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Shoaib Malik credits Sania Mirza for supporting him during tough phase

Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who has announced retirement from Test cricket, on Thursday thanked his star wife Sania Mirza for supporting him during tough times. Malik, who was part of Pakistan’s series winning squad against England, said that he learnt a lot from Sania during the phase when he was discarded by the selectors for five years. “Those five years, ... Read More »

India prepare ‘surface tension’ for South Africa

For a visiting cricketer, an India tour conjures up the image of a batsman surrounded by a shoal of fielders and facing relentless spin from both ends and South Africa should not expect anything different in the four-Test series starting on Thursday. Since taking over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli has proved he is anything but a shrinking violet ... Read More »

A Glorious Year for Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis

Taiwan’s Chan sisters bowed out of the WTA Finals in the semi-finals yesterday, with top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza booking a spot in their 10th final of the year. “I think nine months is a long time for people to figure out how we play (if teams might figure them out next year)”. Sania and Martina, the top ... Read More »

Needless chopping and changing costs Mumbai City against Atletico

Nicolas Anelka’s first start of the Indian Super League did not go according to play. His Mumbai City side lost 4-1 to defending champions Atletico de Kolkata, simultaneously ending two streaks. This was Mumbai’s first loss after three straight wins, and Atletico’s first win after three straight losses. It was quite unexpected, especially with how menacing Mumbai’s attack looks when ... Read More »

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis’ dream run continues, bag ninth title of the year

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came up with another stupendous performance on Sunday to win the women’s doubles title of the prestigious $7 million WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium here and comprehensively underline their supremacy in the category. The top seeds took just an hour and seven minutes to rout Spanish eighth seeds Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez ... Read More »

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis seal WTA Year-End No.1 ranking

The Indo-Swiss pair had as many as eight titles this year which speaks volumes of their success in 2015. The pair also prevailed in two Grad Slam finals: One at Wimbledon and the other at US Open. Sania Mirza partnered Hingis for the first time at the BNP Paribas Open in March, 2015 where they also bagged their maiden title ... Read More »

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis on course for WTA Finals knockouts

Singapore: Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won their second match in a row to more or less seal a women’s doubles semifinal spot in the $7 million WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday. Following their straight sets victory in the opening match of the red group of round robin on Monday, the Indo-Swiss combine ... Read More »

Mumbai City FC look for third win in ISL against NorthEast

Following back-to-back victories in their den, Mumbai City FC’s confidence will be sky high as they will aim to hold on to the momentum when they face visitors NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the DY Patil Stadium here on Wednesday. After a slow start to the season, Mumbai have got back to winning ways with ... Read More »

Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza to play Leander Paes-Martina Navratilova in Tennis Masters

Indian stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza will team up against compatriot Leander Paes and his partner Martina Navratilova in the Tennis Masters 2015, an exhibition mixed doubles contest to be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on November 25. It was however, Martina Hingis who was originally supposed to partner Paes at the event. But the 35-year-old Swiss ... Read More »

WTA Finals: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis off to winning start

India’s Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis got their campaign at the season-ending $7 million WTA Finals off to a winning start at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Monday.  The Indo-Swiss pair took just an hour and 15 minutes to defeat American sixth seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4, 6-2 in the red group of the round-robin ... Read More »

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