India tennis ace Sania Mirza has been out of action since October 2017 due to a knee injury, and the former world no 1 women’s doubles player is likely to miss another couple months at least due to rehabilitation. Sania is currently suffering from jumpers knee, that she caught up during October 2017. Sania missed the first grand slam of the year and still no good news is in the bank for latters fans upfront. Sania Mirza could miss French Open 2018
Injured tennis star Sania Mirza says it will take her at least two more months to get battle ready and what frustrates her most during the rehab period is not the physical pain but the compulsory rest.
“It will take a couple of more months. I don’t want to get into technicalities of it but even if there was a surgery there is no guarantee that it is going to get better. It’s basically pain that I need to manage,” said Mirza. “It got out of hand so I had to take time off. I could not take pain killers anymore. It is getting better. It’s frustrating because you have to rest and do rehab.”
The 31 year old said that she is not sure as to how much time she will take to be 100%, and is not setting any comeback date for herself as yet. Sania Mirza could miss French Open 2018, which is due to start on May 27.
Sania, whose ranking has dipped to 14, is confident that missing out on tennis for about four months won’t impact her adversely.
“I turned Pro in 2003. It’s a very demanding life away from family and loved ones in a hotel room. I had a pretty long career. Do I think that these four months are going to make a difference in my career? No, in larger perspective. I have to take positives out of it,” she said.
Sania had a gruelling but successful 2016 followed by a quiet 2017 which meant a downfall in the ranks. The doubles specialist turned tennis star won just one WTA title, compared to eight in 2016 and ten in 2015.
Asked if she sees herself playing the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, she was non-committal.
“The first Asian Games I played was in 2002 when I was 15. It’s been really long, I would like to play another one if I can and win more medals. I have come back with medals every time I played. So it would be pretty amazing, but I can’t look that far ahead, want to focus on my recovery.”