I have doubles understanding with Sania: Rushmi
Rushmi Chakravarthi feels she and Sania Mirza have enough individual experience behind them to again gel well as a team at the upcoming London Olympics.india Updated: Jul 09, 2012 11:47 IST
They have not played together after winning a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi but Rushmi Chakravarthi feels she and Sania Mirza have enough individual experience behind them to again gel well as a team at the upcoming London Olympics.
Rushmi, 34, got a wild card entry with Sania for the women's doubles event in London Olympics, last night.
"She (Sania) is a top doubles player in the world. I have also won many ITF doubles tournaments. We have played together at the CWG also. So the feeling of the playing doubles is there. We do have certain understanding," Rushmi told PTI from Chennai.
"We have played before that (CWG) and it does not change much game wise. So it won't be a problem."
India's best chance to win a medal is in the mixed doubles since winning two rounds in the 16-team draw would put the country in the medal contention.
The wild card that AITA sought for Sania in the women's doubles was to make sure that she becomes eligible to compete in the mixed doubles.
So, realistically, few would give the Sania-Rushmi pairing a chance to win a medal in the women's doubles. Rushmi too is well aware of the demands of the women tennis today but said she is determined to do well.
"It's extremely demanding sport. I am taking care of fitness, I am concentrating on preparations. It's an ideal platform for an athlete but you have to be realistic. Results cannot be predicted, all I can do is to play my best tennis," she said.