Wednesday, August 1, 2007

About Sania Mirza





"I feel in matches like this, what is most important is that you focus on yourself, put in 200 per cent and play the match of your life," Sania said. But the 18-year-old Mirza, who got a wild card entry into the Australian Open in Melbourne, lost to Williams 1-6,4-6 in the third round. Williams took just 56 minutes to defeat Mirza and sail into the fourth round.

Playing the biggest match of her life, Mirza made little impact on Williams in the early stages of the game.

But the teenager showed more confidence in the second set and engaged the seventh-seeded Williams in some well contested rallies.

Mirza, a junior Wimbledon doubles title winner, became the first Indian woman to reach the third round of a grand slam tennis event when she beat Hungarian Petra Mandula on Wednesday.

"I'm really excited. I was confident but I didn't think it was going to be that easy," Mirza said after her second round win.

"My aim was to win a round here. When I did that I was so relieved, there was no pressure."

Tennis is not a particularly popular sport in India, but a number of Indians watched the live telecast of the match between Mirza and Williams.

:: PROFILE ::

Birth Date: 15 Nov 1986
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Residence: Hydrabad, India
Nationality: INDIA
Height: 1.68m
Weight: 54kg
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Hard
Coach: Cak Bhupathi
Age Began Tennis: 6
Personal Interests: Swimming, Music
Ambition: To be in the Top 20 of the World.
Favourite player: Steffi Graf.
Sponsored by: G.V.K. Group of Industries, Adidas and Head.
Represented India at the 2002 Junior Fed Cup.

:: Rankings (ITF) ::

Current Singles Ranking: 32
Highest Singles Ranking: 10 (21 Apr 2003)
Current Doubles Ranking: 2
Highest Doubles Ranking: 1 (06 Oct 2003)
Year End Rankings
Singles: 2002 - 31, 2001 - 29, 2000 - 131, 1999 - 453=
Doubles: 2002 - 21, 2001 - 47, 2000 - 233, 1999 - 590=

:: Highest Ranking ::

2003 # 1 ITF G18 Dbles
2003 # 10 ITF G18 Sgles
2004 # 20 ITF G18
2003 # 1 IND Sgles
2003 # 1 IND Dbles
2002 # 27 ITF Sgles
2002 # 20 ITF Dbles
2002 # 1 IND Sgles
2002 # 1 IND Dbles
2001 # 27 ITF Sgles
2001 # 49 ITF Dbles
2000 # 745 ETA Sgles

:: Tournament History ::

Aug 2003 G18 Dbles Finalist (with Anna Tchakvetadze RUS), Canadian Open, Repentigny, CAN, ITF G1

Jun 2003 G18 Dbles Champion (with Alisa Kleybanova RUS), Wimbledon, London, GBR, ITF GA

Jun 2003 G18 Dbles Quarterfinalist (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), Gerry Weber Open, Halle, GER, ITF G4

Jun 2003 G18 Dbles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), 11th Frankfurt Int'l, GER, ITF G1

Jun 2003 G18 Dbles Semifinalist (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), French Open, Roland Garros, FRA, ITF GA

May 2003 G18 Dbles Quarterfinalist (with Beier Ko CAN), 39th Astrid Bowl, BEL, ITF G1

Apr 2003 G18 Dbles Winner (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), Shuzo Challenge Japan Open, Nagoya, JPN, ITF G1

Apr 2003 G18 Sgles Quarterfinalist, Shuzo Challenge Japan Open, Nagoya, JPN, ITF G1

Apr 2003 G18 Sgles Winner, 14th Mitsubishi Lancer, Manila, PHI, ITF G1

Apr 2003 G18 Dbles Semifinalist (with Yung-Jan Chan TPE), 14th Mitsubishi Lancer, Manila, PHI, ITF G1

Dec 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with Isha Lakhani IND), Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships, ITF GB2

Sep 2002 16U Team India (with Ankita Bhambri & Kartiki Bhat), Junior Fed Cup

Sep 2002 Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Isha Lakhani IND) US Open, USA, ITF Grade A

Aug 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Tarryn Terblanche RSA), South/Central Africa Circuit, Botswana, ITF G3

Jul 2002 Doubles Finalist, Smash Tennis EGY, ITG G3

Jul 2002 Singles Winner & Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND), Pretoria University, ITF G2

Jul 2002 Doubles Winner (with Isha Lakhani IND), PIC Pretoria, ITF G2

May 2002 Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Micaela Moran ARG), Villach Cup Austria, ITF G2

Apr 2002 Doubles Finalist (with Lara Giltinana AUS) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Chinese Taipei
Jo Jo Int'l, ITF G3

Apr 2002 Singles Qtrfinalist, Mitsubishi Lancer, PHI, ITF G2

Jan 2002 Doubles Winner (with Linda Smolenakova SVK) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Victorian Champs., AUS, ITF G2

Dec 2001 Doubles Semifinalist (with Sanaa Bhambri IND), Asian Closed, ITF G B2

Oct 2001 Singles & Doubles Finalist, Hong Kong Open, ITF G2

Oct 2001 Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Hanna Nooni SWE) & Singles rd of 16, Osaka Mayor's Cup, Japan, ITF Grade A

Aug 2001 Singles & Doubles Semifinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND) KawZulu Natal, ITF G1

Aug 2001 Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND), Dolphen Coast, ITF G2

Jul 2001 Doubles Winner (with Wana Mrazovic YUG) & Singles Finalist, Smash Tennis Int'l G4

Jul 2001 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND), Movenpick Int'l G3

Apr 2001 Singles Semifinalist, Mitsubishi Lancer Int'l G2

Mar 2001 Singles Qtrfinalist, Mali Milk Cup, 21st Thailand Open G2

Mar 2001 Singles Qtrfinalist, Malaysian Int'l G3

Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND), Bangladesh Int'l G3

Feb 2001 Singles & Doubles Semifinalist (with Maya Rosa INA), Rajshahi Int'l G4

Feb 2001 Singles Winner & Doubles Finalist (with May Rosa INA), India ITF Junior Circuit III - Calcutta G4

Jan 2001 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND), Indian ITF Junior 11 - Chandigarh G4

Jan 2001 Doubles Winner (with Sasha Abraham IND) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Indian ITF Junior I - New Delhi G4

Nov 2000 Doubles Semifinalist (with Leila Cehajic CAN), T-Bar Int'l, ITF G5

Nov 2000 Doubles Semifinalist (with Sasha Abraham IND) & Singles Qtrfinalist, Malaysia Int'l 2 G4

Oct 2000 Singles & Doubles Winner (with Zahra Omer Khan PAK), Pakistan Int'l Junior
Championships G5

Sep 2000 Singles Winner & Doubles Semifinalist (with Reddhina Parekh IND), Indian ITF -
Mumbai G4

Sep 2000 Singles & Doubles Semifinalist (with Priyanka Parekh IND), Indian ITF Junior -Chennai G5

Aug 2000 Singles Semifinalist, Int'l Youth Tennis G4

Feb 2000 Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Anete Rozkalne LAT), Bangladesh Int'l , ITF G3

Jan 2000 Singles Qtrfinalist, Indian ITF I - New Delhi G4

Jan 2000 Singles Finalist & Doubles Qtrfinalist (with Nichala Reddy Boda IND), Int'l, Sri Lanka G4

Nov 1999 Singles Qtrfinalist, India ITF Junior Circuit III Grade 5

Nov 1999 Doubles Winner (with Nida Waseem PAK) & Singles Finalist, Pakistan Int'l G5

1 comment:

adidasi said...

i see here and i like it
good player and i think gonne be no 1

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