Sania may partner Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq in ‘mixed doubles’
Karachi, Apr.11: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza may partner young Pakistani player Aisam-ul-Haq in mixed-doubles matches.
In an interview to Geo News, Haq said he has been performing well in mixed double events in the recent past, and if he improves his rankings, he could be playing with Sania.
"If we both maintain better positions among 40 top ranking players, we shall be partners in mixed doubles," Haq said.
Commenting on Sania's wedding with cricketer Shoaib Malik, Haq said he was happy for the star couple and wished them luck.
The moment news of Sania's impending marriage to Shoaib leaked in the media, reports emerged of her playing for Pakistan in the future.
Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) chief, Senator Dilawar Abbas, said he would request Sania to take up Pakistani nationality and representing the country in future.
Dilawar said that as an Asian woman she should follow the traditions, and pick her husband's country as her new homeland.
Sania, however, made it clear that she would c represent India at the international level even after her marriage.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has also clarified that Sania would continue to represent India at the international level.
"Sania Mirza and her parents have informed AITA that she will continue to play for India after her marriage with Shoaib Malik," AITA secretary-general Anil Khanna had said earlier.
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