Sania crashes out of the singles but advances in doubles.


After the struggling in the first round Sania crashed out of the Wimbledon ladies singles tournament. This year also Sania was unable to break the jinx. Probably she would take another year or two to come out of it.

Meanwhile in another exiting match Sania partnering American Bethanie Mattek beat locals Elena Batacha and Naomi Cavady 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Wimbledon ladies doubles tournament on Thursday. Strangely Sania has always performed better in the doubles version of the game.

However our best wishes are always With Sania.

Sania in the Second Round of Wimbledon 2008

Since the beginning of the year 2008 Sania is continuously living under the shadow of injuries. Here in the Wimbledon 2008 also, she played her first match of this year’s most prestigious tournament with shoulder problem.

Although, the setting was perfect for her, as her opponent in the first round, Catalina Castano of Colombia was ranked 146th against Sania’s 32nd. Beside that Castano has lost all of her matches in her outings in the previous editions of this tournament. These were the plus points that favored Sania before the match began.

In the opening set, Sania got the perfect break of 3 – 2 from Castano but, she was unable to cash in and the set was ultimately dragged to the tie-breaker. Ultimately Sania won the set.

From the next round Sania was again disturbed by the nagging shoulder injury, but she fought the injury with time-out and refused to surrender before it.

In the final round Sania showed her wits to overpower her shoulder injury and won the set and match with a final score card reading 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-4 in Sania’s favor.

Now Sania will play with Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in the second round. A win in the second round would give
her the third round birth for the first time.

Best of luck Sania…. Let’s show them you are the real fighter.

Sania Not yet fully recovered….

After a long absence from the competitive arena, Sania made her appearance in the DLF Classic Tournament in Birmingham England. But the appearance of the Indian star was quite short on the court. She was defeated within one hour in the first round itself.

It seems that Saniya has not yet recovered from her wrist injury completely. However we should wait and in the meanwhile pray to the almighty for the return of our old fighting Sania soon.

Sania Marches on.

Sania Mirza continued her journey in the tournament by defeating Shahar Peer,the ninth-seeded Israeli in three sets on Sunday to reach the fourth round of the Pacific Life Open.

Sania beaten Peer 6-7 (7/9), 7-5, 6-3 for her fourth career win over Peer.Sania was very happy with her performance after the recent controversies. Sania, presently ranked 32nd in the world, said she was very happy as she was able to regain her focus after dropping the first set.

Sania has reached just one quarter-final this year. Sania earned a fourth-round meeting with Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova, the defending champion of the women’s tier one tournament that runs alongside the ATP Masters Series event.

Sania advances in Indian Wells.

Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek defeated Klaudia Jans and Gabriela Navratilova of Czech Republic in straight sets to advance to the second round of the $2,100,000 Pacific Life Open ladies doubles event.The Indo-American pair who have been ranked seventh in the tournament won 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Tier I hard-court event at Indian Wells, California.

Meanwhile Sania has been seeded 21 in the singles event and moved to the second round after getting a bye in the first round.Sania will face Ukrainian Olga Savchuk in the second round of the singles event.

Sania Finds New Coach.

Sania Mirza has hired the top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Sania is presently in Indian Wells where she’s playing the elite $2,100,000 Tier I tournament, started working with her new coach earlier this week.

Groeneveld has almost two decades of international coaching experience behind him and he has already worked with players like Mary Pierce, Michael Stich, Greg Rusedski and Nicolas Kiefer among others in the past. Groeneveld will coach Sania during Grand Slams and Tier I tournaments. He will work in tandem with her father Imran.

Sania’s Dubai campaign begins.

Sania Mirza and her partner Francesca Schiavone have already reached the quarter-finals of the $1,500,000 Barclay’s Dubai Tennis Championships after winning their first round encounter in straight sets.

They have beaten Wild Card pair of Svetlana Kuznetsova and Amelie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-4 in the opening match at the WTA Tier-II Hard court event.

The winner duo will next play the winners of the match between top seeded pair Cara Black and Liezel Huber and Shuai Peng and Tiantian Sun.

Sania has already opened her singles campaign, where she has been given wild card entry, against Russian qualifier Vera Dushevina and beaten her to reach to the second round.Now she would be up against fourth seed Serbian sensation Jelena Jancovic.

Sania Reaches to the Finals of Australian Open But Lost The Match.

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 advances to the Mixed Doubles Semis but out from the doubles third round.

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.

Sania loses to Venus but advances in the doubles and mixed doubles.

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.