"India's rebel tennis star," as Sania Mirza is referred to in the latest issue of the Time Asia, becomes the second Indian sports person after Virender Sehwag to feature in the list of Time Magazine's Asia's Heroes 2005.
From Time Asia:
When tennis' latest star made the third round of the U.S. Open last month, she showed up at a post-match press conference in a T-shirt that read: "I'm cute? No shit." That—and her court play—certainly got her noticed. Suddenly, India's Sania Mirza was the tournament's "most popular player" (Reuters), whose "racket bag was sagging with the weight of a country's expectations" (New York Times). "Her diamond-studded nose ring" was one clue Mirza was not "your typical teenage prodigy," wrote USA Today, which also spotlighted her "smashmouth ground strokes and go-for-broke style."And, just in case you haven't yet noticed, this blog finally features a picture of her!