Sania eyeing senior league at Wimbledon

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

India's teen tennis sensation Sania Mirza is now making a determined bid to go for the senior doubles title in Wimbledon.

Sania eyeing senior league at Wimbledon

Hyderabad:

After her stupendous success in the junior circuit of Wimbledon last year, India's teen tennis sensation Sania Mirza is now making a determined bid to go for the senior doubles title in the prestigious tournament. "This time around, I may not play the junior doubles but am seriously thinking of entering the fray in the seniors doubles section," Sania said.Sania, who is currently ranked 189, is looking for a good partner in the women's doubles section of this year's Wimbledon slated to be held in June. Looking for partnerThough she has an "outside chance" to get into the main draw of women doubles, the 17-year-old is hoping that she will find a partner. "Earlier, I thought of playing the doubles in junior circuit for one last time but have almost given up the idea now," she said.Sania added that her focus will be on the senior league, but she ruled out playing singles at this stage. A combined ranking of 235 is needed to play the senior doubles at Wimbledon and Sania, with a ranking of 189, has to pair with a player with a ranking of 46 if she wants to get an entry into the grand slam. (PTI)



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