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Serena anxious about Sania challenge



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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."
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yay serena cmon win this title

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Cool, I can't wait for the event.

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serena is really nice. lol

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Come on, Serena. Whoop her ass!
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Go Serena!!!! Take the title back to Florida!!!

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yay so Serena is coming to india! BUT please there is no need to be anxious! spare the poor girl.
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its more like excitement for her than anxiety!! A lot of em would also be cheering for serena for sure!! They lov her

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Serena is sparing her. She knows what she's doing. She is going to India and getting paid a lot of money and she gets to see all the Indian people shower their love on Sania. If I were in Serena's shoes I would play this tourney too.

I saw Sania play in Cincinnati and I saw all of her supporters and was nice to watch. I LOVED it. She's a HUGE STAR in India. And she plays Tennis. This is great for the game and for India girls and boys to pick up a raquet play this sport!!!

I know Serena would like to see the country behind Sania. Also to play Sania in her hometown is a great way for Serena to work on mental focus.

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where does it say Serena's "anxious"?

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Posted Saturday , February 03, 2007 at 18:58
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IN SANIA'S HOME: Serena says Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania Mirza.









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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."
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IN SANIA'S HOME: Serena says Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania Mirza.









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New Delhi: Serena Williams says Sania Mirza is a much improved player now than she was two years ago, and the prospects of taking on the young rival on her home turf is a good enough reason for her to visit India.

"I saw Sania at the Australian Open and she played even better than when she played me in 2005. She is certainly a good player, a strong and solid player," the eight-time Grand Slam winner said in Florida.

The former world number one, who made a robust return from a lengthy injury lay-off by winning the Australian Open last month, will be the main attraction at the $175,000 Sony Ericsson International women's event in Bangalore starting February 12.

Serena said Sania, the first Indian woman to win a singles title, need not be apprehensive about being in the same half of the draw as her.


"She is a strong player and it will be interesting to play her on her turf," she said.

"Indian tennis seems to be all about Sania and I want to see all that. I am really excited about coming to India."

The Australian Open was her first Grand Slam win in two years and it saw the American jump from 85 to 14 in world rankings.

Serena used the break to dabble in acting and fashion designing.

She said Sania must also learn to strike a balance between tennis and other pursuits in life. "She should try not to be distracted but also be happy as well. She must do what she wants in life," Serena said.

The 25-year-old denied there was any lack of motivation to play a lower level tournament after winning a Grand Slam. "The schedule was fixed before I won," she said.

Serena said it was satisfying to beat world number one Maria Sharapova in the final but believed there won't be any advantage from the major win to carry forward in to the Bangalore event.

"It feels good but it was last month. This is going to be a new week, new game. She (Sharapova) too must have gone home now, probably she was furious she lost to me."

Serena was confident that her sister Venus too would make a strong comeback to the game. "Definitely she is capable of it. If anybody can do it, certainly she can."
It's refreshing to see top notch player like serena acknowledge the talent of youngsters in the field. For sure she's a good player, but she's bringing intelligence into sometimes a selfish diva world. These "top players" always think, breath, talk about herself.

Way to go Serena

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I'm glad Serena is still committed to this tournament when she could of easily pulled out. Good luck Babygirl!!!
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show up and win, Serena.
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