After talking about Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi it is now time to talk about the first female sports star from India in the modern times and that being the tennis legend Sania Mirza who has said she will retire after this season and what a phenomenal career she has had starting from 2003 and playing for 19 years and bringing so much glory to India. She has been a role model for so many young female sportspersons from across various fields. We will talk about her records below.
Sania Mirza is one of the most famous tennis stars in India and she has won a total of 8 doubles Grand Slam titles and she has completed the career Slam as by winning 1 Grand Slam in all the 4 tournaments. She has a great singles record as well which is 271-161 which gives her a win % of 62.7%. And ub the doubles she has a record of 500-220 which gives her a good win % of 69.4%>. She has a career prize money of $6,963,060. Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Performances of Sania Mirza.
2009 Australian Open Mixed Doubles Final
This was the 1st out of the 8 Doubles Grand Slam titles and this was with her Indian teammate Mahesh Bhupathi and they became the first mixed doubles Indian pair to win a Grand Slam title. Their opponents were Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram and Sania and Mahesh won the final in straight sets by 6-3 and 6:1 and this was the start of the Grand Slam journey of Sania Mirza. Such a dominant performance in a Grand Slam final is special.
2012 French Open Mixed Doubles Final
Her first French Open title was in 2012 and yet again it was with Mahesh Bhupathi that she won this title as well so it goes to show that these two were one of the best mixed doubles pairs in the world. They faced off against Klaudia Jans- Ignacim and Santigo Gonzalez and in the 1at set it was 6-6 going into a tie break which Sania and Mahesh won and the set 7-6. Then in the 2nd set it was easy pickings as they crushed their opponents 6-1 and won the 2012 French Open title.
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2015 Wimbledon Women’s Doubles Final
Yet another Indian Grand Slam winner and yet Another Time Martina Hingis was the partner beside the Indian to win a Grand Slam abs this match was one of the toughest in the career of Sania Mirza as she had to go almost 2 hours and win the title in a close 3 setter against Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina and Sania and Martina lost the 1st set 7-5 and then to come back and win the 2nd set in a tie break 7-6 and finally win the deciding set 7-5 showed so much character, determination and resilience of both Sania and Martina and this is undoubtedly one I’d the best performances of Sania Mirza.
2015 US Open Women’s Doubles Final
After winning the Wimbledon title in 2015, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis went to the US Open as one of the favorites and they did not disappoint as they won the doubles final here as well making it back to back for the pair and this time they convincingly beat their opponents Casey Dellacqua in straight sets 6-3 and 6-3 thus rounding off a great couple of months for Sania Mirza.
2016 Australian Open Women’s Doubles Final
This is an extraordinary achievement by Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis as not only did they win the last 2 Grand Slam titles in 2015 but they made it a hat trick of titles by winning the 2016 Australian Open aa well making then one of the most successful duos in history. The were dominant in the final as well by beating their opponents Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka by 7-6 in the 1st set after a tie break and in the 2nd set they won 6-3. This is an extraordinary run of 3 back to back Grand Slam titles.
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