Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Bangalore Open 2008 - Sania Mirza opts out WTA Indian Event Fearing Controversies

Sania Mirza opts out of Bangalore Open 2008
Sania Mirza opts out of Bangalore Open 2008

Bangalore Open: Sania opts out fearing controversies - NDTV News

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has made a startling revelation, saying she won't play next month's Bangalore Open in order to avoid controversies.

Sania said that the sports management company that manages her, and is headed by her mixed-doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, has advised her against playing in India, since she's always more accessible to the media through the mandatory press conferences.

But the Karnataka tennis association, the organisers of the Bangalore open are obviously distraught at finding out that Sania Mirza will be skipping the tournament just because she fears controversies.

The tournament director however said that Mahesh Bhupathi might have given his prot g and client the wrong advice because the best thing to get over controversies is to play the game.

Source: NDTV

Indian Tennis Star Sania Mirza boycotts India - The Province

Sania Mirza will boycott all Indian tournaments, including next month's WTA Bangalore Open, after being dragged into a series of controversies at home.

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad, India, said Monday she had been advised by her manager and mixed doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi to skip the tournament starting March 3.

Source: The Province

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