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Cara Black

Cara Black
  • Residence: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Date of Birth: 17 Feb 1979
  • Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Height: 5' 5 3/4" (1.67 m)
  • Weight: 121 lbs. (55 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (January 1, 1998)

Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza
  • Residence: Hyderabad, India
  • Date of Birth: 15 Nov 1986
  • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Height: 5' 8" (1.73m)
  • Weight: 126 lbs. (57kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (2003)
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Biography

Cara Black and Sania Mirza first paired up in the fall of 2013 and found immediate success, with titles at their first two outings in Tokyo and Beijing.

More success followed in 2014, highlighted by a title in Oeiras, a title defense in Tokyo and a triumph at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

"We started off winning two of the biggest tournaments of the year in Beijing and Tokyo last year," Mirza said. "And to end this way, we couldn't have asked for a better start or end. It kind of sums up our partnership. And I've also found a great friend in Cara. Almost like an older sister to me. I learned a lot from her on and off the court. Hopefully, we will play together again one day, but our friendship will be on forever."

Prior to her partnership with Mirza, Black was already a WTA legend. Her 60 WTA doubles titles are second-most among active players. Five of those titles came at Grand Slams (she also has five mixed doubles Grand Slam titles). Also, her 163 weeks spent as World No.1 is third-most all-time.

As for Mirza, she has 22 WTA doubles titles, and though she has yet to win a Grand Slam doubles title, she does have three mixed doubles Grand Slam titles to her credit.

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 45-19
Career Record: 54-19
Career Record On Hard: 36-12
Career Record On Clay: 15-5
Career Record On Grass: 3-2
Career Grand Slam Record: 11-4

2014 HIGHLIGHTS
WON (3):
Oeiras, Tokyo, WTA Finals; R-Up (4): Indian Wells, Stuttgart, Montréal, Beijing

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (5):
2014 - Oeiras, Tokyo, WTA Finals; 2013 - Tokyo, Beijing; R-Up (4): 2014 - Indian Wells, Stuttgart, Montréal, Beijing

BLACK'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 60 (five Grand Slams, three WTA Finals)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

MIRZA'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 22 (one WTA Finals)
Career-High Ranking: No.5

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  • Doubles Up & Running Down Under

    January 21, 2015
    The doubles draw got underway at the Australian Open on Wednesday and it was business as usual for most of the seeds in action.
  • WTAFinals.com: Mirza Opens Up

    January 15, 2015
    Sania Mirza commented on her new doubles partner, her hopes of returning to Singapore this year and much more.
  • Forbes India: Sania, Queen Of Her Court

    January 01, 2015
    Sania Mirza's talents have always shone brightly, but she may have put together the best year of her career in 2014. Read about her story in the latest issue of Forbes India.
  • Five New Doubles Teams For 2015

    December 29, 2014
    For some it'll be brand new, for some it's a revival - there's going to be at least five new doubles teams gunning for Singapore in 2015. Find out who they are here.
  • Mirza Graces Cover Of Forbes India

    December 22, 2014
    At the end of a breakthrough year on the WTA, Indian megastar Sania Mirza has one more trick up her sleeve - a stunning cover shoot for Forbes India magazine. See the cover here!
  • Tweets Of The Week: Puppies & Selfies

    December 13, 2014
    Puppies, Christmas trees, selfies, the Taj Mahal, moms, Usain Bolt - we've got it all this week. Check out 10 of the best tweets from the WTA stars right here!
  • Tweets Of The Week: Epic Selfies & More

    December 06, 2014
    Who's been grinding hard in the gym? Want to see some epic selfies? Whose leggings are these? Check out 10 of the best tweets of the week from the WTA stars!
  • Times Of India: Mirza's New Partner

    November 24, 2014
    After concluding her season by capturing the doubles crown at the WTA Finals, Sania Mirza will trade in one terrific partner for another next year.
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  • Gallery: Doubles Team Of Year Nominees

    November 13, 2014
    Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina and Cara Black and Sania Mirza - see their 2014 highlights here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Power To Inspire

    October 26, 2014
    Serena Williams and Simona Halep were both powerful and inspirational on Finals Day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The best pics here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Packed Day In Paradise

    October 21, 2014
    From shiny trophies to brand new gadgets and some brilliant on-court action, it was a packed day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • Tokyo Gallery: Activities Abound

    September 21, 2014
    Sushi making, autograph sessions and charity appearances were just a few of the off-court activities WTA stars engaged in at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
  • Guangzhou, Seoul & Tokyo Gallery: Finals

    September 21, 2014
    There was lots of celebrating this weekend, as new champions were crowned in Guangzhou, Seoul and Tokyo.
  • US Open Gallery: Grand Slam Glory

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams rejoiced after beating Caroline Wozniacki for her 18th Grand Slam title. The doubles and mixed doubles champions were also crowned.
  • Gallery: 30 Photos For 30 Years Of DDF

    February 23, 2014
    In honor of Dubai Duty Free recently celebrating its 30th anniversary, we at wtatennis.com thought we'd pick out 30 of the most iconic photos from Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships history.
  • Dubai Gallery: The Player Party

    February 18, 2014
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki spray painted, Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams met a falcon and Sara Errani and Sam Stosur made mascot friends - the best party pics are all here!
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