Tough to better 2015 achievements: Sania Mirza

Hyderabad: Star tennis player Sania Mirza says it is tough to have a better year than 2015 but she will strive hard to at least match the achievements of this season, in which she won two Grand Slams and also became world number one in individual doubles rankings.

Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza
Martina Hingis (left) and Sania Mirza pose with their WTA doubles finals trophy in Singapore earlier this month. Pic/AP/PTI

"Next year, if not better it, hopefully, we can equal what we have done. It’s tough to have a better year than this. But, who knows, what we (with doubles partner Martina Hingis) can do together. It would be great to win another Slam. she told PTI in Hyderabad.

Sania said 2015, during which she bagged two Grand Slams, and eight other title with Martina Hingis in a dream run, is particularly special because of the number of wins.

"It’s not just about the year. My whole career has been amazing. Last few years have been really good. It so happened that in one year, we have been able to dominate the court," she said.

The complementary efforts made by her and her partner and Swiss legend Hingis is a major reason for their success, she said.

"Also the fact that me and Martina, we complement each other well. We play well together. We get along on and off the court. We just try to better ourselves every time we step on the court," she said.

Noting that competition would be tough as they begin the next season, she said she and Hingis would try to change their game should the need arise.

"Hopefully, we won’t need to (do something differently). But, next year, we are going to come more prepared because all the other teams would be more prepared as well, because they also, so to say, are trying to crack that code to how to beat us," she said.

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