Sunday, September 04, 2005

Sania Mirza vs Maria Sharapova

This the first time I saw Sania Mirza play tennis. Everbody expected to be outbeaten by Sharpova, and thats what happened. There are some very obvious things Mirza needs to improve on. The media has to been talking about that. The first and foremost is her service. If she is to be a force to be contended with, the serve needs to rise a few notches above what it is right now. The next thing is her fitness. She needs to train harder and build herself. She is a short girl given the height of women players. She needs to be much fitter to compete at this level of the game. She showed great spirit and ambition. You can tell she has the fire and the desire to be a champ. She also has some good groundstrokes. People have been talking about her strong forehand. The fourth round appearance was her best ever performance. This will definitely get her ranking pushed higher than her current 42. Given the dearth of sporting heros in India, she could tryly become one. It is important for her not to lose her focus in all the adulation and remember that the game always comes first. At this point it seems she is taking each step at a time and that whats she needs to keep doing. She does deserve credit for being where she is. Three Cheers for Sania Mirza!!!!


Navneet Sharma said...

This blog has some interesting posts on Sania Mirza (her game and more)...

Thought you might be interested..


katrina said...

Sania Mirza is a Indian tennis player. She was born in Mumbai & now lives in Hyderabad.

Coached by her father Imran Mirza, she began playing tennis at the age of six, turning

professional in 2003. She was the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India,

with career high rankings of number 31 in singles & 24 in doubles.
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