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Sania plays in Videocon tennis tournament

Sania will play a friendly tie with Mahesh Bhupati and a match against former India no. 1 Rushmi Chakravarthy.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2006 19:48 IST

Sania Mirza will be the chief attraction at the Videocon Invitation Challenge Tennis Tournament starting in Siliguri on November 18, 2006 at the Siliguri indoor stadium.

Besides competing with the likes of Rushmi Chakravarthy, world no. 66 Sania will also play a friendly tie with Grand Slam champion Mahesh Bhupathi in the event, which is organised by the Siliguri Municipal Corporation.

The mayor of SMC, Bikash Ghosh, said that the tournament would be played on a special green sheet made up of quality timbre used recently in the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata.

Altogether 11 singles and three doubles matches will be played, Ghosh said.

Tickets for the tournament had all been sold out, the mayor said.

First Published: Nov 17, 2006 19:48 IST