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Happy Birthday Sania Mirza: India’s glamorous tennis queen turns 31

Sania Mirza, who has established herself as one of India's leading doubles tennis players, is equally known for her fashion sense off the court – whether it is Indian or western. Mirza, who is married to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, turned 31 on Wednesday.

Sania Mirza turns 31

India’s highest ranked doubles tennis player Sania Mirza, who turned 31 on Wednesday, is also one of the most high-profile sportspersons in India. In a country that worships cricket, the Hyderabadi tennis player made a mark for herself. Mirza has aced her performance and looks both on and off the field. The past year has been a difficult one for the Hyderabadi who has slipped from World No 1 in the rankings to World No 9 due to injury concerns for her partners and to make things worse, she could go under the knife herself. She has had to go through a flurry of partners this year ranging from Barbora Strycova, Yaroslava Shvedova, Kirsten Flipkens and closed out the season with Shuai Peng. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

Sania Mirza turns 31

India’s highest ranked doubles tennis player Sania Mirza turned 31 on Wednesday. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

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The past year has been a difficult one for the Hyderabadi who has slipped from World No 1 in the rankings to World No 9 due to injury concerns. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

Sania mirza is India's leading tennis star

Sania Mirza might soon have to undergo surgery due to a knee injury. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

Glamorous Sania Mirza turns 31

Sania boasts of six major titles: three women's doubles titles - Wimbledon 2015, US Open 2015, Australian Open 2016 and three mixed doubles titles - Australian Open 2009, French Open 2012 and US Open 2014. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

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Sania has deservingly received the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

sania mirza turns 31

Sania was six years old when she played tennis for the first time. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

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Sania is regularly seen with Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Khan, Parineeti Chopra. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

Sania Mirza is well known for her fashion sense - whether it is Indian or western. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)

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Sania Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010 in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony. (Source: Sania Mirza Instagram)