As per the latest sports updates, the ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has said in a press release that her target is to get gold medal at the London Olympics 2012, as she is fit to make a comeback after a serious injury.
Meanwhile, she did not played any tournament in the last year due to her knee injury, and made a comeback to the court in Auckland two weeks ago.
The 25-year-old tennis player had faced many injuries in her career including a chronic wrist injury that forced her to miss large tournaments in 2008, 2009 and in 2010.
Sania Mirza is ranked 106 in the world ranking and she lost the qualifying match against and failed in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, going down 6-4, 6-2 to Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova.
However, talking to media, Sania Miraza said, “It was my second singles match in the last five months — obviously I’m always coming back from a surgery process, and I’m on that again and it’s never easy.”
She said, “Of course I’m disappointed but I will try to take as many positives as I can. Not a lot of people know but I have extra-lax joints and I am double-jointed, because of which I’m more prone to getting injured in my joints, and hence that’s what’s happened.”
She further added that she has had two knee surgeries and a wrist surgery — it’s not easy.
According to her, she would eye on mixed doubles at the Olympics as well as would be paired with either Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes or Rohan Bopanna.
She said, “A medal’s a medal at the Olympics and it doesn’t matter whether you get it in singles, doubles or mixed.”
In addition, she said, “The fact that even though a lot of people say maybe it’s not a top priority, people are still going to play and they’re going to play to win a medal. I’m in a great position to choose from three people are in the top 12 in the world (in doubles) and obviously the best team will be put forward.”
At the end, she said, “India is a big country and the Olympics is very important to us.”