It is not a gimmick and the way Martina Hingis is talking, it will be no mismatch either. The original ‘Swiss Miss’ means to be a hit again on her return to big-time singles combat in a Fed Cup match against Poland on Saturday.
A near flawless Novak Djokovic crushed Marin Cilic 6-0 6-3 to set up a blockbuster Monte Carlo Masters semi-final with claycourt king Rafa Nadal, who came through a testing workout by David Ferrer on Friday.
Sania Mirza added another feather in her decorated cap by scaling the ranking peak in the doubles but the Indian star says there is never enough and she wants to win more Grand Slam titles before hanging her racquet.
All the good things are happening with the tennis queen Sania Mirza. After becoming new world number one in women's doubles ranking, the Indian star is said to expecting soon. And giving enough hint to the arrival of an eminent member in her life is none other than her husband, Shoaib Malik.
Indo-Romanian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea went down in the men's doubles opening round of the Monte-Carlo Masters to wildcard French-Swiss combine of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka at the Monte Carlo Country Club here.
Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career.
Come May, and the winner of French Open will earn more in prize money. The organisers of the prestigious clay court tennis tournament, French Tennis Federation announced that the total pot has been increased by three million euros to over 28 million, with singles champions receiving 1.8m each.