Tokyo 2020: Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, India’s women doubles tennis athletes, leave for the Olympics
Sania Mirza is joined by another Indian tennis player. They both will be making their debut at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Sania Mirza is a prominent Indian tennis player. She is selected to represent India in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Officially announced the entries for the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, July 1. The event will be starting on July 23. Sania will joined by Ankita Raina, a well-known Indian tennis player who will make her debut at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
All set for Sania Mirza’s 4th Olympics in Tokyo
The 34-year old Indian Tennis player will be marking her presence at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Ankita Raina, an Olympic debutant, was also competing alongside Sania Mirza at the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles.
Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna won the first round of The Championships with a stunning start.
Kiren Rijiju’s letter of gratitude to Mirza & Raina
Kiren Rijiju, Union Sports Minister, took to Twitter to congratulate Sania Mirza (women’s doubles tennis) and Ankita Raina (men’s doubles tennis) to represent India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He also stated that this would be Sania’s fourth Olympics and Raina’s first appearance.
Many fans noticed Kiren Rijiju’s tweet immediately and shared their best wishes for him. They also expressed their pride in India by wishing them success at the Olympics.
Fans also expressed their excitement at Ankita Raina’s Olympic debut. They wished them luck as they move forward towards a successful tournament.
Sania Mirza, her doubles partner, and American tennis player Bethanie Matttek-Sands are currently performing at Wimbledon 2021 Women’s Doubles.
Sania, along with Nadiia Kichenko, a Ukrainian tennis player, recently returned to the Hobart International tour in Jan 2020 after extended maternity leave. Mirza’s injury to his calf caused the duo to lose their first-round match at the Australian Open 2020.
The young and the veteran
Mirza, a veteran of the game, has displayed remarkable resilience and endurance throughout his career. Mirza: “Amazingly, it’s been 29 years since I began my tennis journey as a child.
The six-time doubles champion says that she has enjoyed every minute of it. She is still passionate about the game, which is why she is still here. Mirza was part of a young Latvian women’s team that participated in an away tie at Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup).
Sania did not participate in any of the tie matches where the visitors lost 3-1. They were defeated despite a strong performance by Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi, and others in singles matches.
To win the doubles match Rutuja Bhosale was partnered with Zeel Desai. Mirza reflects on the performance and says, “We have some talent in this country, but it needs to be properly nurtured.”
Ankita Raina, the partner of Mirza in the Tokyo Olympics, stated earlier that they are very compatible during an interview with The Bridge. Raina stated that Sania is a great player from the deuce court, but she has also played some of her best doubles tennis on the ad side.
Mirza-Raina has a remarkable 5-0 record at Billie Jean King Cup. They will face much more difficult challenges as they plan their strategy for Tokyo.
Sania Mirza and Ankita, her double woman’s partner, leave for Tokyo Olympics.
Sania is the first Indian female athlete to compete at Tokyo Olympics. She will be competing in Tokyo 2020. The event starts on July 23. Ankita Raina will make her debut at this showpiece event.
Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina, India’s women doubles tennis athletes, leave for the Olympics Tokyo 2020.
Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza, the flag bearers of the Indian tennis contingent, are currently heading to Tokyo for this year’s Olympics.
According to the Sports Authority of India, Sania Mirza and Ankita have seen together at Hyderabad Airport on Monday. After official announcements, Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina confirmed as representing India in the women’s doubles at Tokyo 2020.
Sania will now be the first Indian female athlete to compete at four Olympics. She will be competing in Tokyo 2020. The event is scheduled on July 23. Where Ankita Raina will make her debut at this showpiece event.
Sumit Nagal, an Indian tennis star, and ace selected for the Tokyo Olympics. He withdrawn from the men’s singles.
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Japan has been home to 13 sports athletes and their support staff: badminton and archery, swimming, weightlifting and gymnastics, rowing, weightlifting, sailing, shooting, boxing, and rowing.
Super-mom is in the making.
In 2018, Sania Mirza gave life to her son Izhaan. Mirza was accompanied by Nadiia Kievchenok, a Ukrainian woman, at 2020 Hobart International. The pair won the event by beating Peng Shuai and Zheng Shuai, a Chinese couple.
Mirza was able to withstand the pandemic that disrupted tennis tours’ schedules. She worked hard off-court to get in shape for competitive tennis. She not granted a visa for the United Kingdom because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Mirza’s caretaker and son received assistance from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, which allowed them to obtain the visas.
She plans to play in a few grass-court tune-up events over the next week before preparing for the Olympics. Mirza, 34, is confident that she will make a smooth transition to the new surface.
The bounce on hard courts is more consistent, and the ball can rise. Mirza said that it is easier to return from hard courts to grass than vice versa because on grass, the ball is low and skids through, while on hard courts, the bounce is uneven.
Legendary doubles player
Sania Mirza has won 42 doubles titles during her distinguished career. For 91 weeks, she was the World No.1 doubles ranking player. She won doubles matches at an almost 70% win rate. She was a two-time champion of the year-ending championships – with Cara Black (partnering) and Martina Hingis (partnering).
Mirza is well-acclimatized for the Ariake Tennis Park. There the Olympics will take place. In 2013, she won the Toray Pan Pacific title, held at Ariake Tennis Park in 2014 and 2015. She also won it in 2015 with Cara Black and Barbora Strycova.