New Delhi: Her participation in the Olympics may have been jeopardised by a first-round exit from the French Open but top Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Thursday asserted that she has done enough to "deserve" a wild card into the London Games.
Sania has had a successful season so far, forcing her way into four WTA finals and winning two titles. She, along with Russian Elena Vesnina, was also one the most successful pairs in the year 2011.
However, the first-round exit from the French Open, where she needed to defend 1400 points, meant that Sania may not find herself in the top-10 of the WTA doubles rankings by the June 11 cut-off mark. Only a top-10 player gets a direct entry into the women's doubles draw with the privilege to choose her partner.
Sania, currently ranked 10th, is a strong medal contender for India in the mixed doubles event, but to make the mixed doubles draw, she has to be in either singles or doubles main draw....more
01:19 PM, May 31, 2012