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Abirath EV

Take A Look At Sania Mirza's Remarkable Tennis Debuts!

Sania Mirza is India's best woman tennis player of all time. She has done many firsts in Indian tennis.

Sania Mirza made her Olympic debut in women's singles on August 11, 2008, three months after wrist surgery. She faced higher-ranked Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova.

The 2005 Australian Open was Sania Mirza's debut Grand Slam match. Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to reach the second round of a Grand Slam tournament.

Sania Mirza stepped onto the hallowed clay of Roland Garros for the 2005 French Open. In the first round, she played Gisela Dulko, who was ranked 32 at the time.

The Indian ace faced Akiko Morigami in the first round of her senior Wimbledon debut. On a signature forehand return, the younger Sania Mirza won the decisive 8-6 and the match.

Sania Mirza had her best Grand Slam run at her first US Open in 2005. In her debut match, Sania Mirza faced American Mashona Washington.

Sania Mirza made it to the 4th round of the US Open by beating Maria Elena Camerin of Italy and Marion Bartoli of France. She then lost to Maria Sharapova.

"She's a great asset to the sport. Sharapova said of 18-year-old Sania Mirza after their match, "She has a great future ahead of her and a big game."

Asian Games debut – 2002 The Asian Games are likely Sania Mirza's favourite place to win medals. The Indian tennis player has won eight medals at the Asian Games.

Her maiden Commonwealth Games match was against Brittany Teei of Cook Islands in New Delhi in 2010. The second-seeded Indian won silver with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph.