“It obviously wasn’t an ideal situation, but it was something that had to be done. My team helped me keep positive,” said Bhupathi, speaking to The Indian Express after he and Sania defeated Nathalie Dechy of France and Israel’s Andy Ram 6-3, 6-1 to win their first Slam together. While this was Bhupathi’s 11th, Sania got her first. “It’s always a dream to win a Grand Slam. It makes it more special because it’s with someone that I know for so long,” said Sania.
“This was my first Grand Slam final, and nerves obviously come into the picture. But I think we stepped it up after the first few games, and then suddenly we were on a roll,” she added.
The 22-year-old was playing in her first Grand Slam after surgery, and this will be a comeback to remember. In Sunday’s final, her stinging volleys left the opposition flat-footed on a few points, and her efforts were praised by her doubles partner. “I was telling Sania after the match that I’ve played with her so many times before, but the volleys today were by far the best I’ve seen her play. She’s playing after a long time, but it doesn’t surprise me at all to see how fit she is.
“Our opponents have won a Slam before, so they obviously know what they’re doing, but we came out all guns blazing from the start. I’m looking forward to playing other Slams with Sania too,” said Bhupathi.
Sania to miss Fed Cup
The already weakened Indian Fed Cup team will now have to do without Sania Mirza as well. The Indian, who was scheduled to fly to Perth after the Australian Open, will now return to India to recover from an abdominal injury. The team now have an even tougher task on their hands, with Australia and New Zealand among the competition.
Is it possible in India for a straight forward person to make his voice wiser among our idiotic politicians. India is a country ruled by idiots from national to state level. Even GOD can't change India.
What is Sania Mirza wearing and doing!!! Short clothes, hugging Hindu man in public. Please declare a Fatwa on her. She is a disgrace to us Muslims.
Hearty congratilation! Mahesh, Sania and Yuki.
Why Indian media try to sensatize these individual achievements as India's when none of these tournaments are played on country basis or these players represent their countries. Only Davis cup is played by countrybasis. This is try by media to improve their TRP taking advantage of ignorent Indian public.
Was saddened that Israeli Ram lost. However I am happy that the Indian pair won. Congrats Bhupati ! Congrats Sania !Congrats India !!!
Let's see: 1) Sania was wearing short shorts; 2) She was wearing figure showing tight T-shirt; 3) She was hugging a Christian male, Mahesh Bhupathi, to whom she is not related. Were the long-beards of Darul Uloom watching all this? Where is the fatwa?
congratulations!! I hope this is the first of many
HATS OFF FOR THESE PAIR - FOR MAKING ALL INDIANS PROUD - IT IS NOT FAIR HERE TO FORGET MAMBRI- MAY OUR COUTRY CAN GET SINGLES SLAMS .
That's great news! Congratulations to the Indian duo and best wishes for the future.
Congrats to our Indian winners.
Both of them did well.i think Indian sports teams going very sharply.i hope this victory is just a beginning and they will pursue their victory