Indian world No.31 Sania Mirza gave a lengthy interview for IBN Live, and although the whole interview is worth reading, there are two parts that are exceptionally interesting.
Firstly, the interviewer’s lack of knowledge, which can surely irritate some people, but hahaha, I’m still laughing. Please read this:
Anuradha SenGupta: You are currently on an injury break?
Sania Mirza: No, it’s off season now.
Anuradha SenGupta: We have been reading that you were recovering from an injury.
Sania Mirza: Yes, but I am fine now.
Anuradha SenGupta: So, you okay then.
Sania Mirza: Yes, it doesn’t hurt me when I am talking.
OMG, this is fantastic. Hahaha.
Furthermore, the following statement of Sania Mirza confused me, I’ve never heard that theory.
“Injuries happen to everyone. I mean Sharapova has struggled with so many injuries this year. Also Indians are not genetically as tough as the Europeans are. We are not cut out to be in a totally physical sport. That’s a fact. A lot of people may disagree with me but I still believe that. And because of that we have to push our bodies a lot more. And hence if you are going to punish your bodies everyday I don’t think then it’s humanly possible to remain injury free. I lost three months this year because of my knee but that is something which happened when I was the fittest.”
Thanks to Diane of the Women Who Serve and Erwin of the Tennis Served Fresh who drew my attention to these parts of the interview.