Watch Sania Mirza play with her hair and handle her bidness in front of the press at the U.S. Open (thanks, Nilesh). DoÃ±a Quixote turns inane lobs into backhanded sports clichÃ©s, just like American jocks but with considerably more fluency. What is it with desis and references to the middle finger?
Speaking of nose rings, the press has a new obsession:
The diamond-studded nose ring protruding from her left nostril is the first giveaway that Sania Mirza is not your typical teenage prodigy shooting up the rankings. [Link]
Sania Mirza has punishing groundstrokes, a pierced nose and burgeoning celebrity in her native India. [Link]
p>Mirza and her doubles partner Bryanne Stewart dropped their match on Thursday, but both Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi advanced in mixed doubles. Mirza’s third-round match starts at 11 am ET today.