Sania Mirza visits SBP tennis stadium in Lahore

Published December 1, 2021
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza practises during her visit to the Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. —Courtesy Sports Board Punjab
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza practises during her visit to the Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. —Courtesy Sports Board Punjab

LAHORE: India’s tennis star Sania Mirza visited Sports Board Punjab’s tennis stadium at the Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday and played tennis.

The 35-year-old Sania, who is the wife of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, on the occasion played tennis with Pakistan’s greats Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan.

Talking to a Sports Board Punjab (SBP) official, Sania appreciated the standard of the facilities available at the tennis stadium.

“The SBP Stadium is equipped with all modern facilities; it will help a lot in producing top-class tennis players in future,” the Mumbai-born Sania, who won the 2015 women’s doubles title at Wimbledon alongside Martina Hingis of Switzerland, said.

Sania, the former top-ranked tennis player of India, reckoned Pakistan had plenty of tennis talent, adding the SBP stadium and academy would play a key role in further promoting the emerging male and female tennis players of the country.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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