Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to win a senior grand slam title when she teamed up with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi to win the Australian Open mixed doubles.
Sania Mirza said that “It’s always a dream to win a grand slam. That’s what we all play for,” and it all happened by the someone that I know for so long and so well. “I want to thank all the Indians – we are very lucky that there are so many millions supporting us, not just here but back at home.
If you remember “She almost quit the sport last year after being accused of showing disrespect to the Indian flag and facing mounting criticism from religious groups for playing in normal tennis attire.
India’s sexy sensation, Sania Mirza, has hit a volley. The 21-year-old tennis star has caught her detractors unaware by declaring that she would not play in next month’s Bangalore Open, where the likes of Venus Williams and her younger sister, Serena, are to compete. Mirza said that she would not play in her own country to avoid controversies, heeding to the advice given by the sports company that manages her. It is headed by her mixed doubles partner, Mahesh Bhupathi.
Though Mirza is the first Indian woman to win an international tennis event, reaching the fourth round of a grand slam, she has had to fight terrible controversies, largely because she is a Muslim. Much of her celebration has often been marred by rancour and bitterness.
Islamic fundamentalists have raved and ranted about her short skirts, and even though she changed into shorts while playing in India, criticism seldom stopped. (more…)
Sania Mirza holds the distinction of being the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand Slam tennis tournament when she was seeded 26th in the 2007 U.S. Open. Earlier in 2005, she had become the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2005 U.S. Open, defeating Mashona Washington, Maria Elena Camerin and Marion Bartoli.
Its true Sania Mirza is India’s tennis sensation but its also true that she is keep many hearts warm in this cold winter, Sania Mirza.