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.