first_imgHaving achieved reasonable success in doubles, Sania Mirza is now tempted to get back to playing singles and the Indian tennis star is already working towards her new goal.Sania and her doubles partner Nuria Llagostera Vives finished runners- up at the China Open last week.She is satisfied with her performance this year.Despite her success in the doubles, Sania still nurtures hopes of playing singles again, although her troublesome knee may be a roadblock in her comeback.”It’s been a pretty good year for me. I won a ( Grand) Slam and made it to five WTA finals. I have one more tournament left in Moscow before the season gets over,” Sania said here in the Capital on Monday.”I am tempted to play singles again and have been practising since the US Open.It’s tough and all about working day in and day out but I will take a call.”A lot depends on my body, especially my knee. Besides, it does take a toll on one’s body and if I do play singles, then I have to go through the qualifiers and then I have to play doubles as well. Everything will depend if my knee can hold so much pressure,” pointed Sania, who once reached a career- high 27 in the WTA singles rankings.Sania last played in singles in June. The Hyderabadi suffered a spate of injuries which saw her singles ranking tumble to 286. She then decided to switch her focus completely to doubles.Of late, Sania has also switched her doubles partner quite frequently and is likely to come up with another partner in the mixed doubles.Elena Vesnina, Bethanie Mattek- Sands and now, Sania is playing alongside Nuria.The Indian is however, yet to decide whom she will team up with in the next season.AS FAR as her mixed doubles pair is concerned, Sania has decided on her partner but did not want to reveal his name. She, however, did make it clear that she is not pairing with Mahesh Bhupathi with whom she won the French open this year. Their relatioship was strained following the selection controversy before the Olympics.”There are a lot of things on which I have to take a call with regard to my doubles and mixed doubles partners.With Nuri, I am playing right now but for how long – I will decide about it later probably at the end of the year. I don’t know if I’ll play the Aus- tralian Open with her.”I have already figured out my mixed doubles partner but I don’t want to reveal his name right now. Mahesh is definitely not an option.” Sania was here in the Capital at the tennis Nationals and plans to visit her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik in Johannesburg for the Champions League T20.The last tournament Sania played was in China Open and with Nuria, she made a great effort to reach the finals before Russian pair of Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova ended their title dreams.Before, China Open Sania made it to four WTA finals and expects to finish off the year on a high.”As a tennis player one shouldn’t be satisfied. I know I have had a good year but there are still a lot of things that need to be worked upon.”I have a tournament in Moscow which will be the last tournament for me this year and then we have the Australian Open before which I’ll have to take a few important decisions,” said Sania.advertisementlast_img