Sania Mirza confident of winning 2018 Asian Games medal despite injury


New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is confident of continuing her Asian Games record with another medal in this year’s event – if she recovers from injury in time.

Sania, regarded as India’s best ever women’s tennis player, has achieved at least one medal at every Asiad meet since 2006 and hopes this year’s games in Indonesia will be no different.

But the 31-year-old has been sidelined since October with a knee injury, and her former number one doubles ranking – the first ever for an Indian in the women’s event – has slipped to 14.

Sania said she has every intention of competing in the Games starting August if her knee had recovered.

“I am hoping to be back within a couple of months,” she said in an interview in New Delhi on Tuesday. I have always come back with a medal so if I go, then hopefully I will come back with one again.”

Her last Asiad appearance in South Korea in 2014 resulted in a gold in the mixed doubles and bronze in the doubles event.

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