'I visited Hyderabad, the city of Sania Mirza' Saturday March 4 2006 00:00 IST UNI
NEW DELHI: The burgeoning fan list of Sania Mirza has a new entry---US President George W. Bush.
He confessed his admiration towards the rising Indian tennis star to a gathering of the cream of Indian society.
‘‘I visited Hyderabad, the city of Sania Mirza,’’ said Bush inviting loud cheers from the audience at the historic Purana Qila.
Just back from a daylong visit to the high-tech southern city, Bush found Mirza the symbol of a modern India, which was the focus of his half-an-hour address.
He also paid tributes to Indian-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla who was killed when space shuttle Columbia crashed five years ago.
‘‘I know India will always be proud of Kalpana Chawla,’’ he said.
Mirza, who is 34 in world ranking, was on the cover of the American Time magazine last year.
I did not know there was a city named after her
Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF 18 Grand Slam SF´s, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters Sabatini vs Martinez ? Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9 Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6 Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5 Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4 Tier II and above titles
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Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21% Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)