Less than a week ago, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza became the No.1 is women’s doubles rankings. She became the first Indian woman in history to reach the top ranking in any category. Here are 5 facts about the 28-year-old you probably did not know …
#1. Sania Mirza took her first racquet at six
#2. Doctorate in ’08
Sania Mirza has an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. She received the degree from MGR Educational and Reseasrch Institute in Chennai in 2008.
- In 2005, TIME magazine listed Sania among “50 heroes of Asia”.
- She also featured in Economic Times’ “33 women who made India proud” in 2010.
- Post her marriage, Sania was also the most searched Indian sportsperson on Google in 2010.
#5. UN Goodwill Ambassador
Sania Mirza became the UN Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia in 2013. She became the first South Asian woman to feature as a Goodwill Ambassador.