Sania confident of winning Asian Games medal despite injury

NEW DELHI: Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza is confident of continuous her Asian Games record with any other medal on this yr's event - if she recovers from damage in time.

Sania, considered India's highest ever ladies's tennis player, has accomplished a minimum of one medal at each Asiad meet since 2006 and hopes this yr's games in Indonesia will likely be no other.

But the 31-year-old has been sidelined since October with a knee damage, and her former primary doubles score - the primary ever for an Indian within the ladies's event - has slipped to 14.

Sania said she has each intention of competing within the Games starting August, if her knee had recovered.

"I am hoping to be back within a couple of months," she said in an interview in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"I have always come back with a medal so if I go, then hopefully I will come back with one again."

Her closing Asiad appearance in South Korea in 2014 led to a gold within the combined doubles and bronze within the doubles event.

She made waves in 2005 as the primary Indian to win a WTA singles name. She reached the fourth spherical of the US Open in the same yr, and by means of 2007 was probably the greatest 30 ladies's avid gamers in the world.

But a wrist damage ended her singles dream and targeted her energies into doubles tennis, the place a partnership with Swiss great Martina Hingis earned them three Grand Slam titles.

They later split in 2016.

The Indian superstar rated Serena Williams the "greatest player" of the open technology, and predicted she would return top of her sport after giving start to a woman in September closing yr.

There was "unbelievable depth" within the ladies's sport, she added.

"A person who is five in the world may win a slam, or a person you have never heard of may win," Sania said.
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