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My international career took off after the National Games in 2002: Sania Mirza

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Sania Mirza.

Khel Today Bureau 
New Delhi: Indian tennis diva Sania Mirza has no doubt in her mind that the National Games had given her international career a major boost.
“I was just 16 years old when I took part in the Games in 2002. I did well and came into the limelight. It proved to be the perfect impetus for my international career,” Sania said.
The trendsetting and path-breaking Hyderabadi went on to win six Grand Slam titles in a glittering career.
But before that, she had played plenty of tennis in India, starting nearly two decades back. From the junior nationals in Delhi to the National Games and then the WTA tournaments in Hyderabad.

Her journey has been an inspiration to almost every player, including Gujarat’s Ankita Raina.

The Super Mom is excited that the Games are being held in Gujarat, that too after a gap of seven years. “Here is wishing the organisers all success and the competitors the very best of luck in achieving their aspirations,” she said.
She has one simple message for all the competitors, and not just tennis players.

“This is the perfect platform to test yourself and, then, embark on the international stage,” she added.
She pointed out that National Games were unique, being a fusion of seasoned players, who have already scaled several peaks in the international arena, and rising stars. “The presence of top athletes in National Games is a great source of inspiration to the emerging talent,” Sania Mirza, now recovering from a wrist injury sustained ahead of the recent US Open, declared.

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