SANIA: NO EXCUSES FOR DEFEAT

Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza was sent packing in the opening round of the BMW Malaysian Open this evening.
She was defeated by Greek player Eleni Daniilidou 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 and was is said to be leaving Kuala Lumpur and heading for home tonight itself.
And although she revealed at the post match conference that she was feeling under the weather, Sania was honest enough not to attribute her illness as a reason for her defeat.
“I was having a fever and was feeling lethargic given the fact that I just flew in from Dubai yesterday. But I am not taking any credit away from my opponent as she played well and deserved the win,” said Sania.
The poor singles run further dented Sania’s ranking as the Indian slipped to 129, a loss of 16 places, in the latest WTA list issued on Monday.

Sania had lost in the WTA Dubai Open qualifiers in the singles but did well in doubles by ending runners-up along with Elena Vesnina.
 
In 2012 Australian Open, Sania lost in the first round to Tsvetana Pironkova 4–6, 2–6 and in doubles, she reached semifinals. 

She also reached semifinal in the mixed doubles at the same event. Mirza won her 13th WTA title with Australian Anastasia Rodionova at the PTT Pattaya Open.
The 29-year-old Greek player defeated former World No.1 Justin Henin in the first round of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships. She achieved her career highest rank No.14 on May 12, 2003 in singles.