Sania Mirza to retain her maiden name post-marriage

MUMBAI: Sania Mirza will not be known as Sania Malik afer her marriage with Shoaib Malik as the Indian tennis star has decided to retain her maiden name.

In an interview to ''People'' magazine along with husband Shoaib Malik, Sania said, "no matter what happens I am always going to be Sania Mirza.

May later I''ll add his name (sic)."

She said they have chosen Palm Jumeirah in Dubai as their new residence.

"My husband wants to live in Palm Jumeirah and I am not fussy, so that''s where we live," says Sania.

The couple said their courtship developed over telephone after the first few meetings.

"Suddenly we were constantly texting and then we started talking on the phone for hours. So that''s where things started for us," says Sania.