Sania Imran Mirza is an Indian proficient tennis player, as of now positioned world No. 1 in ladies' duplicates. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was positioned by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No. 1 player, both in singles and pairs. All through her vocation, Mirza has set up herself as the best female Indian tennis player ever and one of the most generously compensated and prominent competitors in the nation.
In her singles profession, Mirza has prominent wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva and Marion Bartoli; and additionally previous world No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka. She is the most elevated positioned female player ever from India, cresting at world No. 27 in singles in mid-2007; on the other hand, a noteworthy wrist harm constrained her to surrender her singles vocation and spotlight on the copies circuit, where she is at present positioned world No. 1. She has accomplished various firsts for her local nation, incorporating surpassing US$1 million in vocation income (now over $5 million), winning a Pro-level title, and winning five noteworthy titles (two in ladies' duplicates and three in blended copies), and additionally meeting all requirements for (and in the long run winning) the WTA Finals in 2014 close by Cara Black, shielding the title the next year banding together with Martina Hingis.
Likewise, she is the third Indian lady in the Open Era to highlight and win a round at a Grand Slam competition (going similarly as the last 16). She has likewise won a sum of 14 awards (counting 6 Gold) at three noteworthy multi-sport occasions, to be specific the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.
Mirza was named one of the "50 saints of Asia" by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the rundown of the "33 ladies who made India pleased". She was named as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia amid the occasion held to check the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November
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Mirza is a hostile baseliner with effective groundstroke and is known for setting up great assaults with the sheer speed of her groundstrokes. Her principle quality is her forehand, and also her great volleying aptitudes. Her energy diversion has attracted examinations to Romanian legend Ilie Nastase. She is likewise an extraordinary returner of serve discovering numerous arrival champs amid matches. Mirza goes for victors which implies she goes for loads of points. Mirza has said that "There's probably my forehand and strike can coordinate anybody, it's about the spot that they're placed in. I can hit the ball as hard as possible". "I'm not that quick on my feet," she included as her most obvious shortcoming is her development around the court, where Mirza as a rule battles climbing and around the court. Mirza's second serve and moderately poor versatility are frequently cited as her enormous shortcomings. However, by 2012, a progression of wounds had adequately finished her singles vocation.
In 2004, Mirza was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian Government. In 2006, Mirza was awarded a Padma Shri, India's fourth highest honour for her achievements as a tennis player.
Arjuna Award (2004)
WTA New Comer of the Year (2005)
Padma Shri (2006)
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2015)
In the year 2014, the government of Telangana appointed Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of the state. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated Sania Mirza on her being awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.