Date of Birth
15 Nov 1986
* Father: Imran Mirza
* Mother: Nasima
* Sister: Anam
at the age of 6
Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
First ITF junior event abroad
Favourite tennis player
Career-High Singles : No. 97 ( feb 28, 2005 )
Career-High Doubles : No. 166 ( October 25, 2004 )
10th standard (SSC) in the first division with 63 per cent marks.
stay at home, just watch a movie and surf the Net.
Apple and bananas
* Food: briyani
* Actor: Akshay Kumar
* Actress: Raveena Tandon
* Songs: rap and Hindi
* Dress: Salwars, Jeans
* Colours: black,red and blue
Would like to see the movie
Advantage India to advantage Sania
Needs to improve
* Racquet: Head
* Clothing: adidas
* Shoes: adidas
GVK group and Adidas who picked her when she was only 12.
Current Endorsement deals
GVK Industries, Sahara , Atlas Cycles, Tata Tea and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh
Three hours of physical fitness training, in a day which includes all kinds of training, gym 3-4 times a week, some speed work, endurance and agility.
As a junior
The US Open 2003 is her last Grand Slam as a junior after which she will be playing in the seniors.
Muhammad Zafar Mirza, played university-level cricket. He also played club cricket for Middlesex in England . But his first love was hockey.
Titles won Feb 2005 Won Hyderabad Open WTA
Oct 30, 2003 won gold in afro-asian games at Hyderabad
Jun 2003 G18 Doubles Champion (with Alisa Kleybanova RUS), The Junior Championships, Wimbledon, London , GBR, ITF GA
Jun 2003 Doubles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND ), 11th Frankfurt Int'l, Germany
Apr 2003 Doubles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND ), Shuzo Challenge Japan Open, Nagoya , JPN, ITF G1
Apr 2003 G18 Singles Winner, 14th Mitsubishi Lancer, Manila , Philippines
Dec 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with Isha Lakhani IND ), Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships
Aug 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Tarryn Terblanche RSA), South/Central Africa Circuit , Botswana
Jul 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND ), Pretoria University
Jul 2002 Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND ), PIC Pretoria
Jan 2002 Doubles Winner (with Linda Smolenakova SVK) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Victorian Champs. , Australia
Jul 2001 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND ), Movenpick Int'l
Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Quarterfinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND ), Bangladesh
Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with May Rosa INA), India ITF Junior Circuit III - Calcutta
Jan 2001 Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND ) & Singles Quarterfinalist, Indian ITF Junior I - New Delhi
Oct 2000 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Zahra Omer Khan PAK), Pakistan Int'l Junior Championships
Sep 2000 Singles Winner & Doubles Semifinalist (with Reddhina Parekh IND ), Indian ITF - Mumbai
Nov 1999 Doubles Winner (with Nida Waseem PAK) & Singles Finalist, Pakistan Int'l
Facts The first woman from India to capture a WTA Tour title, when she paired with Lizel Huber of South Africa to win the Hyderabad Open doubles title.
Became the first-ever Indian girl to have won a Grand Slam title when she triumphed in the girls' doubles event at Wimbledon partnering Alisa Kleybanova of Russia .
Former Health Minister Sushma Swaraj handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh when she won the Wimbledon junior girls' doubles title, and projected her as the brand ambassador of the Family Welfare Department.
Her dad Imran Mirza and mom Nasima were watching a Steffi Graf and Conchita Martinez battle, when they decided to make their daughter a Tennis star.
Annually Sania requires 40 lakhs for her expenses and Andhra Pradesh government is trying their level best to see that the lady scales height.
Former Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu, announced that the Grand Slam title winner would be presented a house site and a cash incentive of Rs 10 lakhs in recognition of her brilliant performance in the Wimbledon .
$140,000 WTA Hyderabad Open
Plans after Tennis
Interior Decoration or start a tennis academy
Credits her success
Parents, coaches and God.
Prays five times a day and says that is as good as meditation.
Her coach: "Sania has the right material to reach the very top"
Leander Paes:"I personally feel that she is one of the frontrunners of Indian sports"
Mahesh Bhupathi:"She's on a roll and it's obviously not going to last forever. But she deserves it all."
"I think he needs to understand me and he needs to be a nice person and not have any ego hassles. I need a guy who understands me."
To be a top 50 tennis woman professional player and stay there for 3-4 years
"Do not worry about winning or losing. Work hard and you will be successful.”