Rio Games: Sania Mirza conveys choice of mixed-doubles partner to AITA

first_imgSania Mirza has conveyed her decision to AITA about her preferred mixed doubles partner for the upcoming Rio Olympics in August. In the 2012 Games, Sania had partnered Leander Paes.”I have already spoken to AITA and conveyed my decision on the Olympic issue. They have a meeting on the 11th (June) and let’s wait for that,” Sania told PTI.Asked if she could hint at what happened during the discussion with AITA members, Sania denied to give away any details.”No, I won’t,” was her reply. (Bopanna and I are best bet for India at Rio )Most likely, Sania and Rohan Bopanna could pair in mixed doubles, the category where India have the best chance of winning a medal.However Sania, has now shifted her focus to Wimbledon where she and Martina Hingis will be defending their women’s doubles title.”Winning every tournament is a difficult thing. But it’s a pleasure being defending champions and there is pressure also. There was pressure first time also and it will be no different. We will take one match at a time, ” said the world No. 1.The duo had a 41-match winning streak that was broken in February this year, but Sania is confident that they will be able to keep the level up.(with PTI inputs)last_img

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