Hantuchova wins Thai second-round match

Hantuchova wins Thai second-round match

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Daniela Hantuchova posted one of four straight-set wins Thursday in the second round of the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Thailand.

Baltacha in, Mirza out at College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 26 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Briton Elena Baltacha advanced but No. 7 Sania Mirza of India fell Monday in first-round action of the inaugural Citi Open in Maryland.

Wozniacki battles her way into semifinals

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 9 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki survived her second difficult match in as many days Friday to reach the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup.
Chinese players win upsets in China

Chinese players win upsets in China

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Chinese players Han Xinyun and Zhang Shuai posted second-round upset victories Wednesday at the Guangzhou International tennis tournament in China.
Police arrest tennis star admirer

Police arrest tennis star admirer

HYDERABAD, India, July 9 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old man was arrested after allegedly threatening to commit suicide if Indian tennis star Sania Mirza did not marry him, police said.

Zvonareva to play Mirza for Pattaya title

PATTAYA CITY, Thailand, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Vera Zvonareva of Russia and India's Sania Mirza won semifinal matches Saturday and will meet Sunday for the title at the Pattaya Open in Thailand.

Mirza, Bhupathi win mixed doubles crown

MELBOURNE, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- India's tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi Sunday won the mixed doubles championship at the 2009 Australian Open in Melbourne.
Wozniacki very sharp in Sweden tournament

Wozniacki very sharp in Sweden tournament

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 31 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki and Anabel Medina Garrigues each dropped just one game Thursday in second-round wins at the $145,000 Nordic Light Open in Sweden.

Stosur stuns Peer at East West Classic

CARSON, Calif., July 22 (UPI) -- Samantha Stosur and Melinda Czink pulled off first-round upsets Monday in the East West Bank Classic tennis tournament in Los Angeles.
Upset bug bites Bartoli again

Upset bug bites Bartoli again

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Marion Bartoli was one of four seeded players losing matches Wednesday at the $200,000 DFS Classic tennis tournament in England.

Ivanovic rebounds for win

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- Top-seed Ana Ivanovic dropped her first set against 13th-seed Francesca Schiavone Tuesday before rallying for a fourth-round win in the Pacific Life Open.

Russians advance in Indian Wells tennis

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Third-round winners in the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., Sunday included Russians Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Henin advances in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Justine Henin was stretched to three sets Wednesday before winning her second round match at the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Morigami cashes in on late entry

Morigami cashes in on late entry

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Akiko Morigami, a last-minute substitute for Maria Sharapova, collected a first-round win Tuesday at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.
Kuznetsova pushed but not out at Australia

Kuznetsova pushed but not out at Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and three other Top 10 players collected straight-set wins Thursday in second-round play at the Australian Open.
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Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza (IND) Marion Bartoli (FRA) hits a backhand in her match against Sania Mirza (IND) during day 5 at the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York on September 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Sania Mirza (Telugu: సానియా మీర్జా), (born 15 November 1986) is a professional Indian tennis player. She began her tennis career in 2003. In 2004 she was awarded the Arjuna award by the Indian Government. She is known for her powerful forehand ground strokes.

Mirza was born to Imran Mirza, a sports journalist, and his wife Nasima in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was brought up in Hyderabad in a religious family. Mirza began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003. She was trained by her father and other family members. She attended Nasr school in Hyderabad and later graduated from St. Mary's College.

In April 2003, Mirza made her debut in the India Fed Cup team, winning all three singles matches. She also won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title, teaming up with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia.

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