Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sania Mirza goes to Australia with Virginia Ruano

Sania Mirza will pair up with former doubles number one Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the Australian Open next month.

Sania had reasonable success in the doubles events with Francesca Schiavone and Chia Jung Chuang this season but the 23-year-old will now team up with Pascual, who has 11 Grand Slams to her name, including 10 in doubles.

"I will be playing with Virginia Ruano Pascual in the Australian Open and if we do well, we'll continue to play together," Sania said.

Sania, who won the 2009 Australian Open mixed doubles title combining with Mahesh Bhupathi, said the season gone by has been extremely good as she finished inside the top 100 for the five successive year.

"For Indian tennis, it was an extremely good year.

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