Sania Mirza terms Sharapova as ‘Gutsy’


India’s ace women’s tennis player and the world number one in doubles tennis has said that a few losses in the past few weeks or so is not a sign to worry about and she is working on the deficiencies that have crept into her game.

While talking to Times of India in an exclusive interview Sania Mirza said that whenever she faces any problems on the court she tries to go back to the drawing board and assess here games once again.

“When I’m struggling, I go back to the drawing board. I look in the mirror, I’m realistic. My biggest, biggest strength is that I’m an extremely practical per son. I know my strengths and weaknesses and I’m not ashamed of my weaknesses. Just because I’m the best tennis player (doubles) in the world, it doesn’t mean I can’t go wrong.” said Mirza.

With the French Open looming around the corner Sania Mirza does not want to put too much pressure on herself and wants to concentrate on the tournaments that come before that major grand slam of the year.

‘As we get close to the French Open, we’re going to think about it. But right now, I don’t think it’s healthy for us to think about it, put excessive pressure on ourselves at other tournaments which we play before the French Open.” added the Indian star player.


Regarding the Rio Olympics tennis event the Indian player said that she would not want team India to make the same mistake as they did in London Olympics 2012 by not fielding the right team. Sania added that she has not yet decided whether to go with Rohan Bopanna or Leander Paes but ideally she would love to go with the player that forms the best team.

“I don’t think there’s a chance to win a medal with whoever I play. I think we have a chance if we put our best team out there. Mixed doubles is one of the toughest events to win a medal. I think we have an outside chance to win a medal, but so do the other 15 teams.” added the world number one player.

Sania Mirza revealed that a book on her will out in the next couple of months or so but she dismissed all rumors regarding the release of a biopic.

“I don’t want to get into the details of a biopic, my book is coming out in the next couple of months. I’m in talks with a couple of people, the biopic won’t happen in the next six months or something. It’s going to take time, a couple of years maybe. I think that’s also the right time for me.” said Sania Mirza.

Sania Mirza appreciated the way Maria Sharapova came out the took the blame for making the mistake regarding here medication and termed it as ‘Pretty Gutsy’. She added that if the same thing had happened to here the player would have done the exact same thing.

“I think it was pretty gutsy of her to make that announcement. To come out and say, ‘I’m sorry it happened’ and take responsibility for it, because ultimately we are all responsible for what we put into our bodies. She took the full blame, she didn’t blame anyone else. It was classy. I can tell you that as an athlete to face a room full of media and give possibly the worst news for an athlete is extremely daring. If I was, God forbid, in that situation, I think I would’ve done exactly the same thing.” concluded the Indian star.


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