A look at Grand Slam career of Sania Mirza


January 30 2023
Sania Mirza

The iconic Indian tennis star played her last-ever majors recently.

Sani Mirza is a living legend in the sport of tennis and an inspiration for women all over the world. She is also one of the most sensational sportspersons produced by India. A multiple Indian national award winner, Mirza played her last-ever Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open 2023. 

After facing elimination in the second round of Women’s Doubles, Sania Mirza partnered with fellow Indian Rohan Bopanna in the Mixed Doubles category and reached the final. The pair lost in the ultimate fixture and Mirza could not finish her final-ever Grand Slam with a win. As it stands, the 35-year-old is set to retire from the sport after the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 in February. 

Tributes from prominent personalities started pouring in after Mirza retired from Grand Slam tennis and almost grabbed the trophy that she has won previously. She is outrightly the most successful Indian women’s tennis player to ever pick up the tennis racquet if one looks at her track record in Grand Slams.

On that note, here is a look at her Grand Slam career:

Doubles Career Record

Sania Mirza achieved the majority of her success in the doubles category. Her exploits in both Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles are legendary. She is a former World No.1 in doubles, which goes to show her stature. She won a total of six Grand Slam titles across women’s and mixed doubles categories:

Women’s Doubles Grand Slam wins

Australian Open – 2016

French Open – Final in 2011

Wimbledon – 2015

US Open – 2015

Mixed Doubles Grand Slam wins

Australian Open – 2009

French Open – 2012

Wimbledon – Semi-final in 2022

US Open – 2014

Singles Career Record

Sania Mirza was ranked 27 in the world at one point in Women’s Singles. That remains the highest rank achieved by an Indian women’s tennis player. However, a wrist injury mid-way in her career forced Mirza to switch solely to the doubles category. 

Here is her record in Grand Slam tournaments in the women’s singles category (best finishes):

Australian Open – Third round in 2005 and 2008

French Open – Second Round in 2007 and 2011

Wimbledon – Second Round in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009

US Open – Fourth Round in 2005

Other Grand Slam Facts:

  • In Women’s Doubles, Sania Mirza reached four Grand Slam finals, winning three and losing one.
  • In Mixed Doubles, Sania Mirza reached eight Grand Slam finals, winning three and unfortunately losing five.
  • In Mixed Doubles, five of her eight final appearances came at the Australian Open. 
  • In Women’s Doubles, Sania Mirza never lost a Grand Slam final partnering with Martina Hingis.

Win-Loss Record in Grand Slams

Women’s Doubles

Australian Open – 23-14

French Open – 19-11

Wimbledon – 29-13

US Open – 31-12

Overall – 104-52

Mixed Doubles

Australian Open – 32-11

French Open – 17-10

Wimbledon – 28-14

US Open – 14-10

Overall – 91-45

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