Medals are precious since people had written me off: Sania

Medals are precious since people had written me off: Sania

The Hyderabadi clinched two medals at the Asian Games after winning two at the Commonwealth Games in October.

She could not convert the Doha singles silver into gold at Guangzhou but the 24-year-old is satisfied to get back her fitness and rhythm which she said has brought her career back on track.

"A lot of people had written me off. They did not think, I could win a medal at Asian Games or at Commonwealth Games. I worked hard all through this year to be fit for these two events after the injury. So four medals in two months is a big achievement for me," Sania told PTI before catching a flight to Hyderabad.

"Nobody expected (medal) from me. The hopes were from badminton and shooting. I was unseeded in a decent field (at Guangzhou). I was a bit unlucky in the semifinals. But before that, defeating (Tamarine) Tanasugarn was satisfying. She's a regular on the Tour, in top-50, and doing well. And she had beaten me at Guangzhou early this year. So it gives me confidence that I am good enough to be there," she added.

Sania, who won a bronze in singles and silver in mixed doubles, is hoping the Tour will unfold differently for her in 2011.

"It's been few years that I played 8-9 months on Tour. So coming after injury and winning these medals is all the more precious. Hope in 2011 I play regularly on Tour," she said.

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