India is basically a country known for its love for cricket, but a young girl called Sania Mirza has changed the norms by bringing fame to the country in the field of tennis. She has marked the presence on India in international tennis. She made a big news by winning a number of international titles, and bigger news by getting married to Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik.
Net Worth: $ 26 million
Income Sources: Besides making money as a professional tennis player, Sania Mirza has a number of brand endorsements to her name. These include some leading international brands like Sprite, Adidas and Bournvita, to name just a few. Till date, Sania has made nearly Rs 10 crore from brand endorsements.
Born: 15th November, 1986 (30 years old)
Marital Status: Married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 8 inches, 58 kg
Sania Mirza was born in Hyderabad. She began participating in tennis events at a very young age of just 6 yaers and went on to become only the third female pro tennis player from India to lift a Grand Slam title. She was such a popular player at the prime of a career that an Indian television channel bought the telecast rights of US Open match featuring her and made huge income from this deal. Besides her excellent performances in the tennis court, this wonderful player is acclaimed for her beauty and charisma too.
Sania Mirza is the most popular female tennis player in India till now and her name is synonymous with this game in the country. She has brought home a mixed doubles title in Grand Slam along with a WTA title. She made a big achievement for Indian tennis, by reaching the fourth round in the US Open Championship in the year 2005. Besides these achievements, Sania has also become the only Indian female tennis player to make it into top 50 of world rankings in women tennis. Sania has recently announced her retirement from singles tennis game, but she will continue to represent India in doubles games. This great player has created history for the country in the international tennis arena.
Home and Cars
Sania Mirza resides with her husband Shoaib Malik, in a luxurious home located on the beautiful Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The home has exemplary interiors and posh location on this beautiful island. She has been known for her love for luxury cars. One of her favorites in this collection is a black colored BMW which bears the number 786, a lucky number in the Islamic religion. Despite having an amazing fleet of cars, her eternal favorite is the yellow colored Palio. This car holds fond memories for Sania, as it was gifted to her by Sachin Tendulkar, on the grand occasion of her bringing home the Junior Wimbledon when she was just 15 years old. The car bears the autograph of the legendary cricket star. It has been heard that Shaib Malik has bought a Porsche Carrera car for her.