Sania Mirza: Rio The Final Frontier For Tennis Ace

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has been a household name in India in recent years. Since bursting into the scene more than a decade back, the tennis star has managed to scale height that no woman in the sport from India had previously reached.
Having been involved in two previous Olympic Games, Sania will be aiming to improve on her previous performances at the quadrennial event.
She will be partnering Prarthana Thombare in the women’s doubles category, and will team up with Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles for the Games.
Sania Mirza has previously participated at the 2008 and the 2012 Olympic Games, and had reached the quarters of the mixed-doubles category in 2012 alongside Leander Paes, her furthest participation at the Games. In women’s doubles, her best showing has been a second round appearance.
While improving her record at the Games will be among the top of her priorities, with mixed doubles representing a good chance of winning a medal, Sania will also be looking to quieten some of the naysayers back home.