Will put our best foot forward at Rio: Sania

Will put our best foot forward at Rio: Sania

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has said that she and her mixed doubles partner Rohan Bopanna will put their best foot forward to win a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics.

Sania, along with her partner Bopanna, started their Olympics campaign on a positive note, defeating Sam Stosur and Jonathan Peers of Australia in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Sania and Bopanna will now take on the British combination of Andy Murray and Heather Watson on Friday for a place in the semi-finals.

“Personally for me, it would be amazing to win a medal at the Olympics, which I don’t have. It would mean the world for us. We would do whatever we can and put our best forward,” Sania said after the match.

Bopanna, who sealed the match in the 10th game with three big aces, heaped praise on Sania.

“You feel a lot better as she brings the best out of me. We put a lot of pressure while returning to their serves which made a big difference,” Bopanna said.

“We were lucky to get a couple of breaks in the first set but unfortunately I could not hold serve at 5-4. We, however, managed to fight back and close it out with Sania serving.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here