Sania Mirza Wins 2017 Brisbane International Women’S Doubles Title (Download PDF)

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title. She ended up losing the World No 1 crown to her partner. Sania will go back to pairing with Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova in Sydney next week.

Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Highlights

  • The top-seeded Indo-American duo scored 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final of the tournament.
  • In 2016, the women’s doubles trophy was won by Sania Mirza and Swiss Martina Hingis.
  • The Brisbane International is a professional tennis tournament.
  • The tournament is held annually in January at the Queensland Tennis Centre.

About Sania Mirza

  • She is an Indian professional tennis player.
  • Her main strength is her forehand, as well as her volleying skills.
  • Born: November 15, 1986 (age 30), Mumbai
  • Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • She was named in Time magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  • 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.
  • Mirza received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the MGR Educational and Research Institute University in Chennai.
  • Mirza is the brand ambassador for the Indian state of Telangana.

Awards and Recognition

  •     Arjuna Award (2004)
  •     WTA New Comer of the Year (2005)
  •     Padma Shri (2006)
  •     Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2015)
  •     Padma Bhushan (2016)
Sania Mirza Awards and Recognition

Sania Mirza Awards and Recognition

Sania Mirza Awards and Recognition

- Published/Last Modified on: January 8, 2017

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