected representatives who are opposing Sania Mirza's appointment as the brand ambassador of Telangana are involved in small talk and wasting everyone's time.

Bedi told ANI, "These elected representatives are involved in very small talk. This is small talk and wasting big time of everyone. A daughter remains a daughter, she doesn't lose the roots in her country, and some of our elected people refuse to grow up. If a man marries outside the country he is not called an outsider then why should a woman be called that?"

Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP

Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJPHyderabad - Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour.

Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later and, hence, is a "non-local", he told reporters here and sought to dub her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan, pointing out that she was married to that country's cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana

Sania MirzaHyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana.

She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs one crore to 27-year- old Sania at an interaction session with industrialists here.

Telangana CM announces Rs 1 crore grant to Sania Mirza

Sania-MirzaHyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to tennis star Sania Mirza for her training and coaching.

"Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to tennis star Sania Mirza, who is number five in the world (in doubles ranking), towards training, coaching and to meet other expenses to attend the US Open and other tournaments.

"Chief Minister will present the cheque tomorrow," a release from Rao`s office said here. Sania called on the Chief Minister here on Monday. PTI

Sania Mirza achieves career-best fifth WTA doubles rank

Sania-MirzaNew Delhi, July 7 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has entered the top-five for the first time in her career as the new WTA doubles chart was released on Monday.

Sania, who turned a professional tennis player in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury in between, has achieved her career-best rank of number five in the world.

Sania and her partner Cara Black from Zimbabwe could not go deep in the recently concluded Wimbledon championships, but a second round appearance provided the Indian tennis ace with her crucial 130 ranking points that were enough to push her in the top five.

Somdev crashes out, Mirza-Black through to Portugal Open semis

Sania MirzaOeiras (Portugal), May 2 - India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black progressed to the $250,000 Portugal Open women's doubles semi-finals while Somdev Devvarman was outclassed by top seed Tomas Berdych in the men's singles second round here Thursday.

Somdev, Indiaa's top ranked singles player, lost to the Czech 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 15 minutes.

Berdych was superior in every single department of the match. The World No. 6 was clinical with his serves, winning 85 percent points on his first serve and recording six aces to the Indian's one.

Sania Mirza says will try for more Grand Slam titles with Tecau

Sania MirzaIslamabad, Jan. 27  : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has reportedly said that she would try for more Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Romanian Horia Tecau after the pair stumbled in the Australian Open final in the weekend.

Mirza said that she had made a great start to the year despite the loss to Canadian-French pair Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic, who won 6-3, 6-2.

According to The Nation, Mirza reached the women's doubles quarterfinals with partner Cara Black, where they went out in three sets to eventual champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy.

Mirza-Black win China Open title

Sania-Mirza-Cara-BlackBeijing, Oct 5 : Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black eased past Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja to win the women's doubles title at the China Open here Saturday.

Mirza and Black, seeded eighth, won the title clash 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and six minutes. They seemed a much superior unit against the Russian-Spanish combine.

The Indo-Zimbabwean pair had stunned top seeds Roberta Vinci and Sara Errani of Italy in the semifinals.(IANS)

Sania, Shikhar to endorse Rodeo Drive

Shikhar-Dhawan-Sania-MirzaNew Delhi, July 8 : India's dashing batsman Shikhar Dhawan and top tennis player Sania Mirza will be endorsing top luxury line Rodeo Drive.

The two sporting stars will be the first brand spokesperson for the entire range of Rodeo Drive luxury brands retail line in India. Both these stars will represent Rodeo Drive, a boutique for international brands of ultra luxury watches, as their brand ambassadors.

Sania-Bethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters

Sania-BethanieRome, May 15 : Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here.

The Indo-American pair beat Japanese-Latvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 6-1, 6-3 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match.

They will face Italian-Australian unseeded pair Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur late Wednesday.

India's Leander Paes will also play his men's doubles match with Jurgen Melzer of Austria against the Mexico-American pair of Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky.(IANS)

Sania-Bethanie lose to top seeds

Sania-BethanieMiami (Florida), March 27 : Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci defeated Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-1, 6-4 to enter the women's doubles semifinals at the Sony Open tennis event here.

The Italian pair shut the door on the Indo-American combine in more than an hour, winning the final four games of the contest played Tuesday.

Having a 21-3 record in 2013, Errani and Vinci are two victories away from their 17th WTA title as a duo and 20th as individuals. They are also both still alive in singles and will play quarterfinal matches Wednesday, reported the WTA website.

Sania-Bethani in quarters; Bopanna-Ram out

Sania-BethaniMiami, March 26 : India's Sania Mirza and American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands moved into the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Sony Open Miami Masters tennis while her compatriot Rohan Bopanna was knocked out from the second round.

Sania and Bethanie, seeded seventh, beat the Australia-German pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 here Monday.

Sania and Bethanie will face Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci for a semi-final berth.

In the men's doubles, Bopanna and his American partner Rajeev Ram were defeated 4-6, 5-7 (5) by the Spanish pair Mark Granollers and Marc Lopez.

Australian Open: Sania-Bryan win, Bhupathi-Nestor lose

Australian Open: Sania-Bryan win, Bhupathi-Nestor loseMelbourne, Jan 21: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bob Bryan beat the American pair of Abigail Spears and Scott Lipsky 4-6, 6-1, 10-4 in the second round of mixed doubles here at the Australian Open Monday.

The third seeds will face Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals next.

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