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Mirage
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:12 PM
I found an article on Sania and she really fancies her chances against Serena!

http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=40960

Melbourne, January 19: Teen tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Wednesday said she fancied her chances against top American Serena Williams whom she runs into in the third round of the Australian Open Grand Slam on Friday.

"Well, she won in 48 minutes today and gave away three games... I won in 50 minutes and also gave away three games. So who knows," Sania said after recording a historic win to become only the first Indian woman to reach the third round of a Grand Slam.

The 18-year-old Hyderabadi walloped 84th ranked Petra Mandula of Hungary 6-2 6-1 in 50 minutes in the second round. The best ever performance by an Indian woman hitherto had been the second round appearance of Nirupama Sanjeev at the same Grand Slam in 1998.

Sania, ranked 166, said the clash with world number seven Serena was "the biggest match of her life" and that if she enjoyed herself on the court she would learn a few things along the way.

"It is the biggest match of my life and I think it is hard to plan too much for it. I am just going to go out there, enjoy playing on a show court," she said in an interview.

"I feel in matches like this, what is most important is that you focus on yourself, put in 200 per cent and play the match of your life," Sania said.

"I feel if I can do that I can beat anyone and I should not worry about who is on the other side (of the net)."

Sania said although she carried the expectations of a billion people, the pressure would be more on Serena since she was expected to win.

"The way I see it, I have nothing to lose. Whatever I do on court, I will learn something that will help me in the future.

"On the other hand, Serena will be playing a wild card in front of millions of people watching across the world, someone who she is expected to beat easily. The way I see it, all the pressure is on her."

Sania also said she cherished winning the Wimbledon girls doubles title more than the second round win today.

"Obviously it is wonderful to do well at your first grand slam but I am not here to make up the numbers, I am here to win events," she said.

"So I would rate my win in the junior doubles in Wimbledon in 2003 higher than this.

"The (doubles) win at the Hyderabad Open last year was very satisfying too. This day is right up there but I would not say it is the happiest day. Maybe, if I beat Serena..."

©@®eLess
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:15 PM
go Sania :)

sartrista7
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Sania's attitude is fabulous. Good on her.

alexusjonesfan
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:20 PM
What the hell would be a good chant for Sania?

Chalo Sania?...Sania Zindabad? :o

Drimal
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:22 PM
Go Sania and win! :bounce:

What a good attitude for a tennis player! :D

After the terrible tsunami desaster which touched also India badly it would be a very nice thing if Sania Mirza would realize other sensations! :D

Sabatinifan
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:26 PM
[QUOTE=drimal04]Go Sania and win! :bounce:

What a good attitude for a tennis player! :D

After the terrible tsunami desaster which touched also India badly it would be a very nice thing if Sania Mirza would realize other sensations! :D[/QUOT

there is a photo on the ausopen.org site of her and Mahesh collecting money for the Tsunami victims if anyone was interested

grmbl
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:53 PM
Who is she.. ?? :p

Go Serena!

tom2791
Jan 19th, 2005, 07:52 PM
there is a photo on the ausopen.org site of her and Mahesh collecting money for the Tsunami victims if anyone was interested
This one:

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_0118_tsunami_appeal.jpg

Sania is probably soon going to appear on my list of favourites soon. In my opinion, she has captured alot of people's hearts this Australian Open. Hopefully she will do well in Hyderabad too if she plays singles there!

jimbo mack
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:00 PM
she has a great attitude!

*Jool*
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Good luck Sania !!:bounce:
Hope you'll do well !

JenFan75
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Good luck Mirza! Beat her!

Becool
Jan 19th, 2005, 08:55 PM
:) Nice attitude :)

But she won't :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:00 PM
go sania ;) :D :)

good luck :kiss: ;)

Wta_Spider
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:26 PM
Good luck sania......I know she will lose but give a fight...That's what it's all about.

Venus+Serena#1fan
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:45 PM
Well im sure she will enjoy herself playing Serena, i hear she has a good game and lots of potential.

However, if Serena plays like she did in her 2nd round, she'll still loose easily, so hopefully Rena will have a solid form anyway.

looks like Mirza has a few similarities to Serena's attuitude on court, which is a winners one.

abbygael
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:59 PM
I serena can dream that she is still and number 1, why cant she dream of beating serena??

Go Sania

TS
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Sania :hearts: I love her more and more every day :D

TFan1156
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:09 PM
Yea she sounds confident but all the confidence in the world will not help if you are way outclassed. Powder puff draw for Serena so far...

Scotso
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Good luck Sania :)

darrinbaker00
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:34 PM
I hope Sania thoroughly enjoys every one of her 45 minutes on court tomorrow..... ;)

glamorama
Jan 19th, 2005, 11:41 PM
I hope Sania thoroughly enjoys every one of her 45 minutes on court tomorrow..... ;)

You think she'll only need 45 minutes to beat Serena? :eek:

I think it'll take her at least 55 ;)

Seriously, she'll probably lose horribly, but I'm so happy for Sania making history by getting this far, and I wouldn't be surprised if she beats Serena in a few years' time.

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Sania! :hearts:

Paneru
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:21 AM
That's the type of attitude any competitor
should have no matter who they are playing.

With that said, Serena
will beat her in two sets! :cool:

darrinbaker00
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:46 AM
You think she'll only need 45 minutes to beat Serena? :eek:

I think it'll take her at least 55 ;)
If Mariana Alves is in the chair, it'll only take 40. ;)

SpikeyAidanm
Jan 20th, 2005, 01:51 AM
I like Sania, so sweet :)

Dava
Jan 20th, 2005, 01:54 AM
syhe rocks i saw ahe rplay in the wrexham cxa;llner in 2004 i wish hr luck!! GO SANIE!!!

alexusjonesfan
Jan 20th, 2005, 01:54 AM
That's the type of attitude any competitor
should have no matter who they are playing.

With that said, Serena
will beat her in two sets! :cool:
wordwrap hon, wordwrap

harloo
Jan 20th, 2005, 01:56 AM
confident little qualifier, maybe it will make for an interesting matchup but I highly doubt Serena is shaking in her lime green tennis boots worrying about playing a qualifier in front of millions of viewers. NOT!!

:lol:

skanky~skanketta
Jan 20th, 2005, 03:35 AM
i'm glad her attitude comes across as confident and not arrogant. naturally she'll be nervous and probably lose easily, but i hope she pushes serena in at least one set.

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 20th, 2005, 03:38 AM
confident little qualifier, maybe it will make for an interesting matchup but I highly doubt Serena is shaking in her lime green tennis boots worrying about playing a qualifier in front of millions of viewers. NOT!!

:lol:
She's a wildcard not a qualifier, dumbass :)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jan 20th, 2005, 05:03 AM
I hope she takes Serena to 3 sets. I want Serena to win of course, but she simply has not been pushed by her opponents yet. Unlike Venus, who has already run into two heavy hitters.

hingis-seles
Jan 20th, 2005, 05:32 AM
Serena will be all over Sania's serve and will probably attack the backhand if she has watched any of Sania's matches. They showed a telephone interview with Sania on tv last night, where she said she was really happy to be playing on one of the showcourts like Rod Laver Arena or Vodafone and that she is really proud of her accomplishment here. There's a lot of excitement in the subcontinent about Sania's performance at the AO this year.

Viggen, how does this sound for a chant:

"Jeetay gee bhai jeetay gee, Sania jeetay gee" :lol:

BoomKat
Jan 20th, 2005, 05:34 AM
:applaud: Go Mirza!!

HotSpot
Jan 20th, 2005, 05:36 AM
i like it... what too bad Serena is my pav!!!

Prizeidiot
Jan 20th, 2005, 06:12 AM
Good on her... that's all I can say about it

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jan 20th, 2005, 06:21 AM
She's a wildcard not a qualifier, dumbass :)

:lol: Which one are you..Beavis or Butthead ?? ;)

Chunchun
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:16 AM
she thinks she can beat Serena? :haha: :smash:

Greenout
Jan 20th, 2005, 07:50 AM
This is great, I love reading spirited articles like this. :)

Junex
Jan 20th, 2005, 09:26 AM
confident little qualifier, maybe it will make for an interesting matchup but I highly doubt Serena is shaking in her lime green tennis boots worrying about playing a qualifier in front of millions of viewers. NOT!!

:lol:


Oh harloo you never learn!.... :devil: :p

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 20th, 2005, 09:46 AM
she thinks she can beat Serena? :haha: :smash:
Did she say that? ;) You clearly don't read the article :haha: