Sania Mirza yet again failed to move beyond the first round of a WTA tournament and crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships following her 3-6, 4-6 defeat against Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues in Dubai on Monday.
Since going down in the second round of Auckland event at the start of the season, Sania has lost her opening rounds in the subsequent events at Hobart, Australian Open and Pattaya Open and Dubai was the fourth straight first round ouster.
Sania, who’s been hampered by a wrist injury, first encountered it in Feb. 2007. After repeated treatment, she underwent surgery in US in April 2008. After Beijing Olympics, she was treated by Jatin Choudhry, a specialist in South Korean science of spiral therapy.
Her take on injury
“It hurts when I stretch to a forehand. It hurts when I try to hit a hard cross court backhand. So you know it’s tough when you’re playing with that and then mentally you’re struggling, thinking ‘oh great the wrist is back. Oh how am I going to deal with it’.
I was thinking during the match. And ‘okay, what am I going to do? Do I play Malaysia? Do I go back home? Do I see my doctor?’ All these things were going on in my head at that point in time.”