Wish Sania Mirza a happy birthday !!

India’s tennis sensation and teenage idol is no more a teenager. Sania Mirza has turned 20.

Sania hopes that the coming year will be more successful than the previous. Sania Mirza turned 20 on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. “It was a learning process and if you are expecting me to move 150-200 spots every time, that is not going to happen every year and every two months,” said Sania.

Sania will play at the Asian Hopman Cup paired with Leander Paes next week in Hyderabad.

Desifans.com wishes Sania the best on her birthday !!

Martina Hingis walks over Sania Mirza at Sunfeast.

Despite immense vocal support for Sania Mirza from the Kolkata crowd, Sania Mirza lost miserably to Switzerland’s Martina Hingis in the semi finals of the Sunfeast Open.

Sania Mirza lost 1-6, 0-6. The Hyderabadi sensation picked up just one game in the whole match and continued her poor run against higher seeded players than her. Sania has been performing miserably in 2006 and after being propelled to super celebrity status in India when she reached a WTA rank of around 40 couple years back, Sania could never prove that she is worth the hype. Sania Mirza has been through injuries in the past months and has been succesful in winning only one WTA tournament and that too one held in India.

Sania Mirza moves into Sunfeast quarter finals

Sania Mirza beat German adversary Sandra Kloesel 7-5, 6-3 to set up a quarter-final clash with Aravane Rezai from France in the WTA Sunfeast Open played at Kolkata on Thursday.

The first set saw both the players dish out a sloppy display on their serves. Mirza broke Kloesel in the first, third, ninth and 12th game while the German broke her in the second, eighth and tenth.

It was only in the fourth and sixth game that Mirza showed glimpses of what she was capable of – unleashing an array of power forehands backed by two hot serves that had the German sizzled.

The second set saw Mirza continue with her dominance on the loopy serve of Kloesel.

However, the German capitalised on a couple of backhand errors to take the very next game and went ahead for the first time in the match holding her serve. She looked like taking the set away from Mirza when she took the fourth and went a double break up.

“Kloesel had big returns. But in the second set I got my act together,” Mirza said after the match.

“It’s not how I won. It’s that I won. Winning is important and at the end of the day I won. I did have a few problems on which I need to work. But I am playing good solid tennis and I have no regrets.

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