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Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 March 2020 10:02 AM GMT

* Sania Mirza first held a Tennis racquet at the age of 6

* She started training under her father at the age of 12

* She won the Wimbledon Junior Championship in 2003

* She is the first Indian woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title

* Initially, a leading sports brand sponsored her training

* She began her career as a singles player but switched to doubles later on

* She is the first Indian woman Tennis player to earn more than US $1 million

* She was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2004

* Sania is the first Indian woman to win a Women’s Doubles Grand Slam

* Sania is married to Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik

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