Billie Jean King Cup | Amazing opportunity to learn, feels Sania Mirza


Six-time champion says Indian ladies will get to grasp highest stage of tennis

Each problem is a chance to step out of 1’s consolation zone and develop into a greater individual.

Sania Mirza believes that it’s a nice alternative, particularly for Ankita Raina, Rutuja Bhosale and Karman Kaur Thandi, when India faces the formidable Latvia in its yard within the Billie Jean King Cup.

It’s a well-earned honour for the Indian’s girls’s crew to be competing within the World Group play-off. By competing laborious, the Indian gamers would be capable to persuade themselves concerning the path of progress mendacity forward of them.

Nothing to lose

“I simply need to inform them, you don’t have anything to lose. It’s actually a tremendous alternative, expertise and publicity to grasp the best stage of tennis.

“In [Jelena] Ostapenko and [Anasija] Sevastova, you’ve a Grand Slam champion, and somebody who has been within the top-50 on the earth for some time. Simply put your head down and play together with your coronary heart. The strain is on them, not on you. Benefit from the second,” mentioned the six-time Grand Slam champion Sania, when queried about her message for the crew.

The Indian crew has assembled in Jurmala for the tie to be performed on indoor laborious courts on April 16 and 17, towards former French Open champion Ostapenko and Latvia No. 1 Sevastova.

“Ankita is a bit forward of the opposite ladies, when it comes to rating at the very least. She has obtained a WTA occasion beneath her belt which is wonderful. All three, to make that subsequent huge step, have to do a couple of issues proper and loads of issues must fall into place. They’ve all put within the laborious work. It’s about clicking on the proper time.

Transfer ahead

“Enjoying good tennis throughout the alternatives they get, they’ll actually step it up and transfer ahead. I believe Ankita is a little bit nearer to that than the opposite two. Karman is somebody who may be very very proficient.

“She continues to be younger. I believe that staying damage free is crucial factor for her,” mentioned Sania, as she seen her teammates’ prospects.

At the same time as she focuses on the job at hand, Sania was keen to have a look at the larger image for the season, the Tokyo Olympics.

“I’m getting ready for Tokyo. With the COVID scenario, we have now to take it daily. I’m enjoying as a lot as I can beneath the circumstances. I’m trying ahead to my fourth Olympics. It’s an honour to characterize India.”

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