101 Facts About Sania Mirza

1. Sania Mirza revealed that Anam fights with Shoaib any chance she gets over even the littlest things.

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2. Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player who was formerly ranked No 1 in the women's doubles rankings.

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3. Sania Mirza tells, "Inka hamesha se English ke saath panga hai na.

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4. Sania Mirza was engaged to an old friend, Sohrab Mirza but the wedding was called off soon after.

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5. In 2011, Sania Mirza was in the top 60 singles ranking.

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6. In 2006, Sania Mirza was the first ever female Indian to be seeded in a Grand Slam event and although she came second in the Singles category.

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7. Sania Mirza went on to the 2005 Dubai Tennis Championship where she defeated the U S Open champion and eventually finished in second place in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships.

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8. At the 2004 AP tournament, Sania Mirza won her first ever Doubles title at the event along with Liezel Huber.

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9. Sania Mirza went into professional tennis in 2003 winning the 2003 Wimbledon Championship Girls Double title alongside Alisa Kleybanova.

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10. Sania Mirza posted another heartwarming picture of the two of them as part of her Instagram stories.

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11. Sania Mirza recently gave birth to a Baby boy and is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

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12. Sania Mirza was referred to as "Pakistan's daughter-in-law" and unfit to be a representative of an Indian state after she was appointed the Telangana state's brand ambassador.

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13. In 2006, some newspapers reported that Sania Mirza declined to play doubles with Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe'er for fear of protests from India's Muslim community.

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14. Sania Mirza's is the first South Asian woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador in the organization's history.

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15. In 2009, Sania Mirza became engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza.

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16. Sania Mirza's is a great returner of serve finding many return winners during matches.

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17. In early February 2018, Sania Mirza said the same injury would keep her out of competition for a further two months.

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18. Sania Mirza missed the first few tournaments of the 2018 season, including the Australian Open, citing a knee injury she sustained in October 2017.

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19. Sania Mirza was given the top seeding with her partner Bruno Soares in the Mixed Doubles event.

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20. Sania Mirza jumped two places on the Ranking table to be ranked at her career best No 3 in the Doubles Rankings.

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21. Sania Mirza reached the finals of Qatar Ladies Open 2015 at Doha alongside Hsieh.

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22. Sania Mirza's started a new partnership with then world No 5 Hsieh Su-wei from Chinese Taipei after Cara Black decided to go for a limited 2015 season.

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23. Sania Mirza's played all the Mixed Doubles matches alongside Bopanna and partnered Federer who visited the country for his first match there in the New Delhi leg, much to her personal and fans' delight.

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24. Sania Mirza's added that Black was her great friend "But I've found a great friend in her.

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25. Sania Mirza's was more successful in the mixed doubles event, reaching the final partnering Horia Tecau of Romania.

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26. Sania Mirza kicked off her 2013 season with a title Brisbane alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first tournament itself.

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27. Sania Mirza's lost in round 2 of doubles in Madrid and in Rome.

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28. Sania Mirza's reached round two of singles in Indian Wells.

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29. Sania Mirza's lost in the second round of doubles with Elena Vesnina.

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30. In doubles, Sania Mirza reached her third Grand Slam semifinal, partnering Vesnina, where they fell to Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva.

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31. Sania Mirza's lost a first qualifying match against Coco Vandeweghe.

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32. In doubles, Sania Mirza won the title with Vesnina: the Indo-Russian duo beat Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy in the final for the second time this season.

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33. Sania Mirza's was the quarterfinalist in doubles at both, with Elena Vesnina.

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34. Sania Mirza's made the second rounds of both events, falling to Ayumi Morita and Jelena Jankovic, respectively.

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35. Sania Mirza's returned at the Aegon Classic, where she lost in the second round to Tamarine Tanasugarn in three sets.

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36. Sania Mirza's won her first-round match against Stefanie Vogele, but was crushed by 4th seed Francesca Schiavone in the second round.

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37. Sania Mirza's lost in the second round of the doubles event to Shahar Pe'er and Gisela Dulko.

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38. Sania Mirza's managed it all the way to the final at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open where she was beaten by Stephanie Dubois.

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39. Sania Mirza's made the semis in doubles in the same tournament.

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40. Sania Mirza's was eliminated from singles when she retired in her match against Iveta Benesova because of a right wrist injury.

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41. Sania Mirza's reached round four at Indian Wells as the No 21 seed, defeating No 9 seed Shahar Pe'er en route, but lost to No 5 seed Daniela Hantuchova.

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42. Sania Mirza's had to withdraw from the PTT Pattaya Open because of a left abductor strain.

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43. Sania Mirza's reached the third round at the Australian Open as No 31 seed, where she lost to No 8 seed Venus Williams having been up a break in the first set.

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44. Sania Mirza reached the quarterfinals at Hobart as the No 6 seed.

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45. Sania Mirza's fared much better in the doubles, reaching the quarterfinals in mixed with her partner Mahesh Bhupathi and the quarterfinals in the women's doubles with Bethanie Mattek, including a win over number two seeds Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur.

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46. Sania Mirza's reached the quarterfinals in San Diego, the semifinals at Cincinnati, and made it to the final at Stanford.

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47. Sania Mirza had the best results of her career during the 2007 summer hardcourt season, finishing eighth in the 2007 US Open Series standings and reaching her highest singles ranking of world No 27.

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48. Sania Mirza's reached the second round of the US Open, losing to Francesca Schiavone.

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49. Sania Mirza's reached the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters and the third round of the Acura Classic, falling to Patty Schnyder and Elena Dementieva, respectively.

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50. Sania Mirza was seeded at the 2006 Australian Open, only falling to Michaella Krajicek.

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51. Sania Mirza's won her first WTA doubles title at the same event, partnering Liezel Huber.

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52. Sania Mirza's put up a good fight against the fourth seed and eventual champion Nicole Pratt in round one, but lost in three sets.

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53. Sania Mirza's helped India win a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event of the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, partnering Leander Paes.

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54. Sania Mirza's had a good result representing India on the Fed Cup, winning three straight matches.

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55. Sania Mirza's lost the tough first round encounter to Australia's Evie Dominikovic in three sets.

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56. In February 2003, Sania Mirza was given a wildcard to play in her first ever WTA tournament, at the AP Tourism Hyderabad Open, in her hometown.

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57. Apart from tennis, Sania Mirza is particularly good at cricket and swimming.

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58. Sania Mirza's is the distant relative of former cricket captains Ghulam Ahmed of India, and Asif Iqbal of Pakistan.

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59. Sania Mirza was born on 15 November 1986 in Mumbai to Hyderabadi Muslim parents Imran Mirza, a sports journalist, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business.

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60. Sania Mirza's was named in Time magazine's 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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61. Sania Mirza's has won a total of 14 medals at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.

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62. Sania Mirza was the chief guest at the inaugural edition.

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63. Sania Mirza shares first picture of her son Izhaan Mirza and we can't take off our eyes….

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64. Sania Mirza spotted at Hospital with baby boy Izhaan Malik; check out here.

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65. Sania Mirza pens down a heartfelt message for her son.

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66. Sania Mirza heads home from the hospital with son Izhaan.

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67. Sania Mirza has shared a picture of her son from her official Twitter handle.

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68. Sania Mirza posted the moving message on her Twitter account, five days after giving birth to her son Izhaan and mother and son were.

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69. Sania Mirza pens down an emotional note for her newborn.

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70. Sania Mirza snapped leaving the hospital with her baby boy Izhaan Mirza Malik.

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71. Sania Mirza blessed with a baby boy, Farah Khan becomes a 'Khaala'.

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72. Sania Mirza has given birth to a baby boy named Izhaan.

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73. In July 2016, Sania Mirza published an autobiography titled "Ace Against Odds" chronicling her journey to the top.

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74. Sania Mirza goes for winners, which means she goes for lots of angles.

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75. Sania Mirza has announced she hopes to return to professional tennis in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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76. Sania Mirza partnered with Barbora Strycova in late 2016 and some parts of the 2017 season.

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77. Sania Mirza began her 2015 season ranked No 6 in the doubles rankings.

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78. Sania Mirza won the majority of her matches and played a key role for the Indian Aces to win the inaugural edition of the IPTL 2014.

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79. Sania Mirza won a gold and bronze at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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80. Sania Mirza played the mixed doubles in the US Open pairing with Bruno Soares and went on to become the 2014 US Open Mixed Doubles Champions, thereby winning the third Mixed Doubles grand slam in her career.

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81. Sania Mirza partnered different players during 2013 and won five WTA Titles.

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82. On 26 June 2012, Sania Mirza was awarded a wild card entry hence confirming her participation in women's doubles event of the London Olympics.

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83. For the mixed doubles event, Sania Mirza played alongside compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi and reached her 4th Grand Slam semifinal.

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84. Sania Mirza kicked off her 2012 season ranked 104th at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

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85. Sania Mirza breezed through the first round of the French Open where she beat Kristina Barrois in straight sets.

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86. Sania Mirza took part in the Sparta Prague Open, but had to retire in her first round match against Aleksandra Krunic due to a back injury.

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87. Sania Mirza lost in the early rounds of the Australia Open and its warm-up tournaments.

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88. In doubles, Sania Mirza won in Guangzhou and finished as a runner-up in Taipei (with Hsieh Su-wei).

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89. Sania Mirza won her first round match against Michelle Larcher de Brito at the 2010 US Open, but she went down against 20th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round.

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90. Sania Mirza was forced to withdraw from the Sony Ericcson Open, the BNP Paribas Open and the Family Circle Cup due to a right wrist injury.

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91. Sania Mirza lost in the first round of the MPS Group Championships but won the doubles title with Chuang.

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92. Sania Mirza started her year by playing at the doubles event of the Moorilla Hobart International.

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93. Sania Mirza represented India at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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94. At the French Open, Sania Mirza lost the battle against Ana Ivanovic in the second round.

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95. Sania Mirza started 2007 strongly, making it to the semifinals of Hobart, the second round of the Australian Open, semifinals in Pattaya, and the quarterfinals in Bangalore.

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96. Sania Mirza made the quarterfinals of the Hansol Korea Open and the Tashkent Open.

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97. On the senior circuit, Sania Mirza started to show early success as she made her debut in April 2001 on the ITF Circuit as a 15-year-old.

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98. Sania Mirza won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles as a junior player.

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99. Sania Mirza began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003.

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100. Sania Mirza received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the MGR Educational and Research Institute University in Chennai on 11 December 2008.

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101. Sania Mirza was born on 15 November 1986 in Mumbai to Hyderabadi Muslim parents Imran Mirza, a builder, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business.

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