One of India’s first prominent women tennis players in the Slam era, Sania Mirza has had a great deal of influence on the growing interest in tennis among the country’s youth, especially girls.
Playing tennis since she was six-years-old, Sania started turned professional in 2003. In the same year, she won the Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title – marking a blazing entry into the sport. In fact, in 2005, Time magazine named her as one of the 50 Heroes of Asia.
On her birthday, we list some key achievements of Sania’s public life and career that make her an inspiration to young girls all over the world.
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