Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player. From 2003 through to 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s highest ranked player, both in singles and doubles, after which her retirement from the singles competition put Ankita Raina at the top spot.
In 2009, Sania Mirza became engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza. However the engagement was called off shortly after. She started seeing Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. On 12 April 2010, she married Shoaib Malik in a traditional Muslim Islamic Wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India followed by Pakistani wedding customs for a mahr of INR 6.1 million (US$137,500). Their Walima ceremony was held in Lahore, Pakistan. The online attention the wedding received made Mirza the most searched woman tennis player and Indian sportsperson in 2010, according to Google Trends.