Sania Mirza and Cara Black, The world is at her feet! Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is right back where she belongs- at the numero uno spot with doubles partner Cara Black.
The world is at her feet! Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza is right back where she belongs- at the numero uno spot in the Tennis world after landing the Final trophy at the WTA Finals in Singapore with doubles partner Cara Black.
The Hyderabad-born had decided to prolong her career in doubles arena and with the recent accolades in her bag, there’s no stopping the 27-year old.
Not too long ago, Sania amidst a political controversy when the former was appointed the brand ambassador of Telangana and was questioned the Grand Slam winner’s patriotism towards the country (since Sania is married to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik). But a determined Sania Mirza revealed that she is past those recent political remarks which questioned her patriotism and is currently concentrating on her game.
Speaking to the media in Hyderabad on Tuesday, the Indian tennis star even stated about hanging up the boots way back in 2010. “In 2010, I thought I was going to retire. And here I am in 2014, playing the best tennis of my life. You never know what’s going to happen in an athlete’s life. Hopefully, I can get to my goal of becoming No. 1 next year and keep this form going. My present is good and I don’t live in the past. I did get a bit emotional earlier when my patriotism was questioned but there are a few silly people out there that we must ignore.”
Who will forget her ‘weeping face’ on national news channel where the former cried her heart out stating the love towards her country. It was Telangana BJP leader K Laxman who had described the 27-year old as “non-local” and “daughter-in-law” of Pakistan that really sent the eyeballs rolling. She cleared, “I was really sad yesterday. It is really upsetting for me. I don’t know if it happens in any other country. I don’t know how many times I will have to justify my Indianness, prove my patriotism.”
“I am married to Shoaib Malik, who is from Pakistan. I am an Indian, who will remain an Indian until the end of my life,” Sania said in a statement to the press.
With the current WTA achievement, Sania is basking under the glory of success and clearly shut those murky mouths that questioned her patriotism.