After a long wait Sania reached to the finals of the Australian Open Mixed Doubles tournament but her journey to the mixed doubles crown was stopped on the way by Tiantian Sun of China and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia -7-6, 6-4.
It is being said that Sania was unable to to cope up the pressure of the match due to the injuries received by her earlier in the year. However we would say that it was a good effort by Sania to prove some points before her fans.
Well Done Sania Keep Up the tempo. You have to go miles and miles.
Sania and Alicia was forced out from the woman’s doubles event in the third round match by Victoria Azarenka and Shahar Peer 7-5, 6-3 in straight sets. While in the Mixed doubles event Sania paired with Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the Semi Final round after getting walkover in the quarterfinal round given by seventh seeded Czechs Martin Damm and Kveta Peschke. In the semi Final round the pair is expected to meet the winners from the match between Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram Vs. Young-Jan Chan and Eric Butorac.
It was a quite a big outing of Sania after long time, as ever Venus was cool enough and watched carefully the aggressive play of Sania. The match was a though one and Venus came out as a clear winner defeating Sania 7-6, 6-4. Although Sania tried her level best to put on a stiff fight against the seasoned Venus but she took her carefully and overpowered Sania quite effortlessly.
However Sania went ahead to the third round of the doubles with Alicia Molik. Together they defeated Nadia Petrova and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. Meanwhile in the mixed doubles event Sania and Mahesh Bhupathy advanced to the second round by defeating the Australian pair of Alicia Molik and Nathan Healey 6-1, 6-4 quite effortlessly.
The Tricolor disrespect row disturbed Sania so much, that she started to think to retire from the game of tennis. But at the same time it made her mentally strong enough to march ahead coolly to the third round of the opening Grand Slam Tournament of the Year.
In her second round match Sania beat Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.It took 44 minutes to Sania to overpower her opponent. Now she has to meet eighth-seeded Venus Williams of the USA in her third round outing. Venus is already in full flow and the previous encounter with Sania saw Venus a winner beating Sania in straight sets. Meanwhile her doubles match is also in progress and the results are expected later in the day. Here in the doubles arena she is partnering Alicia Molik of Australia and it is the second round match.
It is a encounter which is keenly awaited by most of her fans.
We also invite the support for Sania for the match.
A Local court In Bhopal issued summons to tennis star Sania Mirza for allegedly disrespecting national flag during a function some time back. The case was filed by a social worker Prakash Singh Thakur under the Prevention of Insult to the National Honor Act (1971). It is highly shameful that some people like to exaggerate the things too much. The picture is not capable of explaining the situation correctly and it is being interpreted in the wrong spirit.
Here I would like to Question Mr. Thakur Why he is not filing a suit against M/s Nirmala Devi , The self proclaimed Goddess for the gross disrespect for the tricolor? (Pictures shown above ) Sania is being penalized as she is a sports person and so called Nirmala Devi is being left untouched as she is a religious figure?
I want support from all of the Sania Fans to come together and fight it out.
After crashing out from the Hobart tournament in the second round Sania is preparing hard for the forthcoming Australian open tournament where Sania is seeded 31 for the first time in her career. Meanwhile a furore back home over a photograph that shows her resting her bare feet near the national flag published on Friday literally shook her. A complaint had been already filed in the Hyderabad High Court demanding action, which can carry a three-year jail term if convicted.
Sania is deeply upset over the issue and so we are. However we may pray to the almighty to clear all the controversies before the start of the Australian Open. May The Force Be With You Sania!
Wishing you lots of luck.
Sania got injured in the very first game against Safarova of Czech Republic on Thursday. However she tried to put a stiff fight for the game but ultimately lost 2-6, 6-4, 3-6. During the game she had to take many injury breaks to continue the game but it was a very tall order to sustain against the Czech player. Sania has been advised rest for couple of days.
The Next engagement is due on 7th January, in Hobart.
In the beginning of the year Sania received a big jolt as her doubles partner for the forthcoming Australian Open, Meghann Shaughnessy of US seriously injured with a damaged knee. Meghann was declared unfit and to be out of action for next six months as per the doctors attending her.
The Australian Open tournament is scheduled to start from 14th January. Time left is very short for Sania to get a new partner for the said event. However, she will participate in the singles and the mixed doubles event of the tournament. In the mixed doubles tournament Sania has teamed up with the fellow countryman Mahesh Bhupathi. There may be one blessing in the disguise for Sania and that is she would be able to concentrate more on her singles matches.
After the much needed rest Sania entered and posted her authority in the opening session of the 2008 Hopman cup challenge where she has teamed up with fellow countryman Rohan Bopanna. In her singles match Sania outclassed Alicia Molik 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. In the mixed doubles match also the pair went ahead to beat the Australian pair of Alicia Molik and Peter Luczak 6-2,4-6, 11-13 and thus paved the way to the final.
I think this is the own style of Sania to greet her fans with a happy New Year wish.
Let us join her and wish her a very warm and successful 2008.