In 2015, Sania Mirza made history as she became the first female tennis player from India to rank World no. 1 in women’s doubles. She made whole nation proud. Sania has represented India in various top class tennis events and always made the nation proud on her. Born in Mumbai and raised in Hyderabad, Telangana, she celebrates her birthday on November 15, 1986.
We at Awaaznation.com list top 7 incredible facts about the Tennis star Sania Mirza.
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1. Her father gave up her career to guide Sania
Sania started playing tennis at the young age of six. What is more surprising is Her first coach was her father Imran Mirza, who gave up a career in journalism to guide his daughter.
2. One of the 50 Heroes Of Asia
Time magazine named Mirza one of the ‘50 Heroes of Asia’in 2005.
3. Made Indian women proud
In 2014, Sania Mirza was appointed as the United Nations (UN) Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. She was also named in “33 women who made India proud” by The Economic Times in 2010.
4. First to win WTA Title
Sania Mirza is the first Indian to win a Women’s Tennis Association(WTA) title.
5. Award list-
- In 2004, sania was awarded the Arjuna award and in 2005.
- In 2006, Sania Mirza was awarded the Padma Shri, which is the fourth highest civilian award.
- She received the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2015.
6. Lakhs of people search for her on Google
As per 2010 Google Trends analysis Sania Mirza was the most searched Indian sportsperson in 2010.
7. Top spot in WTA ranking
She became the first Indian women’s player to claim the top spot in WTA rankings.
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