Originally Posted by Yours!05
Saw her lose to M. Krajicek 6-3 7-5 at the AO and for the life of me couldn't see why ppl rate her so highly. They say MK is unfit and needs to lose weight, but she looked like a gazelle (with more weapons) by comparison.
Yours!05, most of the people that rate Sania highly are from India, and we have never seen a woman break into the top 40. That is why she is so big in India. I find it depressing that Mirza's emergence is somehow associated with the emancipation of the Indian woman - that is taking things too far - but I am excited about the possibility of more Indian players emerging in both the men's and women's section. Its a bit like England winning the Ashes
. Suddenly, everyone sang the praises of the British team saying that the team had finally matured into a great unit, only to find themselves dumbfounded at the rout against Pakistan.
About my previous post, I wasn't rating Mirza too highly at all, just trying to describe her strengths and limitations correctly. She is a very limited player and people who understand tennis have no problem figuring that out. She is rated highly not because of her game, but because of the potential changes that she, and others following in her steps, are likely to bring about. As someone who prefers smart tennis over power tennis, I am most definitely not a fan of Mirza's game.