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Sania continues association with Sony Sports as brand Ambassador


Leading Sports broadcaster, Sony Sports Network on Wednesday announced that Indian tennis great Sania Mirza has extended her association as the brand ambassador for tennis that includes Roland Garros, US Open & Australian Open amongst other tennis properties from the broadcaster’s sports portfolio.

Sania will next be seen as the expert panellist on Sony Sports Network’s flagship studio show Extraaa Serve during the live coverage of Roland Garros, the broadcaster said in a release.

The 37-year-old Sania is one of the most successful Indian tennis players in history with six Grand Slam titles to her name.

She is a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri as well as the Padma Bhushan.

She will be next seen sharing her expert opinions and in-depth analysis for Roland Garros on Sony Sports Network.

Along with Sania Mirza, Sony Sports Network will have Olympian & former India No. 1 and Asian Games & Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Somdev Devvarman and Davis Cup player Purav Raja on the expert panel for Roland Garros.

Played on the toughest surface in tennis, one can expect surprises as the tournament comes into action on May 26, 2024, LIVE on Sony Sports Network. Roland Garros 2024 will be aired in four languages – English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu from the get-go, raising the excitement levels of the Indian tennis fans.

Sony Sports Network is the Home of Tennis in India, with three out of four Grand Slams – Australian Open, Roland Garros & US Open, along with ATP Masters and Davis Cup in their portfolio.

Sania , who was born in Mumbai to Hyderabadi Muslim parents — Imran Mirza, a sports journalist, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Hyderabad where she and younger sister Anam were raised in a religious Sunni Muslim family.

Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer – Distribution & International Business and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India:

“This partnership will help us maintain our stance as the Home of Tennis is India in its truest sense, with the broadcast of the most important tennis tournaments complemented by unparalleled expert analysis.”

Sania Mirza, former Roland Garros champion & Brand Ambassador for Tennis on Sony Sports Network:

“The upcoming Roland Garros will be a special one as world tennis ushers into a new era of greats. I am looking forward to being part of Sony Sports Network’s mission of bringing fans closer to the sport and providing tennis the recognition it deserves in India.”

Somdev Devvarman, former India No. 1 and Asian Games & Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist:

said ” The upcoming Roland Garros is slated to be a special one in many ways as the sport continues to see a paradigm shift with brilliant new talent coming up. I am thrilled to be part of all the excitement and passion that Roland Garros 2024 will bring along.”

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