Sania Mirza at Wimbledon - through the years

Published:Mar 10, 202422:32
Sania Mirza at Wimbledon - through the years

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, alongside along with her Croatian associate Mate Pavic, faces second-seeded British-American pair of Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk within the combined doubles semifinal at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

That is already one of the best efficiency within the combined doubles class on the All England Garden Tennis and Croquet Membership (AELTC) for Sania, who had beforehand reached the quarterfinals in 2011, 2013 and 2015.

The Indian, who is about to retire on the finish of this season, has one remaining probability to realize a Profession Slam in combined doubles. Sania, together with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, gained the combined doubles titles at 2009 Australian Open and 2012 French Open earlier than going all the best way on the 2014 US Open with Bruno Soares of Brazil.

Here is how Sania Mirza has fared at Wimbledon via the years:-

2001-03: Junior Championships


India's Sania Mirza (proper) and Russia's Alisa Kleybanova (left) pose with the Wimbledon Ladies Doubles winner's trophy on the All England Garden Tennis Membership on July 6, 2003 in London.   -  GETTY IMAGES


Sania Mirza first performed on the AELTC as a 14-year-old through the 2001 Wimbledon Junior Championships the place she reached the second spherical in singles whereas exiting from women' doubles within the opening spherical. In 2003, Sania turned the primary Indian feminine tennis participant to win a Grand Slam at any degree when she, together with Russia's Alisa Kleybanova, clinched the ladies' doubles title with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over the pair of Katerina Bohmova of Czech Republic and Michaela Krajicek of the Netherlands.

20012nd Spherical1st Spherical
20021st Spherical1st Spherical
20032nd SphericalReceived the title


2005-10: Senior degree debut, combined doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi


FILE PHOTO: Sania Mirza beat Japan’s Akiko Morigami 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 on her Wimbledon debut on June 20, 2005.   -  GETTY IMAGES


Sania made her senior degree debut at Wimbledon in 2005. The Indian, who was the then world quantity 75, beat Japan’s Akiko Morigami 6-3, 3-6, 8-6 within the opening spherical earlier than dropping to Fifth-seeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 4-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6 within the subsequent match.

Three years later, Sania was seeded thirty second and got here the closest she has ever been to creating it to the third spherical. She defeated Columbian Catalina Castano 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-4 within the first spherical. Within the spherical of 64, she squandered 4 match factors in a 0-6, 6-4, 7-9 loss to Spanish qualifier Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

Through the above talked about interval, Sania's finest efficiency in girls's doubles got here in 2008. American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania had been seeded thirteenth and just about cruised via the primary three rounds. Nonetheless, within the quarterfinals, they had been up in opposition to the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, who beat them 6-4, 6-3.

In combined doubles, she teamed up with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, the primary Indian to win a Grand Slam, for 3 consecutive years. The Mirza-Bhupathi pair entered the 2009 Wimbledon having gained the Australian Open earlier that 12 months however on the AELTC, they crashed out within the third spherical after a 2-6, 7-6 (2), 3-6 loss to prime seeds Leander Paes and Cara Black.

YrSinglesGirls's DoublesBlended Doubles
20052nd Spherical1st Spherical (with Anna Chakvetadze of Russia)2nd Spherical (with Simon Aspelin of Sweden)
20061st Spherical2nd Spherical (with Michaella Krajicek of The Netherlands)third Spherical (with Pavel Vizner of Czech Republic)
20072nd Sphericalthird Spherical (with Shahar Peer of Israel)2nd Spherical (with Mahesh Bhupathi)
20082nd SphericalQuarterfinals (with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US)2nd Spherical (with Mahesh Bhupathi)
20092nd Spherical2nd Spherical (with Chia Jung Chuang of Chinese language Taipei)third Spherical (with Mahesh Bhupathi)
20101st Spherical2nd Spherical (with Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark)Didn't play


2011-14: Final look in singles, doubles semifinals with Vesnina


FILE PHOTO: Sania Mirza returns a shot to France's Virginie Razzano on what proved to be her remaining look in singles at Wimbledon on June 21, 2011.   -  AP

Struggles with wrist accidents meant that Sania's 6-7 (4), 6-2, 3-6 loss to Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano within the first spherical was her remaining look in singles at Wimbledon in 2011. On the similar version, the Indo-Russian duo of Sania and Elena Vesnina was seeded fourth. Sania and Vesnina had reached the French Open remaining few weeks earlier however on the AELTC, the pair was defeated 3-6, 1-6 by eventual champions Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik within the semifinals.

In 2012, Sania and Mattek-Sands suffered their second defeat by the hands of Williams sisters, this time within the third spherical. Nonetheless, having gained the combined doubles crown at French Open, Sania and Bhupathi had been favourites for Wimbledon title. The fifth-seeded pair, given a bye within the opening spherical, was as a substitute knocked out within the second spherical after a straight units defeat.

YrSinglesGirls's DoublesBlended Doubles
20111st SphericalSemifinals (with Elena Vesnina of Russia)Quarterfinals (with Rohan Bopanna)
2012Didn't playthird Spherical (with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US)2nd Spherical (with Mahesh Bhupathi)
2013Didn't playthird Spherical (with Liezel Huber of the US)Quarterfinals (with Horia Tecau of Romania)
2014Didn't play2nd Spherical (with Cara Black of Zimbabwe)third Spherical (with Horia Tecau of Romania)


2015-17: Girls's Doubles title with Martina Hingis


Sania Mirza (proper) and Switzerland's Martina Hingis (left) have fun after successful the ladies's doubles remaining at Wimbledon on July 11, 2015.   -  Getty Photos

Ten years after her most important draw debut, Sania lastly tasted success at Wimbledon in 2015. Sania and Swiss legend Martina Hingis had been the highest seeds in girls's doubles and so they justified it as group 'Santina' clinched the title whereas dropping only one set in six matches.

The next 12 months, the Indian entered each doubles classes as the highest seed however she might neither defend her girls's doubles title with Hingis nor make a deep run with Croatia's Ivan Dodig within the combined doubles.

YrGirls's DoublesBlended Doubles
2015Received the title (with Martina Hingis of Switzerland)Quarterfinals (with Bruno Soares of Brazil)
2016Quarterfinals (with Martina Hingis of Switzerland)2nd Spherical (with Ivan Dodig of Croatia)
2017third Spherical (with Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium)third Spherical (with Ivan Dodig)


2021-22: Comeback after maternity go away, finest efficiency in combined doubles


FILE PHOTO: Sania Mirza performs a shot throughout her first spherical match in girls's doubles at Wimbledon on July 1, 2021.   -  AFP

After lacking the 2018 season resulting from knee harm and 2019 resulting from maternity go away, Sania returned to skilled tennis in 2020. Nonetheless, her much-awaited return to Wimbledon was postponed by a 12 months because the COVID-19 pandemic meant that The Championships needed to be cancelled for the primary time in historical past.

In 2021, enjoying at her first Wimbledon in 4 years, Sania paired up once more with Mattek-Sands in girls’s doubles however misplaced to the all-Russian duo of her former associate Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova within the second spherical. In combined doubles, Sania and Bopanna suffered a heartbreaking 3-6, 6-3, 11th of September defeat by the hands of Jean-Julien Rojer and Andreja Klepac within the third spherical.

The continuing version has seen her obtain her finest lead to combined doubles. Sania, alongside along with her Croatia's Mate Pavic, beat the fourth-seeded Canadian-Australian duo of Gabriela Dabrowski and John Friends 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to succeed in her first-ever semifinal at The Championships.

On the similar time, the Indian has additionally skilled her earliest exit from girls’s doubles on the AELTC. Sania and Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka, sixth-seeded group, misplaced 6-4, 4-6, 2-6 to the scratch pairing of Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia and Poland’s Magdalena Frech within the opening spherical.

YrGirls's DoublesBlended Doubles
20212nd Spherical (with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US)third Spherical (with Rohan Bopanna)
20221st Spherical (with Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic)But to be completed

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