‘It is rather encouraging to look Ankita have the ones couple of wins in opposition to the highest 100 gamers’
IMAGE: We will have to attempt to goal higher than Sania, says Sania Mirza. :Sania Mirza/Twitter
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels Ankita Raina’s efficiency within the contemporary Fed Cup used to be encouraging however the group should development to the following stage.
India retained their position within the Asia/Oceania Team 1 with a 2-Zero win over Chinese language Taipei within the Fed Cup relegation play-off final week. India had misplaced to China and Kazakhstan within the festival.
“We’ve at all times come again empty passed. We see nice development in younger skill however by no means make the following leap. This is one thing we’re utterly lacking,” Sania mentioned, in New Delhi, on Tuesday.
“It is rather encouraging to look Ankita have the ones couple of wins in opposition to the highest 100 gamers. Despite the fact that they got here out at the dropping finish of the tie you continue to must take the small sure out,” she added.
Requested about who has the possible to be the following Sania, the 31-year-old mentioned the she will have to now not be the benchmark for the impending skill.
“I’ve been requested about who’s the following Sania for plenty of a few years and I’ve at all times mentioned why subsequent Sania? We will have to attempt to goal higher than Sania. Why simply me.”
IMAGE: Ankita Raina celebrates. : Ankita Raina/Twitter
Sania, whose doubles score has dipped to 14 because of a harm lay-off, feels endurance is the important thing to luck and the younger technology should stay running onerous.
Winner of six Grand Slam titles, Sania, has been out of motion since October 2017 because of an harm in her proper knee however she is longing for a French Open comeback.
“I do not truly have a time period (for restoration) at this time, I can’t put a date to it. Each day is fight for me. However French Open is in would possibly finish, confidently I can be again by way of then,” she mentioned.
Requested concerning the go back of stalwarts like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to the circuit, Sania mentioned girls’s tennis has incredible intensity.
“Ladies’s tennis hasn’t ever been a monopoly but even so Serena. Excluding her it used to be at all times kind of someone. It used to be handiest when Serena loses that it turns into broad open,” she mentioned.
“Ladies’s tennis has incredible depths and due to this fact you spot many low-ranked gamers defeating an international No five or a No 2. Serena might be again and I believe she’s the best tennis participant we have now ever had,” Sania added.
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