New Delhi: Sania Mirza is truly a phenomenon when it comes to Indian Tennis. Mirza was the highest-ranked female player ever from India, peaking at world No. 27 in singles in mid-2007 before a major wrist injury forced her to give up her singles career and focus on the doubles circuit.Read More | Virat Kohli and the Adelaide love affair: A match made in heavenMirza is celebrating her 32nd birthday and social media has been generous with praises for India’s first superstar in tennis. From politicians to film personalities, everyone has wished Mirza on her birthday. Mirza married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010 and the duo welcomed a boy in 2018, naming him Izhaan Mirza Malik. Sania is currently taking a break from tennis due to her delivery but she is aiming to come back in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Mirza holds plenty of records when it comes to India in Tennis. Apart from being the highest-ranked singles player from the country, she has also achieved tremendous success in doubles.Read More | Roger Federer suffers shock defeat in ATP FinalsHer first major title came in the mixed doubles tournament in 2009 at the Australian Open when she partnered with Mahesh Bhupathi to clinch the title. She achieved similar success in the 2012 French Open with Bhupathi and 2014 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Soares. However, it was in the doubles and her pairing with Swiss star Martina Hingis that propelled her to great heights. #HappyBirthday to one of our favourite sports icons and PETA pal @MirzaSania. Thank speaking about adoption of homeless cats and dogs. https://t.co/h05iqXCGfj pic.twitter.com/i5ZA6HYYhV— PETA India ❤️❤️ (@PetaIndia) November 15, 2018Her first major success with Hingis came in 2015 when she won the Wimbledon and US Open partnering. Her magnificent run continued as she secured the 2016 Australian Open but they stumbled in the French Open. However, with all the success, the duo surprisingly split later in the year.In singles, Mirza has had some notable successes. Her best performance came in the US Open in 2005 when she entered the fourth round by defeating Marion Bartoli, who would later go on to win Wimbledon in 2013. In the same year, she secured a magnificent victory over reigning US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in the WTA event in Dubai. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Travis d’Arnaud was a top-20 prospect and expected to be the Mets’ long-term answer at catcher when they acquired him from Toronto in a blockbuster 2012 trade.A mixture of injuries and regression at the plate have long since dropped him from potential star to afterthought. He was signed midseason this year by the Rays after the Dodgers cut him. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHis birth name is Travis d’Ar🐐.pic.twitter.com/Nn8BpWbWLd— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 16, 2019The catcher was quietly putting together a solid season for Tampa Bay even before Monday’s outburst. Now, he has nine home runs and the second-best slugging percentage of his disappointing career thus far.Even if this level of play doesn’t keep up, d’Arnaud’s night in New York will be a favorite obscure reference among baseball fans for the remainder of his career. Despite his low profile and minimal expectations at this point in his career, d’Arnaud delivered a surprise power onslaught at Yankee Stadium on Monday, hitting three home runs and producing all five RBIs in a 5-4 Rays victory.After the game, he told reporters it was the “coolest night ever” in his career. Hitting a go-ahead home run against Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman — with two outs and two strikes no less — makes that statement believable.