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I hope to improve upon my current rankings: Sania

Last updated on: November 9, 2012 10:01 IST

I hope to improve upon my current rankings: Sania



She might have reached her career-best ranking in doubles this year but Sania Mirza feels that there is a scope to improve her ranking further.

"It has been a very good year. If I look back, it is this year I won a Grand Slam, reached career-best ranking. I won three titles, six finals. So it is a very good year but as a player one can't be satisfied," Sania said.

"I hope I can win more titles, and if I don't, then there is something wrong with my motivation. I hope I can better my ranking next year and also win more titles."

Sania, who was left in the sidelines after suffering a knee injury, said she will be back on the court in another fortnight.

"I will start playing in two weeks. I have been on a break for three weeks and I will see how my knee feels. So I will take a call in a couple of weeks."

Image: Sania Mirza
Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images


'I will support India'

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Asked about the upcoming series between India and Pakistan, Sania said: "I think the two nations are playing after a long time. Even a practice match comes on TV when these countries play. I think it is a great news for sports, it is the healthiest form of rivalry. I will support India.

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I might be there for a match or two but then I will have to leave for Australia," she said.

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Former captain Mohd Azharuddin was given a clean chit by Court. Asked what she feels about it, Sania said: "If we speak about it and discuss it, it won't make any difference. The court has already said and he must be very relieved.

"I met him at Formula One and I sent him a message, saying, I am sure it came as a big relieve. It has been 12 years. I can't imagine what he must have gone through as a sportsperson."

Sania also said she is planning to start an academy in Hyderabad for budding tennis players.

Image: Sania Mirza with husband Shoaib Malik
Photographs: Getty Images

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