newstennis7 months ago

Sania Mirza looking to resume play from August

Sania Mirza has revealed that she has returned back to training after almost two years of absence from court and is targeting to resume play from August this year. However, the 32-year-old also added that she would have to go a long way in getting acquainted with things again before she can compete.
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newstennis9 months ago

I think it’s time to start thinking about winning Grand Slam singles, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi claims that Indian youngsters must shift their efforts from succeeding in the doubles' category and work towards winning a Grand Slam title in the singles’ category in the near future. Bhupathi also spoke about Indian veterans, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, in a recent interview.
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newstennis9 months ago

Tennis | Won’t be easy to get back to the top, believes Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza has stated that making a comeback to the competitive tennis and once again reaching the top won’t be a cakewalk. Mirza held the No.1 spot in the Women's Doubles rankings for more than a year before an injury and the following pregnancy took her away from the game.
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newstennis10 months ago

Sania Mirza eyes late 2019 comeback to WTA circuit

Post giving birth to her first child with husband Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza has set herself a target of late 2019 to make a professional comeback to competitive tennis at the highest level. Mirza last played in 2017 before she suffered an injury near the end of the year after which she got pregnant.
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newstennisa year ago

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza are miracles that come around once in 30-40 years, says Mahesh Bhupathi

Indian Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi stated that compatriots Leander Paes and Sania Mirza are once in lifetime miracles and hoped that the sport of tennis received more support in India. Bhupathi also said that it’s been a learning experience to captain the Davis Cup team in the past two years.
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newstennisa year ago

No point in making things easy for players by hosting home tournaments, believes Mahesh Bhupathi

India’s Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi has claimed that making things easy for the players by hosting home tournaments throughout the year is of no use. He has further stated that the Indian tennis players need to play more tournaments abroad, in order to give them more exposure.
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newstennisa year ago

Asian Games 2018 | I’m a much better player now than I was four years ago, says Prarthana Thombare

Indian ace Prarthana Thombare has claimed that she has improved since her last bronze medal triumph along with partner Sania Mirza at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Thombare recently won the women’s doubles win in the Manchester ITF $1lakh event with partner - Luksika Kumkum of Thailand.
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newstennisa year ago

Sania Mirza targets Tokyo 2020 Olympics to make comeback after pregnancy

Sania Mirza, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Shoaib Malik, has revealed that she is targeting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to make a comeback to pro tennis. Mirza was adamant that she would be able to balance her family life as well as her career as a professional tennis player.
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newstennis2 years ago

Leander Paes returns to top-50 in World rankings

Leander Paes, who reached the final in Dubai Championship last week, has jumped to the 46th position in world rankings. While the talismanic Indian ace is just two places behind Divij Sharan, who is at the 44th position, Rohan Bopanna continued to enjoy the top spot and at number 20.
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featuretennis2 years ago

Rohan Bopanna - The many sides of Indian tennis' silent hero

In the cricket crazy bubble that India lives in, we, as sports fans, often forget to give due credit to the athletes who have excelled in sports that don’t involve leather and willow.
Faizan Qadiri