Teenage tennis icon Sania Mirza became the first Indian sportswoman to be featured on the cover of the Time
magazine and is being included in its 2005 list of Asia`s heroes. In the list of heroes, Sania shares the honour with Chinese actress Zhang Jingchu, South Korean footballer Park Ji Sung and Japan`s Ken Watanbe. The tennis star, who has been described by the magazine as a role model for women in the country and the fastest rising star in the sport this year, featured on the cover of the special issue of the magazine.
Sania in Time`s Asian heroes` list