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April 12th, 2010

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik Nikah has been performed on Monday afternoon at the Taj Krishna hotel, the couple looked extremely happy as they got married.

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April 6th, 2010

It’s a rocky way ahead for Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik if the predictions of leading astrologers are anything to go by. They predict that the future is not at all rosy for Sania and the current controversy is just the ‘tip of the iceberg of troubles’ for her.


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April 6th, 2010

According to the credible sources, Indian intelligence agencies and media failed to blame ISI for Shoaib – Sania Marriage. But even then RAW didn’t spare Shoaib; His passport has been confiscated by the local police on the agency’s direction.

SANIA MIRZA BIOGRAPHY

SANIA MIRZA

Sania Mirza Sania is a hard-working, overachieving phenom who has stayed remarkably down-to-earth. Despite her successes on the WTA circuit, Sania still travels with her mother and giggles like a schoolgirl when discussing her private life. Watching Sania blush her way through interviews, it's easy to forget that her fierce serve and powerful game make her one of the better female tennis players on the planet.

Tennis sensation Sania Mirza 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. To date, she's beaten two top 10 players, and has successfully cracked the WTA's Top 30 rankings.

Sania Mirza may not have come into this world with a racket in her hand, but it didn't take long for the tennis phenom to pick one up. Born on November 15, 1986, in Mumbai, India, Sania was encouraged to start playing the sport at the age of 6. "I used to go swimming and passed the tennis courts every day," she recalls, "and that's how it started. My mum said 'Why don't you play tennis in your summer holidays because you have nothing to do except swim for an hour or whatever?', and that's how I started playing.

Getting her career on track was another matter altogether. "My mother took me to a coach, who initially refused to coach me because I was too small," says Mirza. "After a month, he called my parents to say he'd never seen a player that good at such a young age."

Encouraged by the coach's assessment, Sania continued to train long and hard while her peers enjoyed more frivolous pursuits. In retrospect, she realizes she may have missed out on having a regular childhood, but doesn't regret it for a moment. "I realized that if you don't make those sacrifices, I don't think you can make something out of your life," she says. "Sometimes I did feel I was missing out, like sometimes I'd want to go to a birthday party but I couldn't because I had tennis." Fortunately, Sania's remarkable focus and determination paid off.

SANIA MIRZA WINS ARJUNA AWARD

APJ Abdul Kalam and Sania Mirza's Mother Naeema MirzaAfter a promising amateur career, Sania turned professional in 2003, the same year that she teamed up with Alisa Kleybanova to win a Wimbledon Championships Girls' doubles title. "It is a dream win," she said at the time, "We just met a week and a half ago, and we were like 'You wanna play doubles?', and we combined really well and beat the top seeds. After that we didn't look at the draw." The victory wasn't just triumphant, it was also history in the making, as Sania became the first Indian woman to win a junior Grand Slam title.

More success followed in 2004 when Sania delighted her legions of Indian followers at the Hyderabad Open. This time around, she partnered with Liezel Huber, but the results were the same, as the pair captured the doubles crown. This victory further added to Sania's legend, as it made her the youngest Indian to win a WTA or ATP tour title and the first Indian woman to win a WTA title event. In recognition of her amazing progress, the government of India awarded Sania the prestigious Arjuna award, presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in sport.

SANIA MIRZA’S GAME

Sania MirzaWhen it comes to sizing up her game, Sania Mirza is remarkably honest. "I'm not that fast on my feet," she admits, "but I have amazing timing on the ball, which is why, although I'm not that strong, I still hit the ball harder than most of the players on the circuit."

Indeed, her hard-hitting power game has drawn comparisons to Romanian legend Ilie Nastase, another player who knew a thing or two about driving home a point. "It just suited the way I'm built," she explains. "Maybe if I played squash or badminton I needed more movement, more reflexes. So, it just happened."

Call it destiny if you like, but the idea of things "just happening" seems to have been a consistent thread through Sania's young life. The Mumbai native began playing tennis at the age of 6, noting the game "just suited my style and personality."

And what a fit it's been. Since turning professional, Sania has won a 2003 Wimbledon Championships doubles title, the 2004 Hyderabad Open doubles championship and the 2005 Hyderabad Open singles crown. Along the way, she's captured the hearts and minds of her fellow countrymen, igniting a phenomenon known as "Sania Mania."

SANIA MIRZA’S PERSONALITY

Sania MirzaFriendly and effervescent off the court, Sania is all business when she's on it. The Hyderabad Open champ has valiantly played through severe abdominal pulls as well as other nagging injuries that would have had lesser competitors begging out of the action.

Sania was even voted Best Player of the Day at the 2005 U.S. Open after defeating Marion Bartoli despite suffering from badly bleeding toes. That fierce determination has led publications like The Times of India to label her "Super Sania."

When not serving aces and smashing volleys, Sania likes to express her personality through the cheeky T-shirts she wears to her post-game press conferences. Among the messages she's worn across her chest are "I'm Cute?", "Don't Get in My Way," and "Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History."

In her spare time, Sania claims that she likes "being at home, because I am hardly at home; I am always traveling. I like staying at home, just watch a movie at home. Surf the Net.

SANIA’S NATURAL BEAUTY & SEXINESS

Sania MirzaOnly 20 years old, Sania is still growing into her 5'7", 130-lb. frame, as evidenced by her round, healthy face and still-lingering baby fat. Nonetheless, Sania has been blessed with a tall, strong frame, gorgeous long hair and deep brown eyes

Sania's sexiness is a matter of great interest in her native India. As she is Muslim by birth, many believe that Sania's exposed flesh is not in keeping with her religion's traditional standards of dress and decorum. On September 8, 2005, the Hindustan Times reported that a religious scholar named Haseeb-ul-hasan Siddiqui had issued a fatwa on Sania because of the clothing -- or lack thereof -- she wore when competing. The All-India Shia Muslim Personal Law Board has since called the fatwa "unnecessary and uncalled for," but the debate still rages among some.

"As long as I am winning, people shouldn't care whether my skirt is six inches long or six feet long," Sania said following the fracas. "How I dress is a very personal thing. It is scary that every time I wear a T-shirt, it becomes a talking point for the next three days."

When it comes to men, Sania has a very specific idea of what she likes. "He has to be good looking and over six feet tall," she says. "No, on a serious note, 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." Think you fit the bill? Keep in mind that you'll have to get by Naseem Mirza, Sania's mother and constant traveling companion on the pro circuit.

SANIA MIRZA ACCOMPLISHMENTS & FAME

Sania MirzaWhen you come from a country of a billion people, your fame has a way of building rapidly. Since bursting onto the professional scene, Sania has helped to put Indian tennis on the map by winning the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' doubles title, the 2004 Hyderabad Open doubles championship and the 2005 Hyderabad Open singles crown.

Strong showings at other events (like the Australian Open, where she went head-to-head with Sernea Williams, and the U.S. Open, where she took on Maria Sharapova) have only added to Sania's mystique. She is currently the highest-ranked woman player to ever emerge from India, and she has defeated two top 10 players in Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova.

Sania's stellar play and winning personality have won her an Arjuna Award, India's top sports honor, and a place on the South Asian cover of Time magazine, where she was included in the publication's list of "Asia's 50 heroes."

Sania's goal is to stay in the WTA's top 50 for three to four years. "Let us see how it goes," she says. "A lot of factors come into play, like luck and destiny."

SANIA’S STYLE

Sania MirzaOn the court, Sania is your typical tennis jock, sporting a range of form-fitting clothes courtesy of her sponsor Lotto. Although her favorite colors are red and black, for the sake of competition, she wears a splash of soft yellows, blues and whites. Away from the action, her taste isn't quite so discriminating. "I wear everything," she confesses. "Salwars, jeans, pants, everything. I mostly don't have time to wear all that, though. I am mostly in my tracks!" Sania generally accentuates her look with a nose ring, multiple earrings and her patented black-frame glasses.



WTA RANKING

  SINGLES DOUBLES RACE
       
CURRENT RANK 28 19 26
POINTS 933 1630 888
CAREER HIGH 27 18  
  (Aug 27,2007) (Sep 10,2007)  

YEAR END WTA RANKING SINGLES DOUBLES
     
2006 66 24
2005 31 111
2004 206 178
2003 399 346
2002 837 955
2001 990  

TENNIS RATINGS

  Year To Date Career
     
WTA Tour Singles
0 1
WTA Tour Doubles
4 7
ITF Women Circuit Singles
0 12
ITF Women Circuit Doubles
0 4
Win / Loss Record Singles
28-16 177-80
Win / Loss Record Doubles
30-9 121-56
Prize Money
$368,542 $930,868

GRAND SLAMS

YEAR Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
  Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles Singles Doubles
 
2007 R64 R16 R64 R64 R64 R16 R32 QF
2006 R64 R64 R128 R16 R128 R32 R64 R16
2005 R32 - R128 R32 R64 R64 R16 R64

SINGLES TITLES

  DATE CITY SURFACE OPPONENT IN FINAL SCORE
           
1 Jan 07,2002
Manila
Hard
A Amanmuradova
6-0, 4-6, 6-3
2 Sep 22.2002
Hyderabad
Hard
A Amanmuradova
6-1, 6-2
3 Nov 10,2002
Manila
Hard
I-Ting Wang
2-6, 6-4, 7-5
4 Feb 23,2003
Benin City
Hard
Franziska Etzel
6-3, 6-3
5 Mar 03,2003
Benin City
Hard
Anca Anastasiu
6-1, 7-5
6 Oct 05,2003
Jakarta
Clay
Rashmi Chaktravarthi
6-3, 7-5
7 Feb 01,2004
Boca Raton
Hard
Cory Ann Avants
6-4, 6-2
8 May 30,2004
Campobasso
Hard
Magda Mihalache
6-3, 6-4
9 Aug 08.2004
Wrexham
Hard
Irina Boulykina
1-6,, 6-4, 6-1
10 Aug 15,2004
London
Hard
Jaslyn Hewitt
4-6, 6-1, 6-0
11 Oct 10,2005
Lagos
Hard
Tiffany Dabek
6-3, 5-7, 6-3
12 Oct 17,2005
Lagos
Hard
Chanelle Scheepers
4-6, 7-6, 7-5
13 Feb 12,2005
Hyderabad
Hard
A Bondarenko
6-4, 5-7, 6-3

DOUBLES TITLES

  DATE CITY SURFACE PARTNER / OPPONENTS    
             
1 Jan 07,2002
Manila
Hard
Sania / Radhika Tulpule
6 6
   
 
Yan-Hua Dong / Yao Zhang
4 3
2 Mar 03,2003
Benin City
Hard
Sania / Rebecca Dandeniya
6 6
   
 
F Etzel / C Obermoser
3 0
3 Feb 22,2004
Hyderabad
Hard
Sania / Liezel Huber
7 6
   
 
Ting Li / Tian Tian Sun
6 4
4 Aug 15,2004
London
Hard
Sania / Rushmi Chakravarthi
6 6
   
 
Anna Hawkins / Nicole Rencken
3 2
5 Oct 10,2004
Lagos
Hard
Sania / Shelley Stephens
6 6
   
 
Surina De Beer / C Scheepers
1 4
6 Feb 19,2006
Bangalore
Hard
Sania / Liezel Huber
6 6
   
 
A Rodionova / Elena Vesnina
3 3
7 Sep 24,2006
Kolkata
Carpet
Sania / Liezel Huber
6 6
   
 
Yulia Beygelzimer / Yuliana Feda
4 0
8 May 14,2007
Morocco
Clay
Sania / Vania King
6 6
   
 
Andreea Vanc / A Rodionova
1 2
9 Jul 22,2007
Cincinnati
Hard
Sania / Bethanie Mattek
7 7
   
 
Alina Jidkova / Tatiana Pouchek
6 5
10 Jul 29,2007
Stanford
Hard
Sania / Shahar Peer
6 7
   
 
Victoria Azarenka / Chakvetadze
4 6
11 Aug 25,2007
New Haven
Hard
Sania / Mara Santangelo
6 6
       
Cara Black / Liezel Huber
1 2
Profile
Birth Date : 15 Nov 1986
Birth Place : Mumbai, India
Residense : Hydrabad, India
Nationality : INDIA
Zodic Sign : Scorpio
Height : 5'7 1/2"(1.53m)
Weight : 130 lbs(59kg)
Play Style : Right Handed
    (Double Handed Backhand)

WTA Rankings
Sania Mirza Singles Race Doubles
Rank

29

27

20

Points

910

888

1630

No Player Country Points
1 Justine Henin BEL 5200
2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 3609
3 Jelena Jankovic SRB 3445
4 Maria Sharapova RUS 3235
5 Ana Ivanovic SRB 3170
6 Anna Chakvetadze RUS 2890
7 Serena Williams USA 2391
8 Venus Williams USA 2305
9 Nadia Petrova RUS 2266
10 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 2177
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