In 2009, Sania Mirza got engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza. However the engagement was called off shortly after. Then she dated Faizan Udyawar, who is a multimillionaire businessman, for six months. Since she wanted to marry a sportsperson, She started seeing Shoaib Malik. Mirza married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on 12 April 2010. The wedding was held in Hyderabad, India. The online attention the wedding received made Sania Mirza the most searched woman tennis player in 2010 according to Google Trends. The couple planned to settle down in Dubai. The wedding was even more controversial because Shoaib Malik was accused by another girl of already being married to him and hence he could not marry Sania without first divorcing her. Initially for many days, Shoiab Malik refused to grant the divorce claiming he was never married. This resulted in a huge media drama leading to so much online attention as stated earlier. Finally, having no other option, Shoaib divorced the girl paving the way for his next marriage to Sania.
Sania Mirza is the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, with a career high ranking of 27 in singles and 11 in doubles. She is the third Indian woman to be featuring at a Grand Slam tournament (the first one being Nirupama Vaidyanathan at the 1998 Australian Open and the second being Shikha Uberoi at the 2004 US Open.) She is the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand Slam tennis tournament and the first Indian woman to win a WTA title. She is the first Asian woman to win a Grand Slam title.
Ranked at no.141, Sania Mirza kicked-off her year with the ASB Classic in Auckland. She needed one more win to qualify for the tournament, but lost in three sets against Sabine Lisicki. In doubles, she partnered Renata Voráčová of Czech Republic and reached the semifinals, but lost to Katarina Srebotnik and Květa Peschke.
Sania Mirza then competed at the 2011 Australian Open – Women's Singles Qualifying where she won three straight matches to qualify for the main draw. In the first round she went down fighting to former world no. 1 Justine Henin 5–7,6–3,6–1. She partnerd Voracova for doubles but lost in the first round also.
She received a wildcard to play in the Dubai Tennis Championships. She defeated Akgul Amanmuradova 6–3, 6–1 in the first round. She lost to qualifier Ayumi Morita in the second. In doubles, she has partnered with Russian Elena Vesnina. They beat Timea Bacsinszky and Iveta Benešová in the opener. Next, they beat Alexandra Dulgheru and Selima Sfar before going down to Victoria Azarenka and Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinals.
Sania Mirza received a wildcard to play at the Qatar Ladies Open. She made quick work of Serbian qualifier Bojana Jovanovski 6–2, 7–5. She was crushed by 5th seed Jelena Janković 6–0, 6–1 in the second round. In doubles, Sania Mirza paired with Vesnina of Russia and won her first Primary Mandatory event of WTA tour after defeating American pair of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy in the final of Indian Wells.
Sania Mirza competed at the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open – Women's Singles Qualifying, where she won against Han Xinyun of China and Voracova in first and second round respectively, thus qualified for the main draw. In the first round she defeated world no. 62 Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain by 6–2, 6–4. In the next round Mirza lost to Maria Kirilenko of Russia 5–7,6–3,6–0. Sania Mirza paired with Vesnina and defeated 5th seed Zheng Jie (China) and Chan Yung-jan (Chinese Taipei) by 6–2, 4(10)-6(7), but went down to pair of Daniela Hantuchová (Slovakia) and Agnieszka Radwańska (Poland) by 6–4, 6–3 in second round.
In doubles, Sania Mirza reached the finals along with Vesnina and defeated Liezel Huber & Lisa Raymond (Round 1), Alla Kudryavtseva & Anastasia Rodionova (Round 2) and Peng Shuai & Zheng Jie (Semi finals). The pair beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy for the second time this season in finals 6–4, 6–4. Mirza won her 11 WTA Tour Doubles Title and second of the year.
Next, she competed at the 2011 Madrid Masters, where she won two matches to qualify, but lost in the first round of the main draw against Elena Vesnina. In doubles, she patnered Elena Vesnina, and together they defeated Vera Dushevina & Tatiana Poutchek (Round 1) and Nadia Petrova and Anastasia Rodionova (Round 2), before goind down to Katarina Srebotnik & Květa Peschke in Round 3.
Mirza took part in the Strasbourg Open, but suffered a first round lost to home-favourite Alize Cornet.
Sania Mirza breezed through the first round of 2011 French Open where she beat Kristina Barrois of Germany in straight sets, 6–3,6–3. Then in Round 2, she lost to 12th seed Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland, 2–6, 4–6.
For doubles for the French Open, she has partnered Elena Vesnina and faced Russians Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova. The pair easily defeated them 7–6(2), 6–2. They faced Kristina Barrois (Germany) and Johanna Larsson (Sweden) in Round 2, and won 7–6(4), 6–3. Next they beat Spanish pair of María José Martínez Sánchez and Anabel Medina Garrigues, 6–0, 6–4 in Round 3. They faced no.1 seeds Gisela Dulko (Argentina) and Flavia Pennetta (Italy) in the quarterfinals, and won 6–0, 7–5. Next they beat American duo containing Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond and upset them in 3 sets in the semifinals. In the finals, they lost to Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká, 3–6, 4–6. This performance gave Mirza her career high doubles ranking of no.14.
For the mixed doubles, she partnered fellow Indian Rohan Bopanna and the pair faced Chuang Chia-jung (Chinese Taipei) and Marcin Matkowski (Poland) in the first round, and they lost 7–6(4), 7–6(2).
Her next tournament was the AEGON Classic in Birmingham, where she suffered a first round deficit by Tamira Paszek.
Then Sania Mirza participated at qualifying draw of the 2011 AEGON International tournament where she beat Renata Voráčová and Anna Tatishvili before falling to Tamira Paszek.
At the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, she lost in the first round to Virginie Razzano of France, 6–7,6–2,3–6.
For the doubles for the Wimbledon Championships, Mirza along with Elena Vesnina played the first round against Anna Chakvetadze (Russia) and Melanie Oudin (United States) and won 6–0, 7–6(4). Next they beat Renata Voráčová (Czech Republic) and Galina Voskoboeva (Kazakhstan) in round-two, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4. Then came Daniela Hantuchová and Agnieszka Radwańska in the third round and Mirza + Vesnina beat them 6–3, 6–4, in the quarterfinals they beat the Spanish duo of Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 to enter the semifinals. The pair suffered a 3–6, 1–6 loss to Květa Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik in the semifinals.
For mixed doubles, Mirza and Rohan Bopanna reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Paul Hanley and Hsieh Su-wei.
Then came the Mercury Insurance Open where Mirza lost fighting to Sara Errani.
Sania Mirza is participated at the Rogers Cup Open in Toronto where she defeated Heidi El Tabakh in the First Qualifying Round. She played Kathrin Worle in the Qualifying Round but lost 7–6, 5–7, 3–6 to the German player.
Mirza's next tournament would be the Cincinnati Masters, where she beat Vania King in the First Qualifying Round but lost in the Final to Alexa Glatch. She then played at the Texas Open where she lost to Sabine Lisicki in Round 1.
At the US Open, Sania Mirza lost an extremely tight match to Shahar Pe'er in the first round. She partnered Mahesh Bhupathi in mixed-doubles but lost in R1 also. In doubles, Mirza and Vesnina reached the third round. A knee injury forced Sania Mirza to stop playing for the rest of the season.
Sania Mirza is scheduled to begin her 2012 season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand.