Sania could break into top ten in two years' time: Bhupathi

Sania Mirza is yet to attain her peak and could break into the top ten in two years' time, Mahesh Bhupathi said here today.

Kolkata, July 13: Sania Mirza is yet to attain her peak and could break into the top ten in two years' time, Mahesh Bhupathi said here today.

"Sania is nowhere close to her prime yet. She is now only 19 years old. Her prime will come after two years," Bhupathi said at a press meet.

"Then she can break into the top 15 and even top 10," Bhupathi said.

The ace doubles player did not agree that Sania had performed poorly of late.

"She faced an opponent of the calibre of Elena Dementieva in the opening round at Wimbledon. She played well, but her effort fell a wee bit short," said Bhupathi, whose company Globosport manages Sania.

Sania, now ranked 40th in the world, went down to seventh seed Dementieva 6-7 (5-7) 5-7 in the first round at Wimbledon.

Talking about his plans for the next grand slam, Bhupathi said he was yet to choose a doubles partner for the US Open.

Responding to another query, he rated Martina Hingis as his best mixed doubles partner.

"I have never had problem playing with different partners. I have, in fact, enjoyed," he added.

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