Vijay Amritraj backs Sania

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:37 IST

Sania Mirza on Wednesday got a pat on the back from former tennis ace Vijay Amritraj, who said there was nothing missing from the teenager's game.

Vijay Amritraj backs Sania

New Delhi: The inconsistent Sania Mirza on Wednesday got a pat on the back from former tennis ace Vijay Amritraj, who said there was nothing missing from the teenager's game and her progress should not be judged on a weekly basis. "I see nothing wrong with Sania's game. She had done remarkably well over the last two-three years," the former Davis Cup captain said in New Delhi. However, Amritraj said that the Hyderabadi needed to improve her consistency at the highest level of the game. Sania has had some good results in the last few weeks, but her wins over higher ranked opponents, notably former world number one Martina Hingis in Korea, have been usually followed by reversals against players ranked below her. "Everyone strives to be more and more consistent but very few manage that," Amritraj, who reached a career-high ranking of 13, said. "One should judge her over a whole season. As a rule, if she has five or six good weeks in a season, she can maintain her ranking." But he pointed out that it was more important to do well in bigger events such as the Grand Slams, Masters Series and Tier I events, as they carried more ranking points. (PTI)
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