Sania to pair up with Bopanna

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

India's ace tennis player Sania Mirza will pair up with Rohan Bopanna in the Asian Hopman Cup 2006.

Sania to pair up with Bopanna

Hyderabad:

India's ace tennis player Sania Mirza will pair up with Rohan Bopanna to take on the Chinese challenge of Mao-Xin Gong and Shuia Zhang in the Asian Hopman Cup 2006 mixed team competition beginning here tomorrow. "Sania will team with Bopanna, after Leander Paes withdrew from the tournament in view of injuries to his index finger," All India Tennis Association secretary general Anil Khanna told reporters. Six teams from China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Phillippines and host India are taking part in the event. Uzbekistan has opted out of the event in view of the Asian Games, Khanna said. The winning team will get a wild card entry into the Hopman Cup Tournament to be held at Perth in Australia from December 30. The tournament will feature men's and women's single matches followed by a mixed doubles. Two groups of three teams will play roundrobin. It will carry prize money of $70,000. (PTI)

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