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Sania Mirza

Tennis, Resilience, Diversity

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Sania Mirza is an Indian former professional tennis player. A former doubles world No. 1, she won six major titles – three in women's doubles and three in mixed doubles. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as the No. 1 Indian in singles"

- Winner of 6 Grand Slam Doubles titles 
- World #1 Doubles Player by WTA Rankings multiple times
- Longest Women’s Doubles Winning Streak of 44 matches with Martina Hingis. (Next highest is 28)
- First Indian Woman to win a Grand Slam
- First Indian Woman to be World No. 1 in any sport

Sania speaks from the heart and has never been afraid to go up against established Societal Norms nor fight against Prejudices. She emerged from the conservative city of Hyderabad to become an Iconic figure in Indian Sports. Her success in Elite Sports is as important as her fight against Gender and other Societal biases. She has fought and triumphed against all these and her story is as much about Sporting Success as it is about the Rise of the Modern Indian Woman in the workplace. She spends her time between Dubai and her hometown of Hyderabad and remains one of the most stories sports personalities in India, hugely popular and a well recognised icon of Indian sport.

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