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Australian Open: Leander Paes off to winning start, Sania Mirza ousted in mixed doubles

Australian Open: Leander Paes off to winning start, Sania Mirza ousted in mixed doubles

Veteran Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis won their first match against Australians Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans 6-4 6-3.

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter second round of mixed doubles at Australian Open

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter second round of mixed doubles at Australian Open

As Bopanna and Leander Paes exit from Open, Mirza still remains in the contention in the women's doubles partnering Barbora Strycova.

Australian Open: Sania Mirza advances into 3rd round in women's doubles, Rohan Bopanna knocked out

Australian Open: Sania Mirza advances into 3rd round in women's doubles, Rohan Bopanna knocked out

 the Indo-Czech duo were made to work hard by Stosur and Zhang as they had to save five break points and needed four match points to win the final game

Australian Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza start their title campaign on winning note, march into second round

Australian Open 2017: Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza start their title campaign on winning note, march into second round

In the women`s doubles, Sania and Barbora started on a positive note, winning in exactly one hour.

Sania Mirza's tennis attire branded un-Islamic by religious cleric - VIDEOS INSIDE!

Sania Mirza's tennis attire branded un-Islamic by religious cleric - VIDEOS INSIDE!

Muslim cleric Sajid Rashid jumped the wagon, slamming the the Indian tennis star's clothing as un-Islamic.

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted  in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Other Indian in fray, Saketh Myneni had lost his first round in the Qualifiers after encountering a foot problem.

Apia International: Top seeds Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova lose in final against unseeded pair

Apia International: Top seeds Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova lose in final against unseeded pair

Sania Mirza will now enter Australian Open as a defending champion in women's doubles event, a tournament she won in 2016 with Swiss legend Martina Hingis.

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Sania Mirza, Barbora Strycova enter Apia International final

Mirza will enter Australian Open, which starts on Monday, as a defending champion in women's doubles event.

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Paes and his Brazilian teammate knocked out the top seeds 7-6(3) 6-3 to make it to the quarterfinals of the USD 508,360 hard court event.

After Mohammed Shami’s wife, Sania Mirza becomes latest victim of religious extremism on Facebook

After Mohammed Shami’s wife, Sania Mirza becomes latest victim of religious extremism on Facebook

Earlier, Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami's wife's dressing also became the subject of moral policing.

Brisbane International: Sania Mirza wins first title of the season, but loses No.1 rank to her partner

Brisbane International: Sania Mirza wins first title of the season, but loses No.1 rank to her partner

Mirza, however, will enter next week's Australian Open with a different partner.

Mohammed Shami's father slams moral policing, says they know what Islam says

Mohammed Shami's father slams moral policing, says they know what Islam says

Celebrities from all walks of life came out to voice their support for India pacer.

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Sania came close to a historic Olympic medal in company of Rohan Bopanna  but the Indian combination snatched defeat from a winning position in Rio.

Sania Mirza plays down her split with Martina Hingis, says 'it's not that tragic'

Sania Mirza plays down her split with Martina Hingis, says 'it's not that tragic'

Mirza and Hingis had dominated the circuit winning three Grand Slam titles and also notching up a 41-match winning streak, which is longest in women’s doubles since 1990.

Virat Kohli won't be the same if he wasn't as aggressive as he is, says Sania Mirza

Virat Kohli won't be the same if he wasn't as aggressive as he is, says Sania Mirza

Sania mentioned that she really admires Virat's work and his ability to prove himself on pitch.

World number one Sania Mirza targets Career Slam in 2017

World number one Sania Mirza targets Career Slam in 2017

Sania has three Grand Slam titles each in women's and mixed doubles formats.

Boris Becker explains how Sania Mirza brings him good luck

Boris Becker explains how Sania Mirza brings him good luck

Becker said he is closest with Sania Mirza among all Indian tennis players.

Sania Mirza was approached by THIS Bollywood director to perform on item songs

Sania Mirza was approached by THIS Bollywood director to perform on item songs

Sania recently revealed during a show that she had been approached to perform on item songs by a Bollywood director.

IPTL: Indian Aces beat Singapore Slammers 24-19

A determined Indian Aces were back to winning ways as they saw off the challenge of Singapore Slammers 24-19 in the Hyderabad leg of the Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here tonight.