Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986, in Mumbai) is a professional Indian tennis player. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women's Tennis Association as India's No.1 player, both in singles and doubles. Throughout her career, she has established herself as one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in India. Sania is the most successful female Indian tennis player in history and one of the most popular female athletes in the world. More than a decade after her debut on the tennis-court, she still carries the torch for women's tennis in the country. From quiet the beginning to making history for India and now winning some of the biggest doubles titles on the planet, Mirza has been a trailblazer through and through.