Sania Mirza: My sister told me that I won it without much drama

first_imgSania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the US Open women’s doubles title by defeating fourth-seeded Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3, 6-3 in the final. In an exclusive interview to India Today, Mirza said, “I felt accomplished and was ready to focus on what was coming next.” US Open title was her second Grand Slam title this year. Her sister after congratulating her win said, “Winning has become a habit for Sania. And this time she won the title without much drama, unlike previous occasions.”The No.1-ranked doubles player said 2015 had been an exceptional year in her career. “This year has been exceptional. To be able to win two Grand Slams and to reach the No. 1 rankings and staying there for the last couple of months, it feels special,” Sania said.Also read: Sania Mirza honoured to play alongside Roger Federer “I have had an amazing career. If someone had told me that I would achieve everything I did, when I started playing tennis, I would have taken it with both hands,” Sania said.Sania and Martina rallied past their opponents to glory at the US Open hard courts without dropping a set.”Hardcourts suit my game little bit more than the grass does. It’s good that we could win on grass even though it was difficult. I have always played well at hardcourts whether it was in March or the beginning of the year. She said she was looking forward to the WTA Finals in Singapore where she would be defending the title.advertisementAlso read: Sania Mirza meets Modi after US Open mixed doubles win When asked if she was gunning more titles with her Swiss partner Hingis, Sania said: “We are the No.1 pair and we will try and play our best tennis. We cannot always do that, but we will try.”Leander Paes and Sania Mirza have been consistent in the recent past and have raised the expectations for an Olympics medal in Rio next year. Speaking on the chances of a mixed doubles medal, Saina said, “Rohan and Leander have been playing really well. We will try and put the best team forward and try our best at Rio.”Sania said she was motivated and was inspired to keep playing the sport. “Every time I play a slam, every time I play a  big tournament I am going to try and win it. I will try and keep the No. 1 ranking going,” she said.When talking about men’s doubles, she said, “Leander and Mahesh have done so much for men’s doubles. Rohan has been playing well, he deserves a Grand Slam title. Sumit (Nagal) has been doing well. It’s great he won the Wimbledon juniors title.  It’s important for the younger generation to come through.”last_img