Sania Mirza is an Indian tennis player best known for her dominance on the grass court. A former doubles champion, she has also won six Grand Slam tournaments in her lifetime. She was ranked number one in the world in the Women’s Tennis Association’s rankings from 2021 till her retirement in 2021. Sania Mirza is now a popular coach at the Laxmi Vilas Mumbai tennis school.
Sania grew up playing tennis on and off the court. She also excelled in academics, excelling in chemistry and physics. Her first coach in that field was Anil Sidhvi Prabhu, who had worked with the Indian National Cricket Team and was a successful player himself. Sania spent two years in jail in India after she protested against the practice of female genital mutilation.
|Real Name||Sania Mirza Malik|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 6 in|
|Height in Centimeter||166 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.66 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||57 Kg|
|Weight in Pounds||126 Pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||10 (US)|
|Waist Size||26 Inches|
|Hip Size||36 Inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||15 November 1986|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Father||Imran Mirza (Journalist)|
|Siblings||Sister- Anam Mirza (Younger)|
|School||Nasr School, Hyderabad|
|College||St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad|
|Boyfriends||Sohrab Mirza (Businessman)|
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Unknown|
|Marriage and Children|
|Husband||Shoaib Malik (Pakistani Cricketer)|
|First Television Show||Unknown|
|Favorite Actor||Salman Khan, Arjun Rampal|
|Favorite Actress||Kajol and Kareena Kapoor|
|Favorite Food||Hyderabadi Biryani|
|Favorite Film||Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham|
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Phool Aur Kaante, Mohra
Maine Pyaar Kiya and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
|Favorite Place||London, Paris, and Thailand|
|Favorite TV Show||Unknown|
Sania started playing tennis when she was just thirteen years old. She joined the women’s division of the Indian National Tennis Academy, which was a pioneer in introducing girls into the competitive arena. In her first two matches, she lost her first set and her third set went to the net. But she then managed to defeat her opponents in the next two matches, becoming the academy’s freshman member.
After just two months in the Academy, Sania was selected for the U.S. National Team that was training for the 1996 Olympics. Sania missed out on the selection due to visa issues. However, that did not dampen her enthusiasm for the game. She impressed coach Paul Horton, who encouraged her to participate in the Olympics. She also trained with the women’s team of that time, but eventually made a name for herself with the men’s team. Sania is currently coached by Patty Schytzer.
Sania is now an assistant to theVP of Tennis at the Paris Tennis Academy. She is also a popular tennis commentator for a number of channels. Before retiring from the sport, she also played in the Australian Open and the quarter-finals of the French open, reaching the semi-finals. Sania started playing in the lower divisions when she turned professional, but now has decided to pursue her degree.
Sania is not yet satisfied with her career as a player, commenting that she would have enjoyed more success if her service had been better. As a coach, she is content with the level of development that her players are currently at. She also says that the competition should be increased in order to keep up with the other competitors in the world.