Sania Mirza back in National team for Federation Cup

December 26, 2019

Lawn TennisSania Mirza

  • Veteran Sania Mirza on Tuesday returned to the Indian Fed Cup team after four years as she was named in the five-member squad, which also features the country’s top singles player Ankita Raina.
  • Mirza last played the Fed Cup in 2016 and has been out of action since October 2017 as she took a two-year break to start a family. Riya Bhatia (379), Rutuja Bhosale (466) and Karman Kaur Thandi (568) also figure in the squad. Ranked 180 in the WTA singles chart, Raina is way above her compatriots.
  • Before going on a sabbatical, the 32-year-old won six doubles Grand Slam titles – including three mixed – achieved the No 1 rank, won medals at multi-disciplinary events apart from lifting the year-end WTA Finale title with Swiss great Martina Hingis.

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