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Sania to open academy next year

New Delhi,Oct 14, 2012 pti:

With an aim to give back something to the sport that brought her fame and wealth, Sania Mirza is now all set to start her own tennis academy in Hyderabad.

The academy is under construction near the outskirts of the city ands is expected to be launched in March next year.

“I had been thinking about it for past few years now. I always wanted to give something back to sport and to India in whatever way. Sharing experience and trying to provide players a platform to perform at the highest level is the best way to give something back to the game,” Sania said.

“Hopefully, if not in the next 5 years, may be in 10 years, 12 years, we will have players coming out of that academy,” she added. The academy is being constructed on a four acre land and will have nine hard courts to start with.

Gradually, there will be nine more hard courts along with three clay courts. Sania’s father Imran Mirza who is writing a book on the journey of his daughter said that they were planning to rope in a few sponsors so that the trainees at the academy find it easy to train. The news of her pairing with American doubles great Bob Bryan has been there for some time but India’s No 1 player refused to comment on the possible pairing.


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