'Don't create too much hype around Sania'
Vijay Amritraj has cautioned against putting too much pressure of expectations on Mirza to deliver everytime she walks out on the court.india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 19:03 IST
Tennis legend Vijay Amritraj has cautioned against putting too much pressure of expectations on Sania Mirza to deliver everytime she walks out on the court and creating unnecessary hype.
Amritraj said Sania had the "game, potential, talent and attitude" but she ought to be given some time to translate all that into success.
"Important thing for everyone, all of us, is to stop talking about her, so she can go and do her job. Expectations should not be created by us, let her go and do it," he said.
Amritraj backed the Hyderabadi girl, currently ranked 38 in the world, to go all the way up in the WTA ladder.
He also credited the 19-year-old for setting high standards for women's tennis in the country.
"Sania has done something unique because she is the first one to do it. What she has achieved in the last 12-18 months has been outstanding. Now, she has got to build on that".
Asked about specific areas where Sania could improve her game, he said there was a room for improvement but pointed out it was for her and coach to work on that.
First Published: Feb 15, 2006 18:01 IST