Never heard of Mirza? Then you're not among the one-of-every-five people on earth who love her model's body, gorgeous smile and celebrate her as the first Indian star in international tennis. Already a national hero, she married Pakistani cricket star Shoaib Malik in 2010, after which she became the year's most searched woman's tennis player on Google.
Mirza, whose international ranking peaked at 27 in 2007, had to stop playing matches in India because of controversy from religious groups over her tennis outfits. But she continues to play professionally around the world. India's loss is our gain!