India’s Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Madison Keys lost their semifinal match at the WTA Toronto Masters event on Saturday.
Sania Mirza : Madison Keys | Canadian open | Video
Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player. A former doubles world No. 1, she has won six major titles – three in women’s doubles and three in mixed doubles.
|Born||15 November 1986
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Turned pro||February 2003|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as the Indian No. 1 in singles.
In her singles career, Mirza had wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, and Marion Bartoli, as well as former world No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka.
She is the highest-ranked Indian woman ever, peaking at world No. 27 in mid-2007.
India’s Sania Mirza and her American doubles partner Madison Keys lost their semifinal match at the WTA Toronto Masters event on Saturday, losing to the all-American team of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula 7-5, 7-5.
The duo had reached the semifinal after three hard-fought three-set wins in the earlier rounds.
They beat Alize Cornet and Jil Teichmann 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 in the first match, then got the better of top seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 in the second round.
In the quarterfinal they beat Yulia Putintseva and Sofia Kenin 7-5, 3-6, 10-6 to set up a clash against the third seeds.
In the semifinal though, Mirza and Keys were coming up against the French Open finalists and two top 15 players in both the singles and doubles rankings.
Sania Mirza Canadian open
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza qualified for the women’s doubles semifinal at the Canadian Masters 1000 event along with her American partner Madison Keys on Saturday.
The duo defeated the pair of Sofia Kenin and Yulia Putintseva 7-5, 3-6, 10-6 in the quarterfinals to complete a three straight three-set victories.
Mirza and Keys had put in a fine performance to get the better of top seeds Elise Mertens and Veronika Kudermetova in the round of 16, fighting back from a set down to win 3-6, 6-4, 10-8.
In the opening round, the Indo-US pair had defeated Alize Cornet and Jil Teichmann 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.
In the final, Mirza and Keys will be up against American third seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula. The match will take place later on Saturday.
Mirza had put together an impressive run in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon last month. Partnering Croatia’s Mate Pavic, the 35-year-old reached first major semifinal since US Open 2017 and her first ever mixed doubles semifinal at Wimbledon.
With India’s 75th Independence Day around the corner, Sania Mirza shared a funny Instagram reel on common Indian rituals.
Apart from her swift moments on the tennis court, Sania Mirza is also famous for her unique sense of humor which most probably stems from her Hyderabadi roots.
Being an avid social media user, she often takes to her Instagram to share her hilarious takes on various topics of pop culture which leaves netizens chuckling for days.
With India’s 75th Independence Day around the corner, she shared a funny Instagram reel on common rituals followed in every Indian household and captioned it, “Somethings only us Indians will understand! #IndiaAt75”.
In the 10-second video featuring her mom Nasima Mirza, Sania comically highlights some of the rituals followed in India which include warding off evil eyes using dried chilies and eating habits among others.
What makes the entire video funnier is her expressions during each ritual. She used Anand Raj Anand’s famous song ‘It happens only in India’ in the background.