Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) president Syed Dilawar Abbas has last month announced inviting Sania Mirza to play a couple of mixed doubles matches to promote tennis in the country. �Sania has even promised to waive off her match fee and will charge only two million rupees as appearance money,� he had stated.
She said that during her younger says she had played tennis in Pakistan and found people very friendly.
�I have yet to receive a formal invitation to play exhibition matches in Pakistan. But whenever an opportunity comes, I would visit Pakistan to play matches,� The News quoted her as saying in Beijing.
Sania said that she knew that she had got followers in Pakistan. �I know Pakistan tennis followers love my game and want to see me in action. I am ready to come to Pakistan to play exhibition matches,� she said.She praised Pakistan tennis star Aisam-ul Haq and said that he could improve his ranking further provided he keeps on playing circuit tournaments. �He is a very good player, even better than his ranking suggests and has the ability to improve his ranking further,� she said.