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Indian Tennis Star's Life in the Spotlight

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Sania Mirza of India is the most celebrated female athlete in South Asia.

Mirza’s movements on and off a tennis court, including her surprise 2010 marriage to a Pakistani cricket player, are the staple of tabloids and television across the vast subcontinent of 1.7 billion people.

Cementing their rock-star status, Mirza, 26, and her husband, Shoaib Malik, 30, appeared on India’s version of “Dancing with the Stars.”

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