Sania records 500th career victory
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sania Mirza of India has reached a rare milestone of 500 victories in her career when she teamed up with Bethanie Mattek-down Jugic Salkic and Klemenschits 6-4, 6-2 to enter two women's quarter-final tennis championship Brussels Open Tuesday night, according to information received here.
The victory was the 230th Sania in doubles in addition to 270 victories in singles, according to her father Mirza Imran-cum-coach. And, interestingly, these statistics do not include the results of mixed doubles, Federation Cup, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.
"It's a special feeling when I was informed of this monument, and given the fact that I started my professional career and in 2002 I think this is a very good record," said Sania.
The girl in Hyderabad, now ranked No. 11 in world double, needs to move from one place to get a special entry on the basis of being in the top 10 for the London Olympics in 2012 later this years.
Sania will continue to work in partnership in the coming Mattek French Open doubles.
Tags: Bethanie Mattek, Brussels Open, Federation Cup, HYDEERABAD, Imran Mirza, Sania Mirza