Hyderabad looks forward to Sania-Maria clash

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

It is celebration time in Hyderabad after local girl Sania Mirza's third round victory in the US Open.

Hyderabad looks forward to Sania-Maria clash

Hyderabad:

It is celebration time in Hyderabad after local girl Sania Mirza's third round victory in the US Open. There is no limit to the excitement of the Mirza family at having their daughter reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam singles event. Her sister Anam Mirza has made special prayers ahead of Sania's next match against Maria Sharapova, which she says "is going to be so exciting".Mental toughnessVeteran tennis players, who have seen Sania grow up on the tennis courts, say Sania has the mental toughness to sparkle on the big stage."It is the proudest moment in her life. Even if she loses the match against the top seed it is fine," said Bhasker, Retired Advocate.Hyderabad, just like the rest of the country, is waiting for the big match on Sunday evening to watch the two most glamorous women in world tennis battle each other. "She will play the best tennis in this match, irrespective of the result I think she will definitely enjoy the occasion. She will cherish this match," said cricketer V V S Laxman.The Sania Mania is only increasing Grand Slam after Grand Slam. Prayers and excitement about Mirza taking on Sharapova is much much more than what it was during her clash against Serena Williams in the Australian Open.



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