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Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(Hindustani pronunciation: [ˈsaːnɪaː ˈmɪrzaː]; born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player who was formerly ranked No. 1 in the women's doubles rankings.[3][4] From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the WTA as India's No. 1 doubles player. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.[5][6] In her singles career, Mirza has notable wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
and Marion Bartoli; as well as former world No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka. She is the highest-ranked female player ever from India, peaking at world No. 27 in singles in mid-2007; however, a major wrist injury forced her to give up her singles career and focus on the doubles circuit. She has achieved a number of firsts for women's tennis in her native country, including surpassing US$1 million in career earnings (now over $6 million), winning a singles Pro-level title, and winning six major titles (three each in women's doubles and in mixed doubles), as well as qualifying for (and eventually winning) the WTA Finals in 2014 alongside Cara Black, defending the title the following year partnering with Martina Hingis.[7] In addition, she is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament, and the first to reach the second week. She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 Gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
and the Afro-Asian Games. Mirza was named one of the "50 Heroes of Asia" by Time in October 2005.[8] In March 2010, The Economic Times
The Economic Times
named Mirza in the list of the "33 women who made India
India
proud".[9] She was appointed as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November 2013.[10] She was named in Time magazine's 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.[11]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Tennis career

2.1 2001–2003: Success on the Junior ITF circuit 2.2 2004–2005: Success in WTA circuit and Grand Slam tournaments 2.3 2006–2007: Top 30 breakthrough 2.4 2008–2009: Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Championship 2.5 2010: Struggles and injury 2.6 2011–2012: Doubles specialization 2.7 2013–2014: Top 5 doubles breakthrough 2.8 2015: Number 1 WTA Doubles Ranking, Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Champion 2.9 2016: Australian Open
Australian Open
Champion, split with Hingis 2.10 Olympics representation

3 Playing style 4 Awards and recognition 5 Personal life 6 Social contribution 7 Controversies 8 Career statistics 9 Grand Slam finals

9.1 Women's doubles: 4 (3–1) 9.2 Mixed doubles: 7 (3–4) 9.3 Girls' doubles: 1 (1–0)

10 Autobiography 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Early life[edit] Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
was born on 15 November 1986 to Hyderabadi Muslim parents Imran Mirza, a builder, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Hyderabad
Hyderabad
where she and younger sister Anam were raised in a religious Sunni Muslim family. She is the distant relative of former cricket captains Ghulam Ahmed of India, and Asif Iqbal of Pakistan.[12] She took up tennis at the age of six. She has been coached by her father and also Roger Anderson. She attended Nasr School in Hyderabad. Sania in a recent interview credited her school for giving her the freedom to pursue her dream. She called Nasr 'a home she misses'. A prestigious girls day school, she recalled the faces of joy whenever she walked into Nasr after a tournament, regardless of its result. This boasted her morale and determination, she said. She later graduated from St. Mary's College. Mirza received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
from the MGR Educational and Research Institute University in Chennai
Chennai
on 11 December 2008.[13] She is also a very good swimmer. Tennis career[edit] 2001–2003: Success on the Junior ITF circuit[edit] Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003. She was trained by her father. Mirza won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles as a junior player. She won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title, partnering Alisa Kleybanova. She also reached the semifinals of the 2003 US Open Girls' Doubles, with Sanaa Bhambri, and the quarterfinals of the 2002 US Open Girls' Doubles. On the senior circuit, Mirza started to show early success as she made her debut in April 2001 on the ITF Circuit as a 15-year-old. Her highlights of 2001 include a quarterfinals showing in Pune
Pune
and a semifinal finish in New Delhi. As the 2002 season began, she turned around a season of early losses to winning three straight titles; her first in her hometown Hyderabad
Hyderabad
and the other two in Manila, Philippines. In February 2003, Mirza was given a wildcard to play in her first ever WTA tournament, at the AP Tourism Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Open, in her hometown. She lost the tough first round encounter to Australia's
Australia's
Evie Dominikovic in three sets. The following week, at the Qatar Ladies Open, she fell to Czech Olga Blahotová in the first qualifying round. She had a good result representing India
India
on the Fed Cup, winning three straight matches. She helped India
India
win a bronze medal in the mixed doubles event of the 2002 Asian Games
Asian Games
in Busan, partnering Leander Paes. In addition, Mirza picked up four gold medals at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad. 2004–2005: Success in WTA circuit and Grand Slam tournaments[edit] At her hometown event, the 2004 AP Tourism Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Open, Mirza was a wildcard entrant. She put up a good fight against the fourth seed and eventual champion Nicole Pratt
Nicole Pratt
in round one, but lost in three sets. She won her first WTA doubles title at the same event, partnering Liezel Huber. She then received a wildcard to compete at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Casablanca, Morocco, but suffered a first round deficit to eventual champion Émilie Loit. On the ITF Circuit, Mirza had a runner-up showing at the Palm Beach Gardens Challenger, where she fell to Sesil Karatantcheva. Mirza won six ITF singles titles in 2004. Going into the 2005 Australian Open, Mirza defeated Cindy Watson and Petra Mandula in the first and second rounds, respectively, to reach the third round where she was beaten in straight sets by eventual champion Serena Williams. In February, Mirza became the first ever Indian woman to win a WTA title, by winning her hometown event, the AP Tourism Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Open, defeating ninth seeded Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
in the final. At Dubai, she upset in round two 4th seed and reigning US Open champion to reach the second round of Wimbledon Championships, where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
in a tight three setter. In August, she reached the third round at the Acura Classic, falling to Morigami. Mirza reached her second WTA final at the Forest Hills Tennis Classic, falling to Lucie Šafářová. Mirza became the first Indian woman to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open, defeating Mashona Washington, Maria Elena Camerin
Maria Elena Camerin
and Marion Bartoli, before losing to top seed Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova
in the Round of 16. At the Japan
Japan
Open, Mirza reached the semifinals with wins over Vilmarie Castellvi, Aiko Nakamura
Aiko Nakamura
and Vera Zvonareva, before being overpowered by Tatiana Golovin. Thanks to a successful 2005 season, Mirza was named the WTA Newcomer of the Year. 2006–2007: Top 30 breakthrough[edit] Mirza was seeded at the 2006 Australian Open
Australian Open
(the first female Indian to be seeded in a grand slam event), only falling to Michaëlla Krajicek. Next she fell to Camille Pin
Camille Pin
at the Bangalore Open, but won the doubles title partnering Huber. She played at the Dubai Tennis Championships but lost to Martina Hingis. At the Indian Wells Masters, she reached the third round but lost to Elena Dementieva. She also lost in the first round of the French Open
French Open
Grand Slam to Anastasia Myskina.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
at the 2006 Bangalore Open

Her next tournament was the DFS Classic, where she defeated Alona Bondarenko and Shenay Perry
Shenay Perry
to reach the third round, where she was overpowered by Meilen Tu. She also reached the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati Masters
and the third round of the Acura Classic, falling to Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
and Elena Dementieva, respectively. She reached the second round of the US Open, losing to Francesca Schiavone. In September, she reached the semifinals of the Sunfeast Open, losing to eventual champion and top seed Martina Hingis. She also won the doubles title there partnering Huber. Mirza made the quarterfinals of the Hansol Korea Open (defeating top seed Hingis en route) and the Tashkent Open. In December, Mirza picked up three medals at the Doha Asian Games
Asian Games
– Gold, in mixed doubles and Silver in women's singles and team. In 2006, Mirza notched up three top ten wins against Svetlana Kuznetsova, Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
and Martina Hingis.[14] 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. At the French Open, Mirza lost the battle against Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the second round. She also fell in the second round at the Wimbledon Championships to Nadia Petrova. Mirza had the best results of her career during the 2007 summer hardcourt season, finishing eighth in the 2007 U.S. Open Series standings and reaching her highest singles ranking of world No. 27. She reached the quarterfinals in San Diego, the semifinals at Cincinnati, and made it to the final at Stanford. She also won the doubles event in Cincinnati
Cincinnati
with Shahar Pe'er. At the US Open, she reached the third round before losing to Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Chakvetadze
for the third time in recent weeks. She 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
Lisa Raymond
and Samantha Stosur. She won four doubles titles in 2007. 2008–2009: Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Championship[edit] Mirza reached the quarterfinals at Hobart as the No. 6 seed. She lost to Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in three sets. She reached the third round at the Australian Open
Australian Open
as No. 31 seed, where she lost to No. 8 seed Venus Williams having been up a break in the first set. She was runner-up in the Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles partnering Mahesh Bhupathi, where they lost in straight sets to Sun Tiantian and Nenad Zimonjić. She had to withdraw from the PTT Pattaya
Pattaya
Open because of a left abductor strain. She reached round four at Indian Wells as the No. 21 seed, defeating No. 9 seed Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
en route, but lost to No. 5 seed Daniela Hantuchová. On Grass, Mirza was crushed in the second round of Birmingham
Birmingham
by Marina Erakovic. At 2008 Wimbledon Championships, as the No. 32 seed, Mirza was defeated by qualifier María José Martínez Sánchez
María José Martínez Sánchez
in round two, having had several match points. Mirza represented India
India
at the 2008 Summer Olympics
2008 Summer Olympics
in Beijing. She was eliminated from singles when she retired in her match against Iveta Benešová
Iveta Benešová
because of a right wrist injury. For doubles, she got a walkover through the first round with Sunitha Rao, but lost in the second round to Russia. Throughout 2008, Mirza was plagued by a slew of wrist injuries, requiring her to withdraw from several matches including those of the French Open
French Open
and US Open Grand Slams. Mirza started her year by playing at the doubles event of the Moorilla Hobart International. Partnering Francesca Schiavone, they reached the quarterfinals. At 2009 Australian Open, she won her first round match against Marta Domachowska, but she fell against 10th seed Nadia Petrova in round two. In doubles she lost in first round partnering Vania King. But in mixed doubles, Mirza picked up her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi, she beat Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
and Andy Ram
Andy Ram
in the final. She then entered the Pattaya
Pattaya
Women's Open Tournament where she reached the finals after a string of good performances. She lost the finals to Vera Zvonareva. She made the semis in doubles in the same tournament. Mirza then competed in the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
where she lost in the second round to Flavia Pennetta. She then participated in the Miami Masters and lost to Mathilde Johansson
Mathilde Johansson
in the first round. Mirza and her doubles partner Chuang Chia-jung
Chuang Chia-jung
made the semifinals of the doubles event. Mirza lost in the first round of the MPS Group Championships but won the doubles title with Chuang. She also lost in the first round at French Open, Galina Voskoboeva. On grass, Mirza participated at the Aegon Classic
Aegon Classic
and reached the semifinals, losing to Magdaléna Rybáriková. At Wimbledon Championships, Mirza defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
in the first round. She then fell to No. 28 seed Sorana Cîrstea
Sorana Cîrstea
in the second round. She then lost in the second round of the doubles (with Chuang) and mixed doubles (with Mahesh Bhupathi). Next Mirza went to Lexington to compete in Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships, where she won the title after a few good wins. Mirza's next two tournaments were in Canada, where she had mixed results. She managed it all the way to the final at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open where she was beaten by Stéphanie Dubois. But at the Rogers Cup, she fell to Heidi El Tabakh
Heidi El Tabakh
in the second qualifying round. Playing in the US Open, she defeated Olga Govortsova
Olga Govortsova
in the first round, but was double-bagled by 10th seed Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the second. She also lost in the second round of the doubles event (partnering Francesca Schiavone) to Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
and Gisela Dulko. Mirza then went to Japan, where she qualified for the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo but lost in the first round to Zheng Jie. At Osaka, Mirza won against 5th seed Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
and Viktoriya Kutuzova and in the quarterfinal she defeated 2nd seed Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
by retirement. Mirza moved on to the semifinal, where she lost to Francesca Schiavone. 2010: Struggles and injury[edit]

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
at the 2010 US Open

Mirza began her year at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She won her first round match against Stefanie Vögele, but was crushed by 4th seed Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
in the second round. Mirza then suffered two first-round losses at the Moorilla Hobart International
Moorilla Hobart International
and the Australian Open. In February, Mirza competed in the Pattaya
Pattaya
Open as the 6th seed, but was upset by Tatjana Malek. She then played in the Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai Tennis Championships
but suffered a first round defeat to Anabel Medina Garrigues. Mirza was forced to withdraw from the Sony Ericcson Open, the BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
and the Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
due to a right wrist injury. This injury also caused her to pull out of the French Open. She returned at the Aegon Classic, where she lost in the second round to Tamarine Tanasugarn
Tamarine Tanasugarn
in three sets. Mirza then fell in the qualifying at Eastbourne
Eastbourne
and also lost in the first round of Wimbledon; however, she did manage to finish runner-up at the Aegon GB Pro-Series Wrexham. Her bad form continued, as she lost in the second round of the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
Odlum Brown Vancouver Open
and qualifying rounds of both the Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati Masters
and the Rogers Cup. Mirza won her first round match against Michelle Larcher de Brito
Michelle Larcher de Brito
at the 2010 US Open, but she went down against 20th seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
in the second round. In September, Mirza competed in the Guangzhou
Guangzhou
International Open where she made her first quarterfinal of the season. She then lost in the first round of the Tashkent Open, the qualifying draw of the BGL Luxembourg Open, and the first round of the OEC Taipei
Taipei
Ladies Open. In doubles, Mirza won in Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(with Edina Gallovits) and finished as a runner-up in Taipei
Taipei
(with Hsieh Su-wei). In October, she represented India
India
at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
as the 2nd seed. She defeated Brittany Teei (Cook Islands), Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
(New Zealand), and Olivia Rogowska
Olivia Rogowska
(Australia) before losing to Australia's
Australia's
Anastasia Rodionova in the final. In doubles, she partnered with fellow Indian, Rushmi Chakravarthi, losing in the semifinals to Australians Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Peers. Mirza and Chakravarthi compatriots Poojashree Venkatesha and Nirupama Sanjeev to win the bronze medal. In November, she represented India
India
at the 2010 Asian Games. The unseeded Indian defeated Chan Wing-yau
Chan Wing-yau
in first round. Next she defeated 6th seed Zhang Shuai in straight sets to enter into quarterfinal. In quarterfinal Mirza won against 2nd seed Tamarine Tanasugarn to move in semi final, where she was defeated by 3rd seed Akgul Amanmuradova
Akgul Amanmuradova
and won Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
in singles. In Mixed Doubles she partnered with India's Vishnu Vardhan losing in the finals to Chan Yung-jan and Yang Tsung-hua and won Silver Medal. In December, she went to Dubai to compete at the Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge. Coming unseeded, she won the tournament, defeating Ksenia Pervak, top seed Julia Görges
Julia Görges
and Evgeniya Rodina
Evgeniya Rodina
en route, and 2nd seed Bojana Jovanovski in the final. 2011–2012: Doubles specialization[edit]

Mirza at the 2011 French Open, where she reached the finals in Doubles alongside Vesnina

Ranked at No. 141, Mirza kicked off her year with the ASB Classic in Auckland. She needed one more win to qualify for the tournament, but lost in three sets against Sabine Lisicki. In doubles, she partnered Renata Voráčová
Renata Voráčová
of Czech Republic
Czech Republic
and reached the semifinals, but lost to Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
and Květa Peschke. Going into the Australian Open, Mirza lost in the first round against Belgium's former world No. 1 Justine Henin
Justine Henin
in a tight three-setter, having won the first set 7–5 she went down 3–6, 1–6 in the next two. She continued her partnership with Voráčová for doubles but lost in the first round as well. She received wildcards to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships
Dubai Tennis Championships
and the Qatar Ladies Open. She made the second rounds of both events, falling to Ayumi Morita
Ayumi Morita
and Jelena Janković, respectively. She also was the quarterfinalist in doubles at both, with Russian Elena Vesnina. At the Premier Mandatory events in March, Mirza made the second rounds in both. In doubles, she won her first Premier Mandatory title at Indian Wells, with Vesnina, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy. Mirza participated at the Premier-level Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
in Charleston. In singles, she made her first Premier quarterfinal since San Diego
San Diego
in August 2007. In doubles, Mirza won the title with Vesnina: the Indo-Russian duo beat Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy in the final for the second time this season. Mirza won her 11th WTA Tour Doubles Title and second of the year. Next, she also competed at the Mutua Madrid Open, losing in the first round against doubles partner Elena Vesnina. In doubles, with Vesnina, she managed to go up to the third round. Mirza took part in the Sparta Prague Open, but had to retire in her first round match against Aleksandra Krunić
Aleksandra Krunić
due to a back injury. Next she played at Strasbourg, but suffered a first round lost Alizé Cornet. Mirza breezed through the first round of the French Open
French Open
where she beat Kristina Barrois
Kristina Barrois
in straight sets. Then in Round 2, she lost to 12th seed Agnieszka Radwańska. In doubles, Mirza had what was probably the greatest highlight of her career- reaching the finals of a Grand Slam and she ended up runner-up with Vesnina losing out to Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Lucie Hradecká.[15] During the grass-court season Mirza lost in the first rounds of the singles and doubles competition at the 2011 Aegon International. Playing at the All England Lawn Tennis Club she came up with her personal best performance by reaching her first semifinals at Wimbledon alongside Vesnina losing out to Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
Katarina Srebotnik. En route they beat 13th seeds Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
and Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the round of 16 and the Spanish duo of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja
Arantxa Parra Santonja
in the quarter final clash. In singles she lost in the first round to Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
in a close three-setter.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
during her first round match with Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
at Wimbledon

She then could not cross the first round hurdles in her next five attempts in singles including the US Open where she lost yet another tight three setter to Israel's 23rd seed Shahar Pe'er. On two occasions Mirza scored two wins in qualifying rounds, defeated Heidi El Tabakh at Rogers Cup and Vania King
Vania King
at Cincinnati. She however continued her good run in doubles competition as she won the title at D.C. partnering Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
defeating the 2nd seeded Olga Govortsova and Alla Kudryavtseva
Alla Kudryavtseva
in the finals. Partnering Vesnina, Mirza entered Southern California Open but the duo had to withdraw from their first round match against Elena Bovina and Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
while leading 5–2 in the first set. Playing at Rogers Cup the pair lost to the future world No. 1 Italian duo of Sara Errani
Sara Errani
and Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
in three sets. At the Flushing Meadows Mirza and Vesnina lost in the pre-quarters to the Czech duo of Iveta Melzer
Iveta Melzer
and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, having beaten Samantha Crawford
Samantha Crawford
and Madison Keys, Vitalia Diatchenko
Vitalia Diatchenko
and Olga Savchuk
Olga Savchuk
in straight sets in their previous encounters. After playing on the singles circuit regularly throughout the year Mirza also re-entered the top 60 in singles ranking in 2011. Mirza kicked off her 2012 season ranked 104th at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She lost a first qualifying match against Coco Vandeweghe. As for doubles, she partnered Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
and made it to the semifinals, losing to Julia Görges
Julia Görges
and Flavia Pennetta. Her next tournament was in Sydney where she played doubles only alongside Roberta Vinci, but lost in round one. Going into the Australian Open, Mirza was overpowered by Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round. In doubles, Mirza reached her third Grand Slam semifinal, partnering Vesnina, where they fell to Svetlana Kuznetsova and Vera Zvonareva. For the mixed doubles event, Mirza played alongside compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
and reached her 4th Grand Slam semifinal. Mirza then represented India
India
at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
in Shenzhen, China
China
where they were facing Hong Kong. In singles, she defeated Zhang Ling. Partnering with Isha Lakhani, the pair beat Chan Wing-yau
Chan Wing-yau
and Zhang in three sets. With this performance, India
India
advanced to the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I for 2013. Mirza then played at the PTT Pattaya
Pattaya
Open where she won her first WTA main draw match since the 2011 French Open
French Open
– coming from a set down to upset Ayumi Morita (ranked 47 spots higher). In second round she beat Anne Keothavong
Anne Keothavong
to enter in quarter-final, where she lost to Hsieh Su-wei. In doubles with Australian Anastasia Rodionova
Anastasia Rodionova
she won her 13th WTA title: they defeated the Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching
Chan Hao-ching
and Chan Yung-jan. Mirza then went to Doha
Doha
to play at the Qatar Ladies Open
Qatar Ladies Open
where she had to withdraw from the singles qualifying event, due to playing Pattaya doubles final. She lost in the second round of doubles with Elena Vesnina. Then, in Dubai, she was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak
Aleksandra Wozniak
in the first qualifying round. In doubles, Mirza and Vesnina were runners-up against No. 1 seeds Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
and Lisa Raymond. Mirza then lost a tough three set encounter to Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
in Round 1 of the BMW Malaysian Open. Playing doubles at the Premier-line up of Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston, Mirza reached the final, lost in round one and made the quarters, respectively. She also reached round two of singles in Indian Wells. She then would begin the European Clay Court Season at Estoril, where she was the semifinalist in doubles (with Anastasia Rodionova). She lost in round 2 of doubles in Madrid and also in Rome. Mirza returned on the singles circuit in May at Brussels where she won three good matches – including her first 'double bagel' – in the qualifying competition, where she beat Lesia Tsurenko, who was ranked 87 spots higher than her. She also won the doubles of the same event with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She then participated in the French Open
French Open
in the Women's doubles (with Mattek-Sands) and the French Open
French Open
mixed doubles (with Bhupathi). In the doubles she suffered a first round shock defeat but found great success in the French Open
French Open
mixed doubles where she and Bhupathi won the crown by defeating Santiago González of Mexico
Mexico
and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland
Poland
in the final on 7 June 2012.[16] Mirza and her partner Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
crashed out of the Aegon Classic with a straight-set defeat against Iveta Benešová
Iveta Benešová
and Alla Kudryavtseva.[17] Mirza then would go on to falling in the qualifying singles and first round doubles at the 2012 Aegon International. Mirza and her American partner Mattek-Sands advanced to the third round of the women's doubles competition at Wimbledon, where they fell to the Williams sisters.[18] On 26 June 2012, Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
was awarded a wild card entry hence confirming her participation in women's doubles event of the London Olympics.[19] On 17 July 2012, Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
were ousted in the first round of WTA Premier event in the US.[20] Mirza, partnering Rushmi Chakravarthy in the Women's doubles competition at Olympics, bowed out, losing to Chinese Taipei
Taipei
in a tight match.[21] She also lost in quarterfinals of mixed doubles with Leander Paes
Leander Paes
to Belarus
Belarus
in a tough encounter. At the Premier Mandatory events Montréal and Cincinnati, partnering Mattek-Sands, Mirza reached the quarterfinals and lost in round one of doubles, respectively.[22] In October 2012 the prize purse for female winners of the "Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship" was increased to be equal to that of male winners at Mirza's suggestion to All India
India
Tennis Association president Anil Khanna.[23] Khanna also announced that "From now on we will see to it that all national tournaments have the same prize money for both categories women and men."[23] 2013–2014: Top 5 doubles breakthrough[edit] Mirza kicked off her 2013 season with a title Brisbane alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
in the first tournament itself. The pair then unexpectedly lost in the first round of Australian Open, Mirza though reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles partnering Bob Bryan. Mattek-Sands and Mirza then won the doubles title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in February. They had to retire in their round of 16 match at the French Open
French Open
after having won the first set against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and Lucie Šafářová. They also lost in R16 at Wimbledon. Mirza then formed a brief successful partnership with Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
from China
China
winning a title at New Haven and reaching the semis at US Open losing out to Australians Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and Ashleigh Barty. Mirza then partnered Cara Black
Cara Black
for the rest of the season and the pair won their first title in their first outing at Tokyo. They won their second title in a row as they lifted the China
China
Open trophy defeating top seeds and world No. 1's Sara Errani
Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
en route. Mirza partnered different players during 2013 and won five WTA Titles. Mirza began 2014 playing with Cara Black
Cara Black
in the Apia International Sydney where they lost in the first round to Ajla Tomljanović
Ajla Tomljanović
and Jarmila Gajdošová. Her next tournament was the Australian Open. Seeded 6th, Mirza and Black reached the quarterfinals at the 2014 Australian Open
Australian Open
– Women's Doubles before losing to top seeds and eventual champions Sara Errani
Sara Errani
and Roberta Vinci. She was more successful in the mixed doubles event, reaching the final partnering Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău
of Romania. Tecău and Mirza lost to Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
in the final.

Mirza practicing at the 2014 Aegon International

Mirza and Black next competed in the Qatar Total Open and lost to the pairing of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
in the quartefinals. The pair lost in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships to Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
and Lucie Šafářová. They reached their first WTA Tour
WTA Tour
doubles final of the year at the BNP Paribas Open but lost to Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Peng Shuai. Mirza and Black reached the semifinals of the Sony Open Tennis in Miami before losing to wildcards Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Sabine Lisicki. They finished runners-up to Errani and Vinci once again in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. They won their first title of the year at the 2014 Portugal Open, defeating Eva Hrdinová
Eva Hrdinová
and Valeria Solovyeva
Valeria Solovyeva
in the final. Mirza and Black recorded three consecutive quarterfinal finishes in the subsequent clay tournaments, namely the Mutua Madrid Open, the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, and the French Open. In the mixed doubles event at the 2014 French Open, Mirza and Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău
lost in the second round to Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
and Eric Butorac. Mirza began grass season playing in the Aegon Classic. She and Black lost to Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
in the semifinals. At the Aegon International, they reached the quarterfinals before losing to Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan. The pair next competed at the Wimbledon Championships and lost in the second round to the unseeded pairing of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
and Lucie Šafářová.[24] Mirza and Black next competed in the 2014 US Open and lost to the pairing of Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the semifinals. Mirza played the mixed doubles in the US Open pairing with Bruno Soares
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. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
won a gold and bronze at the 17th Asian Games
Asian Games
in Incheon, South Korea. She paired with Saketh Myneni
Saketh Myneni
to beat China's Hsien Yin Peng and Chan Hao-ching
Chan Hao-ching
and win gold in the mixed doubles tournament. She also won a bronze medal in Women's doubles tournament, where she paired with Prarthana Thombare. Black and Mirza won their biggest title together at the WTA Finals defeating Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
in the final It was the heaviest defeat ever witnessed in the end-of-season competition's doubles final which dates back 41 years to 1973, the year the WTA was founded. Black and Mirza survived matchpoints in both their previous encounters against Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
and Raquel Kops-Jones Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
coming through in third set tiebreaks. This final would be the duo's final match as a team. "It was great – we saved the best for the last. I think today was our best match. One of our best matches at least, and one of our best matches we played against them." Mirza told reporters after the win. "To end this way, we couldn't have asked for a better start or end. It kind of sums up our partnership", she added. She added that Black was her great friend "But I've also found a great friend in her. Almost like an older sister to me. I'm the oldest in my family, so I learned a lot from her on and off the court." Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
participated in the International Premier Tennis League starting on 28 November 2014, playing with the Micromax Indian Aces alongside tennis legend Roger Federer
Roger Federer
countryman Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
top Serbian Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
and Frenchman Gaël Monfils. She played all the Mixed Doubles matches alongside Bopanna and partnered Federer who visited the country for his first match there in the New Delhi
New Delhi
leg, much to her personal and fans' delight.[25] 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.[26] 2015: Number 1 WTA Doubles Ranking, Wimbledon and US Open Doubles Champion[edit]

Mirza attained the No.1 ranking in April and was seeded No.1 at the French Open
French Open
with Martina Hingis

Mirza began her 2015 season ranked No. 6 in the doubles rankings. She started a new partnership with then world No. 5 Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
from Chinese Taipei
Taipei
after Cara Black
Cara Black
decided to go for a limited 2015 season.[27] The pair started their season at the 2015 Brisbane International as the top seeds and reached the semi-finals losing out to 4th seeds Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
and Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
in the super tie-breaker after having won the first set. Mirza paired up with former partner and good friend American Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the Apia International and went on to win the tournament for her 23rd career title (5th with Mattek-Sands) beating the highly fancied 2nd seeds Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
and Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the quarters and top seeds Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
in the finals,[28] but lost in the second round at Melbourne. She also re-entered the Top 5 in the rankings. Mirza also reached the finals of Qatar Ladies Open
Qatar Ladies Open
2015 at Doha
Doha
alongside Hsieh. The pair lost to Americans Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears.[29] Mirza then ended her partnership with Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
and paired up with Swiss legend Martina Hingis.[30] The pair entered Indian Wells as the top seeds and went on to win the titles in their debut. They beat opponents including former world number ones Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
and Samantha Stosur. Hingis and Mirza didn't lose more than four games in any set. After cruising through the first set of the final, they fell behind in the second set but won the next four games to beat second seeds Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in straight sets. They also won the Miami masters event, again beating the same opponents.[31] Mirza jumped two places on the Ranking table to be ranked at her career best No. 3 in the Doubles Rankings.[32] The duo then entered the Miami Open and went to beat the same opponents in the finals making it their second title in as many tournaments. The pair did not lose a single set at the tournament, making the set score 20–0 for their newly formed partnership. Before reaching the finals at Miami the pair beat Elena Bogdan
Elena Bogdan
and Nicole Melichar, Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
and Alicja Rosolska, Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova, and 7th seeds Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
and Kristina Mladenovic.[33] They overcame Vesnina and Makarova in the finals in straight sets.[34] Mirza and Hingis won Family Circle Cup's double title in April 2015 defeating Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and Darija Jurak
Darija Jurak
and with the title win Mirza became the first Indian to be ranked world No. 1 in WTA's doubles rankings.[3] It was Mirza and Hingis' third successive title win and they have not lost as a single match since joining forces. "It's a dream for every kid to be No. 1 one day." Mirza said after her win. And on reaching No. 1 in Charleston she added "No tournament has been as special to me as the Family Circle Cup
Family Circle Cup
and no tournament will ever be as special to me, because I became No. 1 here."[35] They were routed in the first round at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. They reached the finals of Italian Open but lost to the team of Tímea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. They lost in the quarterfinals of French Open
French Open
to Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
and Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
where the duo were the top seeds. Mirza was also given the top seeding with her partner Bruno Soares
Bruno Soares
in the Mixed Doubles event. In spite of this, the pair lost in just 56 minutes against the unseeded Anna-Lena Grönefeld and Jean-Julien Rojer
Jean-Julien Rojer
in the first round.[36] For the grass court season, Mirza was seeded No. 1 in the Birmingham Premier level event and partnered with Casey Dellacqua. However, the team crashed out of the WTA Aegon Classic
Aegon Classic
following a straight set defeat in Birmingham
Birmingham
on 18 June 2015.[37] They lost to unseeded pair of Zheng Jie
Zheng Jie
and Chan Yung-jan
Chan Yung-jan
in the opening round.[37] Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
were beaten in the semi-finals at the WTA Aegon International doubles in Eastbourne. The top seeds lost to the fourth seeded French-Slovak combine of Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
and Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
in 81 minutes.[38]

Mirza won her maiden Women's Doubles Grand Slam with Hingis at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships

Mirza and Hingis won the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in three tough sets in the final. After splitting two very close sets against two-time Grand Slam champions Makarova and Vesnina, Hingis and Mirza – who were playing just their second Grand Slam together – fell behind in the third set were a game away from going out. But a fierce rally saw them draw level at 5-all, and after a half hour break for the Centre Court roof to be closed due to fading light, the No. 1-seeded Swiss-Indian duo came out stronger, breaking the No. 2-seeded Russians one last time and then serving it out for a gritty victory.[39] The win gave Mirza her first Grand Slam title in Women's Doubles and Hingis her tenth.[40] En route to the final the pair did not lose a single set against any of their opponents. In the opening two rounds the duo beat unseeded opponents, Zarina Diyas
Zarina Diyas
and Zheng Saisai
Zheng Saisai
and veteran Japanese-Italian combine of Kimiko Date-Krumm
Kimiko Date-Krumm
and Francesca Schiavone. 16th seeded Spaniard duo of Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
and Arantxa Parra Santonja beating them in the third round, 9th seeds Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in the quarter finals, and dominated 5th seeded Americans Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
and Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
(who beat them earlier) in the semi finals before finally overcoming Vesnina and Makarova in the marathon final. With the win Mirza and Hingis also regain the top spot in 2015 Road to Singapore Standings trading spots with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
and became the first team to qualify for WTA Finals.[41] The pair reached two consecutive finals at the Rogers Cup and Western & Southern Open losing out to Caroline Garcia, Katarina Srebotnik and Hao-Ching Chan, Yung-Jan Chan
Yung-Jan Chan
respectively. At the US Open the pair entered the tournament as the top seed and went on to win the title defeating Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
and Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
in the finals. They did not lose a set throughout the fortnight defeating seeded opponents Michaëlla Krajicek, Barbora Strýcová, Chan sisters Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta. This was the pair's second straight Grand Slam title after Wimbledon. Their undefeated run continued through the rest of the year with titles at Guangzhou
Guangzhou
International Women's Open and Premier Level Tournament 2015 Wuhan Open, and Premier Mandatory China
China
Open defeating Shilin Xu and Xiaodi You, Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina-Camelia Begu
and Monica Niculescu, Chan sisters again respectively.[42] The pair then entered 2015 WTA Finals as heavy favourites and the top seeds and lived up to the expectations as they did not lose a single set en route to the title at the Premier Event. This was Mirza's second straight title at the Finals and she remains undefeated at the year ending tournament. The pair of Hingis-Mirza topped their group and beat the Chan's in the semi-finals and Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
and Carla Suárez Navarro in the finals to win the title. The pair thus ended the year with a 22 match winning streak and Mirza secured the year ending No. 1 ranking and wrapped up her 2015 season with 10 WTA titles including two Grand Slams.[43] 2016: Australian Open
Australian Open
Champion, split with Hingis[edit]

Mirza at the 2016 US Open

Mirza and Hingis kicked off their 2016 WTA tour in Australia
Australia
by winning the tournaments in Brisbane and Sydney. In the Australian Open they were seeded first and won the Doubles title which is Mirza's third Grand Slam title. Mirza and Hingis then proceeded to the inaugural St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy and won the title there, defeating Dushevina/Krejčíková in the final. They next played at the Qatar Open, where they suffered a shock loss to Daria Kasatkina/Elena Vesnina. That loss ended Hingis and Mirza's 41 match winning streak. They then played the Indian Wells Masters, where they played their first tournament together, and surprisingly lost their 2nd round match against Vania King/Alla Kudryavtseva. At the Miami Open, Mirza and Hingis again lost in the 2nd round to Margarita Gasparyan
Margarita Gasparyan
and Monica Niculescu. After losing three out of last five matches, Mirza and Hingis took a break and did not play in the Charleston Open, where they were the defending champions. Mirza and Hingis started their clay season by reaching the finals of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix
and Mutua Madrid Open, where they eventually lost to Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
and Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
in both the tournaments. They, however, managed to reach and win their third consecutive clay final in Internazionali BNL d'Italia, by defeating Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
and Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the deciding tie-breaker. In August, Mirza and Hingis announced their mutual decision to split as a team, citing last few under-par performances. However, they would later together defend their WTA Finals title at Singapore. Mirza partnered with Barbora Strýcová
Barbora Strýcová
at the Cincinnati Masters
Cincinnati Masters
and won their debut tournament as a team, by defeating former partner, Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe. Next week, Mirza parterned with Monica Niculescu at the Connecticut Open as a one-off partnership and won the title by defeating Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
and Chuang Chia-jung. Mirza and Strýcová played at US Open and were ousted in the Quarter Finals by eventual runners up Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
and Kristina Mladenovic. Mirza teamed up with Hingis again for the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore, where she was the two-time defending champion. However, the team lost in the semifinals to Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
and Ekaterina Makarova. However, in spite of the loss Mirza finished as the Year end Number 1 for the second consecutive season. Olympics representation[edit]

Beijing
Beijing
2008 London 2012 Rio 2016

Playing style[edit] Mirza is an offensive baseliner with very powerful groundstroke and is known for setting up good attacks with the sheer velocity of her groundstrokes. Her main strength is her forehand, as well as her volleying skills.[44] Her power game has drawn comparisons to Romanian legend Ilie Năstase.[45] She is also a great returner of serve finding many return winners during matches. Mirza goes for winners, which means she goes for lots of angles.[46] Mirza has said that "There's no doubt that my forehand and backhand can match anyone, it's about the place that they're put in. I can hit the ball as hard as anyone can". "I'm not that fast on my feet", she added as her most evident weakness is her movement around the court, where Mirza usually struggles moving up and around the court. Mirza's second serve and relatively poor mobility are often quoted as her big weaknesses. But by 2012, a series of injuries had effectively ended her singles career.[47] Awards and recognition[edit]

Arjuna Award
Arjuna Award
(2004) WTA New Comer of the Year (2005) Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(2006)[48] Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
(2015)[49] Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(2016)

In the year 2014, the government of Telangana
Telangana
appointed Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
as the brand ambassador of the state. Telangana
Telangana
Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao congratulated Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
on her being awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
award [50] She was named in the Time magazine's 2016 list of 100 most influential people in the world.[11] Personal life[edit]

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
at the Global Peace Fashion Show, 2012

In 2009, Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
became engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza, a millionaire businessman. However the wedding was called off shortly after.[51][52][53][54] On 12 April 2010, she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India
India
followed by a Pakistani wedding customs for a mahr of ₹ 6.1 million (US$137,500).[55][56] Their Walima
Walima
ceremony was held in Lahore, Pakistan.[citation needed] The online attention the wedding received made Mirza the most searched woman tennis player and Indian sportsperson in 2010, according to Google Trends.[57] The wedding was controversial because Malik was accused by another woman of already being married to her and hence he could not marry Mirza without first divorcing her. Initially for many days, Malik refused to grant the divorce claiming he was never married and as this resulted in media attention, he finally divorced the woman.[58] Social contribution[edit] Currently, Mirza is the brand ambassador for the Indian state of Telangana.[59] Mirza has established a tennis academy in Hyderabad.[60] Former world No. 1s and multilple Grand Slam winners Cara Black
Cara Black
and Martina Navratilova have both visited the academy on different occasions.[61] Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
was announced as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia. She is the first South Asian Woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador in the organization's history.[62] Controversies[edit]

Mirza accused the All India
India
Tennis Association (AITA) of using her as 'bait' in Paes–Bhupathi 2012 Olympics controversy.

In 2006, some newspapers reported that Mirza declined to play doubles with Israeli tennis player Shahar Pe'er
Shahar Pe'er
for fear of protests from India's Muslim community.[63] However, she teamed up with Pe'er for the 2007 WTA Tour
WTA Tour
of Stanford, California. Sania Mirza, along with Sunitha Rao[64] were photographed violating the dress code at Beijing
Beijing
Olympic Opening Ceremony parade in 2008.[65] On 4 February 2008, Mirza said that she would stop appearing in tennis tournaments held in India, starting with the 2008 Bangalore Open
Bangalore Open
the following month, citing the series of controversies and upon advice by her manager.[66] But Mirza chose to participate at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
in Delhi. After both Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
refused to play in the men's doubles event at the 2012 Olympics with Leander Paes, Paes demanded that he be partnered with Mirza for the mixed doubles event. Mirza accused the All India
India
Tennis Association (AITA) of using her as 'bait' to keep Paes happy as she wanted to play with Bhupathi, with whom she has won 2 grand slams. In the end, Mirza was paired with Paes and the pair lost in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles.[67] Mirza was photographed without the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. In response, Mirza reaffirmed her loyalty to the land of her birth – "To see the national flag go up while standing on the podium is the proudest moment in an athlete's life and I will want to experience that for myself in London."[68] 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
Telangana
state's brand ambassador. The comment referred to Mirza's husband, Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
being a Pakistani cricketer.[69] Telangana
Telangana
chief minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
presented Mirza with INR 1 crore on two separate occasions while badminton player Saina Nehwal complained that she did not receive the prize money promised to her for winning the Olympics bronze medal.[70] However, the issue was immediately addressed by the government of Telangana.[71] Career statistics[edit] Main article: Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
career statistics Grand Slam finals[edit] Women's doubles: 4 (3–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2011 French Open Clay Elena Vesnina Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 4–6, 3–6

Winner 2015 Wimbledon Grass Martina Hingis Ekaterina Makarova Elena Vesnina 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 7–5

Winner 2015 US Open Hard Martina Hingis Casey Dellacqua Yaroslava Shvedova 6–3, 6–3

Winner 2016 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 7–6(7–1), 6–3

Mixed doubles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 2008 Australian Open Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sun Tiantian Nenad Zimonjić 6–7(4–7), 4–6

Winner 2009 Australian Open Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Nathalie Dechy Andy Ram 6–3, 6–1

Winner 2012 French Open Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Klaudia Jans-Ignacik Santiago González 7–6(7–3), 6–1

Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard Horia Tecău Kristina Mladenovic Daniel Nestor 3–6, 2–6

Winner 2014 US Open Hard Bruno Soares Abigail Spears Santiago González 6–1, 2–6, [11–9]

Runner-up 2016 French Open Clay Ivan Dodig Martina Hingis Leander Paes 6–4, 4–6, [8–10]

Runner-up 2017 Australian Open
Australian Open
(3) Hard Ivan Dodig Abigail Spears Juan Sebastián Cabal 2–6, 4–6

Girls' doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 2003 Wimbledon Grass Alisa Kleybanova Kateřina Böhmová Michaëlla Krajicek 2–6, 6–3, 6–2

Autobiography[edit] Main article: Ace Against Odds In July 2016, Mirza published an autobiography titled "Ace Against Odds" chronicling her journey to the top. In addition to her journey, the book also lists some of her memorable encounters on and off the court. And the people and relationships that have contributed to her growth as a person and a sportsperson. See also[edit]

Muslim women in sport

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and I would have made a good team too, says tennis legend Martina Navratilova". Firstpost. Retrieved 6 August 2015.  ^ " Sania Mirza
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announced as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia". headQuarters.  ^ " Sania Mirza
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Indian tennis star refuses to play with Israeli". 2006. Retrieved 27 April 2007.  ^ "Slipshod India
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brand ambassador: BJP". 7 September 2014.  ^ " Sania Mirza
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government". mid-day. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2015.  ^ "TheOtherSide : KTR responds to Saina Nehwal's unpaid prize money". 

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Awards and achievements

Preceded by Tatiana Golovin WTA Newcomer of the Year 2005 Succeeded by Agnieszka Radwańska

Preceded by Sara Errani
Sara Errani
& Roberta Vinci WTA Doubles Team of the Year (with Martina Hingis) 2015 Succeeded by Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic

Preceded by Sara Errani
Sara Errani
& Roberta Vinci ITF Doubles World Champion (with Martina Hingis) 2015 Succeeded by Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic

Preceded by Ronjan Sodhi Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2015 Succeeded by P. V. Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai, and Sakshi Malik

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Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
awardees

1991–2000

Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand
(1991–92) Geet Sethi (1992–93) Homi Motivala and Pushpendra Kumar Garg (1993–94) Karnam Malleswari
Karnam Malleswari
(1994–95) Kunjarani Devi (1995–96) Leander Paes
Leander Paes
(1996–97) Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
(1997–98) Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (1998–99) Dhanraj Pillay (1999–2000) Pullela Gopichand (2000–01)

2001–2010

Abhinav Bindra
Abhinav Bindra
(2001) K. M. Beenamol and Anjali Bhagwat (2002) Anju Bobby George
Anju Bobby George
(2003) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
(2004) Pankaj Advani
Pankaj Advani
(2005) Manavjit Singh Sandhu (2006) MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
(2007) No award (2008) Mary Kom, Vijender Singh, and Sushil Kumar (2009) Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal
(2010)

2011–present

Gagan Narang
Gagan Narang
(2011) Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt (2012) Ronjan Sodhi
Ronjan Sodhi
(2013) No award (2014) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(2015) P. V. Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Jitu Rai, and Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik
(2016) Devendra Jhajharia and Sardara Singh
Sardara Singh
(2017)

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Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
award recipients (2010–19)

2010

Satya Paul Agarwal Mohammad Amin Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay M. S. Banga Anil Bordia Bipan Chandra B. K. Chaturvedi Sant Singh Chatwal G. P. Chopra Tan Chung Madhusudan Dhaky P. R. Dubhashi Puttaraj Gawai Belle Monappa Hegde Ilaiyaraaja Jagdish Chandra Kapur Shrinivas Khale Aamir Khan Sultan Khan Ram Kumar Kumudini Lakhia Kuzhur Narayana Marar Chhannulal Mishra Eledath Thaikkattu Narayanan Mooss C. P. Krishnan Nair S. P. Oswal Akbar Padamsee Ramakanta Panda Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Arogyaswami Paulraj A. R. Rahman Moosa Raza Mallika Sarabhai Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana Abhijit Sen Satya Vrat Shastri Noshir M. Shroff Kushal Pal Singh Bikash Sinha Balagangadharanatha Swamiji Narayanan Vaghul P. K. Warrier Fareed Zakaria

2011

S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Rajashree Birla M. N. Buch C. V. Chandrasekhar Ajai Chowdhry Yogesh Chander Deveshwar Satyadev Dubey T. J. S. George Shankha Ghosh Kris Gopalakrishnan Keki Byramjee Grant Shashi Kapoor Krishen Khanna Khayyam Chanda Kochhar Dwijen Mukhopadhyay Madavoor Vasudevan Nair Ramdas Pai Dashrath Patel Rajendra Singh Pawar Suryanarayanan Ramachandran Shobhana Ranade Gunupati Venkata Krishna Reddy Kallam Anji Reddy Waheeda Rehman Shyam Saran Analjit Singh Arpita Singh Surendra Singh R. K. Srikantan Raghavan Thirumulpad

2012

Suresh H. Advani Shabana Azmi Homi K. Bhabha Shashikumar Chitre Khaled Choudhury Jatin Das Vidya Dehejia Dharmendra S. N. Goenka M. S. Gopalakrishnan T. V. Gopalakrishnan Buddhadev Das Gupta Sunil Janah Anish Kapoor S. B. Mujumdar B. Muthuraman Mira Nair Arvind Panagariya José Pereira Mata Prasad M. S. Raghunathan P. Chandrasekhara Rao Ronen Sen Devi Shetty M. V. Subbiah N. Vittal N. H. Wadia George Yeo

2013

Satya N. Atluri Maharaj Kishan Bhan Jaspal Bhatti Rahul Dravid Adi Godrej Abdul Rashid Khan Rajesh Khanna Mary Kom Nandkishore Shamrao Laud Mangesh Padgaonkar Hemendra Singh Panwar Jogesh Pati Shivajirao Girdhar Patil A. Sivathanu Pillai D. Ramanaidu Kanak Rele V. K. Saraswat Ashoke Sen Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak B. N. Suresh Sharmila Tagore Ramamurthy Thyagarajan Saroja Vaidyanathan

2014

Anisuzzaman Mrityunjay Athreya Padmanabhan Balaram Dalveer Bhandari Ruskin Bond Anita Desai Pullela Gopichand Kamal Haasan Jyeshtharaj Joshi V. N. Kaul Neelam Kler M. Mahadevappa Leander Paes K. Radhakrishnan Anumolu Ramakrishna Thirumalachari Ramasami Lloyd Rudolph Susanne Hoeber Rudolph Vinod Prakash Sharma Ghulam Mohammed Sheikh Parveen Sultana Dhirubhai Thaker Vairamuthu J. S. Verma T. H. Vinayakram

2015

Jahnu Barua Manjul Bhargava Vijay P. Bhatkar Swapan Dasgupta David Frawley Bill Gates Melinda Gates Swami Satyamitranand N. Gopalaswami Subhash C. Kashyap Gokulotsavji Maharaj Saichiro Misumi Ambrish Mithal Sudha Ragunathan Harish Salve Ashok Seth Rajat Sharma Satpal Singh Shivakumara Swami Khadg Singh Valdiya

2016

Ravindra Chandra Bhargava Robert Blackwill Hafeez Contractor Indu Jain Heisnam Kanhailal Anupam Kher Sania Mirza Pallonji Mistry Udit Narayan Saina Nehwal Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad Vinod Rai N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya A. V. Rama Rao D. Nageshwar Reddy Dayananda Saraswati Barjinder Singh Hamdard Ram V. Sutar Tejomayananda

2017

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt Deviprasad Dwivedi Ratnasundarsuri Niranjanananda Saraswati Cho Ramaswamy Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Tehemton Erach Udwadia

2018

Pankaj Advani Philipose Mar Chrysostom Mahendra Singh Dhoni Alexander Kadakin Ramachandran Nagaswamy Laxman Pai Arvind Parikh Sharda Sinha

# Posthumous conferral

1954–1959 1960–1969 1970–1979 1980–1989 1990–1999 2000–2009 2010–2019

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Wimbledon (Open Era) girls' doubles champions

1982 Penny Barg / Beth Herr 1983 Patty Fendick / Patricia Hy-Boulais 1984 Caroline Kuhlman / Stephanie Rehe 1985 Louise Field / Janine Thompson 1986 Michelle Jaggard / Lisa O’Neill 1987 Natalia Medvedeva / Natalia Zvereva 1988 Jo-Anne Faull / Rachel McQuillan 1989 Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
/ Meredith McGrath 1990 Karina Habšudová / Andrea Strnadová 1991 Catherine Barclay / Limor Zaltz 1992 Marja Avotins / Lisa McShea 1993 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber 1994 Nannie de Villiers / Lizzie Jelfs 1995 Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Aleksandra Olsza 1996 Olga Barabanschikova / Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Irina Selyutina 1998 Eva Dyrberg / Jelena Kostanić 1999 Dája Bedáňová / María Emilia Salerni 2000 Ioana Gaspar / Tatiana Perebiynis 2001 Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Ashley Harkleroad 2002 Elke Clijsters / Barbora Strýcová 2003 Alisa Kleybanova
Alisa Kleybanova
/ Sania Mirza 2004 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Olga Govortsova 2005 Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Ágnes Szávay 2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
/ Alisa Kleybanova 2007 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
/ Urszula Radwańska 2008 Jessica Moore / Polona Hercog 2009 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
/ Sally Peers 2010 Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Sloane Stephens 2011 Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
/ Grace Min 2012 Eugenie Bouchard
Eugenie Bouchard
/ Taylor Townsend 2013 Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
/ Kateřina Siniaková 2014 Tami Grende / Ye Qiuyu 2015 Dalma Gálfi
Dalma Gálfi
/ Fanny Stollár 2016 Usue Maitane Arconada
Usue Maitane Arconada
/ Claire Liu 2017 Olga Danilović / Kaja Juvan

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Wimbledon (Open Era) ladies' doubles champions

(1968) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1971) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1972) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1974) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Ann Kiyomura / Kazuko Sawamatsu (1976) Chris Evert
Chris Evert
/ Martina Navratilova (1977) Helen Gourlay Cawley / JoAnne Russell (1978) Kerry Melville Reid / Wendy Turnbull (1979) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1980) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1981) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Kathy Jordan / Elizabeth Sayers Smylie (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
/ Helena Suková (1988) Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
/ Gabriela Sabatini (1989) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Natalia Zvereva (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Helena Suková (1997) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natasha Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Corina Morariu (2000) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2003) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Ai Sugiyama (2004) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Rennae Stubbs (2005) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Vania King
Vania King
/ Yaroslava Shvedova (2011) Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
/ Katarina Srebotnik (2012) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2013) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
/ Peng Shuai (2014) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2017) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina

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Australian Open
Australian Open
women's doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
/ Margaret Court (1972) Kerry Harris / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1975) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Peggy Michel (1976) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Jan)) Dianne Fromholtz
Dianne Fromholtz
Balestrat / Helen Gourlay Cawley (1977 (Dec)) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Helen Gourlay Cawley & Mona Schallau Guerrant / Kerry Melville Reid (1978) Betsy Nagelsen / Renáta Tomanová (1979) Judy Connor Chaloner / Diane Evers
Diane Evers
Brown (1980) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betsy Nagelsen (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1990) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Helena Suková (1991) Patty Fendick / Mary Joe Fernández (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1997) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Natalia Zvereva (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mirjana Lučić (1999) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2000) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2001) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2002) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2003) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Alicia Molik (2006) Yan Zi / Zheng Jie (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Alona Bondarenko
Alona Bondarenko
/ Kateryna Bondarenko (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2011) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Flavia Pennetta (2012) Svetlana Kuznetsova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
/ Vera Zvonareva (2013) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2014) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2017) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová (2018) Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Kristina Mladenovic

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Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen
& Ann Haydon-Jones
Ann Haydon-Jones
/ Fred Stolle (1987) Zina Garrison
Zina Garrison
/ Sherwood Stewart (1988) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1989) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1990) Natalia Zvereva / Jim Pugh (1991) Jo Durie
Jo Durie
/ Jeremy Bates (1992) Nicole Provis / Mark Woodforde (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Todd Woodbridge (1994) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Andrei Olhovskiy (1995) Natalia Zvereva / Rick Leach (1996) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Mark Woodforde (1997) Manon Bollegraf / Rick Leach (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams (2000) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
/ Jared Palmer (2001) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ellis Ferreira (2002) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Kevin Ullyett (2003) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Leander Paes (2004) Elena Bovina / Nenad Zimonjić (2005) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
/ Scott Draper (2006) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2007) Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Likhovtseva
/ Daniel Nestor (2008) Tiantian Sun / Nenad Zimonjić (2009) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2010) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Leander Paes (2011) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Daniel Nestor (2012) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Horia Tecău (2013) Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
/ Matthew Ebden (2014) Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
/ Daniel Nestor (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2016) Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
/ Bruno Soares (2017) Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
/ Juan Sebastián Cabal (2018) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Mate Pavić

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French Open
French Open
mixed doubles champions

1968–1970

(1968) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1970) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Bob Hewitt

1971–1980

(1971) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1972) Evonne Goolagong
Evonne Goolagong
Cawley / Kim Warwick (1973) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Jean-Claude Barclay (1974) Martina Navrátilová / Iván Molina (1975) Fiorella Bonicelli / Thomas Koch (1976) Ilana Kloss
Ilana Kloss
/ Kim Warwick (1977) Mary Carillo / John McEnroe (1978) Renáta Tomanová / Pavel Složil (1979) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ Bob Hewitt (1980) Anne Smith / Billy Martin

1981–1990

(1981) Andrea Jaeger / Jimmy Arias (1982) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ John Lloyd (1983) Barbara Jordan / Eliot Teltscher (1984) Anne Smith / Dick Stockton (1985) Martina Navrátilová / Heinz Günthardt (1986) Kathy Jordan / Ken Flach (1987) Pam Shriver / Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Vicario (1988) Lori McNeil / Jorge Lozano (1989) Manon Bollegraf / Tom Nijssen (1990) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Jorge Lozano

1991–2000

(1991) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
/ Cyril Suk (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Mark Woodforde (1993) Eugenia Maniokova / Andrei Olhovskiy (1994) Kristie Boogert
Kristie Boogert
/ Menno Oosting (1995) Larisa Neiland / Todd Woodbridge (1996) Patricia Tarabini / Javier Frana (1997) Rika Hiraki / Mahesh Bhupathi (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Piet Norval (2000) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams

2001–2010

(2001) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Tomas Carbonell (2002) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Wayne Black (2003) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Mike Bryan (2004) Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
/ Richard Gasquet (2005) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Fabrice Santoro (2006) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Andy Ram (2008) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Bob Bryan (2009) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Bob Bryan (2010) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Nenad Zimonjić

2011–present

(2011) Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
/ Scott Lipsky (2012) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2013) Lucie Hradecká
Lucie Hradecká
/ František Čermák (2014) Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
/ Jean-Julien Rojer (2015) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Mike Bryan (2016) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2017) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Rohan Bopanna

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US Open women's doubles champions

(1968) Maria Bueno
Maria Bueno
/ Margaret Court (1969) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Darlene Hard (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Judy Tegart Dalton (1971) Rosemary Casals / Judy Tegart Dalton (1972) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Betty Stöve (1973) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1974) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1975) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1976) Delina Boshoff / Ilana Kloss (1977) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betty Stöve (1978) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1979) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Wendy Turnbull (1980) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1981) Kathy Jordan / Anne Smith (1982) Rosemary Casals / Wendy Turnbull (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
/ Helena Suková (1986) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Robin White (1989) Hana Mandlíková
Hana Mandlíková
/ Martina Navratilova (1990) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Martina Navratilova (1991) Pam Shriver / Natalia Zvereva (1992) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1994) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1995) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1996) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1997) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Jana Novotná (1998) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jana Novotná (1999) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2000) Julie Halard-Decugis / Ai Sugiyama (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2003) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2004) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2005) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2006) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Vera Zvonareva (2007) Nathalie Dechy
Nathalie Dechy
/ Dinara Safina (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2009) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Venus Williams (2010) Vania King
Vania King
/ Yaroslava Shvedova (2011) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Lisa Raymond (2012) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
/ Roberta Vinci (2013) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Lucie Hradecká (2014) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Lucie Šafářová

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US Open mixed doubles champions

(1968) Mary Ann Eisel / Peter Curtis (1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1970) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1971) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson (1972) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen (1973) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Owen Davidson (1974) Pam Teeguarden / Geoff Masters (1975) Rosemary Casals / Dick Stockton (1976) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Phil Dent (1977) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Frew McMillan (1978) Betty Stöve
Betty Stöve
/ Frew McMillan (1979) Greer Stevens / Bob Hewitt (1980) Wendy Turnbull
Wendy Turnbull
/ Marty Riessen (1981) Anne Smith / Kevin Curren (1982) Anne Smith / Kevin Curren (1983) Elizabeth Sayers Smylie / John Fitzgerald (1984) Manuela Maleeva
Manuela Maleeva
/ Tom Gullikson (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Heinz Günthardt (1986) Raffaella Reggi
Raffaella Reggi
/ Sergio Casal (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sánchez
Vicario (1988) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1989) Robin White / Shelby Cannon (1990) Elizabeth Sayers Smylie / Todd Woodbridge (1991) Manon Bollegraf / Tom Nijssen (1992) Nicole Provis / Mark Woodforde (1993) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
/ Todd Woodbridge (1994) Elna Reinach / Patrick Galbraith (1995) Meredith McGrath / Matt Lucena (1996) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Patrick Galbraith (1997) Manon Bollegraf / Rick Leach (1998) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
/ Max Mirnyi (1999) Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2000) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Jared Palmer (2001) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
/ Todd Woodbridge (2002) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Mike Bryan (2003) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Bob Bryan (2004) Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
/ Bob Bryan (2005) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2006) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Bob Bryan (2007) Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Max Mirnyi (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Leander Paes (2009) Carly Gullickson
Carly Gullickson
/ Travis Parrott (2010) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Bob Bryan (2011) Melanie Oudin
Melanie Oudin
/ Jack Sock (2012) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Bruno Soares (2013) Andrea Hlaváčková
Andrea Hlaváčková
/ Max Mirnyi (2014) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Bruno Soares (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2016) Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund
/ Mate Pavić (2017) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Jamie Murray

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WTA Year-end championships winners doubles

(1972) not held (1973) Rosemary Casals / Margaret Court (1974) Rosemary Casals / Billie Jean King (1975) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Virginia Wade (1976) not held (1977) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Betty Stöve (1978) not held (1979) Françoise Dürr
Françoise Dürr
/ Betty Stöve (1980) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Martina Navratilova (1981) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1982) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1983) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1984) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1985) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1986 (1)) Hana Mandlíková
Hana Mandlíková
/ Wendy Turnbull (1986 (2)) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1987) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1988) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1989) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1990) Kathy Jordan / Elizabeth Smylie (1991) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Pam Shriver (1992) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Helena Suková (1993) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natalia Zvereva (1994) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
/ Natasha Zvereva (1995) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1996) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Mary Joe Fernández (1997) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Jana Novotná (1998) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Natasha Zvereva (1999) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2000) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Anna Kournikova (2001) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Rennae Stubbs (2002) Elena Dementieva
Elena Dementieva
/ Janette Husárová (2003) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
/ Paola Suárez (2004) Nadia Petrova
Nadia Petrova
/ Meghann Shaughnessy (2005) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2006) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
/ Samantha Stosur (2007) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2008) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Liezel Huber (2009) Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives
/ María José Martínez Sánchez (2010) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Flavia Pennetta (2011) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
/ Lisa Raymond (2012) Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
/ Nadia Petrova (2013) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
/ Peng Shuai (2014) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Sania Mirza (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Sania Mirza (2016) Ekaterina Makarova
Ekaterina Makarova
/ Elena Vesnina (2017) Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Andrea Hlaváčková

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Women's Tennis Association
Women's Tennis Association
(WTA) world No. 1 doubles players

Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
(1984/1990 – 237 w) Pam Shriver (1985/1986 – 48 w) Helena Suková
Helena Suková
(1990/1993 – 68 w) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
(1990/1999 – 67 w) Gigi Fernández
Gigi Fernández
(1991/1995 – 80 w) Natasha Zvereva
Natasha Zvereva
(1991/1999 – 124 w) Larisa Neiland (1992 – 4 w) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
(1992/1997 – 111 w) Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
(1997/2000 – 32 w) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
(1998/2018 – 90 w) Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova
(1999/2000 – 10 w) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
(2000 – 7 w) Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
(2000/2012 – 137 w) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
(2000 – 3 w) Julie Halard-Decugis (2000 – 14 w) Ai Sugiyama
Ai Sugiyama
(2000/2003 – 45 w) Paola Suárez
Paola Suárez
(2002/2004 – 87 w) Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
(2003 – 4 w) Virginia Ruano Pascual
Virginia Ruano Pascual
(2003/2005 – 65 w) Cara Black
Cara Black
(2005/2010 – 163 w) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
(2006/2007 – 61 w) Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
(2007/2012 – 199 w) Serena Williams
Serena Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
(2010 – 8 w) Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
(2010/2011 – 24 w) Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
(2011 – 18 w) Květa Peschke
Květa Peschke
(2011 – 10 w) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
(2011 – 10 w) Sara Errani
Sara Errani
(2012/2015 – 87 w) Roberta Vinci
Roberta Vinci
(2012/2015 – 110 w) Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
(2014 – 20 w) Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
(2014 – 5 w) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(2015/2017 – 91 w) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(2017 – 32 w) Lucie Šafářová
Lucie Šafářová
(2017 – 6 w) Latisha Chan
Latisha Chan
(2017/2018 – 24 w)

WTA rankings incepted on September 4, 1984 (year first held/year last held – number of weeks (w)) current No. 1 in bold, as of week of April 2, 2018[update]

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Women's Tennis Association: Top ten female doubles tennis players of countries in the Asian Tennis Federation, as of 2 October 2017

1. Latisha Chan
Latisha Chan
(2 1) 2. Peng Shuai
Peng Shuai
(8 1) 3. Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
(9 1) 4. Chan Hao-ching
Chan Hao-ching
(14 3) 5. Xu Yifan
Xu Yifan
(19 )

6. Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Shvedova
(26 2) 7. Yang Zhaoxuan
Yang Zhaoxuan
(30 8) 8. Shuko Aoyama
Shuko Aoyama
(31 8) 9. Hsieh Su-wei
Hsieh Su-wei
(38 1) 10.

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