Twitterati wished Sania Mirza a happy birthday as the India’s Tennis queen turned 30 on Tuesday, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The hyderabad girl who is currently ranked No. 1 in the women’s doubles ranking, posted a photo on Instagram captioned “Waking up to this Birthday Morning. Thank you everybody for the wishes”.
CM Mamata Banerjee wrote on her official Twitter account, “Happy birthday @MirzaSania. Wish you all the best for your future. Keep making India proud always”. The 30-year-old also received birthday wishes from teh officials Twitter account of Australian Open besides a lot of fans on the day.
Happy birthday @MirzaSania. Wish you all the best for your future. Keep making India proud always
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 15, 2016
Born in Mumbai, Sania started playing Tennis since childhood but she marked her presence in the global sports world in 2003 by winning Wimbledon Championship Girls’ Doubles Title. Since then, she has kept making place in headlines. Be it injuries, controversies on her short skirt on court or her marriage to Pakistan-based cricketer Shoaib Malik, Sania has never let anything bother her and answered all the time with her racquet.
In her 13-year career, Sania housed six gold medals for India at three major multi-sport events – the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games. Sania wrote her name in history by being the first-ever Indian woman to win the 2009 Australian Open mixed doubles championship with Mahesh Bhupathi. It was follwed by two more mixed doubles Slams to her resume including the French Open in 2012 and the US Open in 2014.
In April 2015 Sania reached another milestone by hitting World No. 1 ranking in women’s doubles with Martina Hingis. She was also named in Times Magazine’s 2016 list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’.