Sania Mirza the Tennis storm of India that was weaker last year has waked up in a new robust and velocity by beating the fourth seed Maria Kirilenko in the first round of the Moorilla Hobart International tennis tournament by her first win to kicked off her 2007 season on a confident note.
Sania, who entered the singles main draw as a wildcard, ousted world No. 29 Maria Kirilenko to advance the second round on the WTA Tour. The young Indian Icon, who was right now in Australia, was very circumspect about her preparation for this year. Playing in the Asian Hopman cup in India, the Asian Games has meant that her off-season was considerably reduced. She tried to use this as best in working on physical fitness and few more things to the game. Silver medal in Qatar Asian Games 2006 Women's singles final and gold medal in mixed doubles partnering with Leander Paes brings her some hopes and losing to fore front players Martina Hingis in the Kolkata open, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova are some of her best memorable times in 2006 for the 66th rank holder. Let it be a learning year for the Sania, who was more complete player than two years ago, although she still have a long way to go. I Wish Sania a wonderful and much achievable year!!