Tennis Player Sania Mirza has qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016. She is all set to symbolize the country. Meanwhile, she rejected to take medal in the Rio Games.
During the matches, Sania will pair up with young Prarthana Thombare in women’s doubles and with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles in the Games.
For the Rio Olympics, she will practise the same way which she used to do for every big tournament.
“You try and play every tournament, play every match at merit, give your best and hopefully come back with a medal. If you don’t (win a medal) then you try again. You cannot sit and predict what is going to happen,” Sania told PTI in an interaction
When reporters asked about her chemistry with Bopanna, she alleged, “It’s been very good. Me and Rohan have known each other for a very long time, we have played a lot together. So we are looking forward to playing together in Olympics.”
“You have to be your own inspiration, you have to be there because you want to be there (in the Olympics). The biggest inspiration is for playing for your country and there cannot be bigger inspiration than that,” she said.
“As tennis players, we can’t really prepare (ourselves) for one thing that comes you know. I am playing in Canada aweek before the Olympics. This will be my third Olympics, we prepare for it the same way we prepare for every big tournament that we play, be it Wimbledon or US Open. So, we are looking forward to it,” said the 29-year-old.
Sania said, “I am going to Rio for the Olympics. I am sure we will try and take whatever precautions we can. But there is no so to say an injection or something you can take.”
“I have already taken the yellow fever injection which was supposed to take. We will see whatever we can do but I am going for the Olympics,” she added.
Sania said, “But I am sure there will be some nerves, I hope there will be, because nerves are always good to have. She has been around me for a long time and hopefully that experience should help her.”
Asked how will she react if she faces her doubles partner Martina Hingis on the opposite side, Sania said, “I have already faced her twice this year — in Australian Open and French Open. We have played against each other, so there is no reaction.
29 yr old said, “It is very tough for us to play against each other because we are such good friends and we know each other in and out. But at the end of the day we are professionals. So, we have to go out and give our best and whoever is better on that day wins. But hopefully if it happens it should happen in the final.”
She further added, “Let’s hope I have a long career ahead, nobody knows what’s going to happen in future. I thought I was going to finish my career in 2010 and here in 2016 I am still playing.
“I thought it was the right time, there is no right or wrong time, it’s what you feel what is the right time for you. For me I felt like so good time to do it. I have a lot of stories to tell and have been able to tell. If I have more, we can always write a sequel,” Sania said.