Mirza named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People

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Sania Mirza celebrates winning the Australian Open 2016 women's doubles title with Martina Hingis; Getty Images

India’s Sania Mirza has been named as part of the “Time 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people compiled by Time Magazine.

The WTA doubles No.1 is recognised within the “icons” category and is the only tennis player to be included in the list.

She joins other distinguished individuals including Pope Francis, Adele and Stephen Curry.

Mirza’s Time 100 tribute was written by compatriot Sachin Tendulkar, one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

“The Mirzas probably knew what the future held for their daughter. Her name, Sania, means brilliant,” he wrote.

Click here to read the full tribute and to view the complete “Time 100.”


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