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She is a fantastic team-mate and a spokesperson for the game. I am blessed to have her as a partner. What will you take away from this experience?
I am blessed to have Martina Navratilova as a partner: Leander Paes
I am dealing with it at the moment. The first thing that comes to my mind is that I am so blessed; so blessed to have people around me who support me and give me strength.
There is a Lord up above watching over me. To all of you out there I am eternally grateful. I promise you that we are going to fight and win this battle. I don't know how long it will take for me to get back on the courts. But I will be back again playing my heart out when I play for the nation. I am 30 and know that I have only a few years of tennis left. I'm very lucky that I have achieved every single thing that I wanted to achieve.
I take pride in my livelihood. We understand that Mahima Choudhary has been a big support. Mahima was on a flight to Orlando within four hours of hearing of my diagnosis. The support that her family has given me is something that I will never forget in my life.
I know, in India, specially in Bollywood and the sports fraternity, there is a lot of negative media attention on prominent public figures. But Mahima and I deal with our day-to-day lives like any other normal human beings.
Will you formally cement this relationship? Right now, the first priority is to get back to per cent health. Both of us have professional obligations. These are hard things to cope with in a relationship. You are always away. As far as I am concerned, my love and my heart will always be with Mahima. It is just a matter of time.
When the time is right as life plays out in front of us, we will, at some stage, have to make that decision. And so be it. The horse world became my saving ground at that time. I have been riding since the age of Talk about you and Leander together as people?
I am very emotional. Leander is very sensitive but he does not show his emotions as much as I do. He keeps it inside but I know he never forgets.
So I have to be careful with the right words as I have great respect for him and don't want to hurt him.
Communication on court is very important. We can read each other very well and we speak about everything in our lives to each other as we are friends off the court. For us in India, Switzerland means the Alps and chocolates. Do you have a favourite brand of chocolate? I love chocolates and that is my biggest sin. Do you have a favourite Bollywood star? I love Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
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She is very popular in Switzerland and she is very beautiful. Do you see yourself becoming a mother some day? Yes, I can see myself in that position when the right time will come.
My mother had me when she was 23 and that is why we are such friends. I don't want to be a mother at But I cannot do that right now. I can see myself playing for the next years and am looking forward to playing the next Olympics.
Conversation with Leander Paes: Talk about playing with Martina Hingis? Martina Hingis has a great understanding of the game, of life and our positions in court.
The most beautiful part between us is that we can just be ourselves between us. As a guy I feel if I can give Martina the comfort and space to just be herself, she is magical.
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Her tennis is amazing, she understands life and we do a lot of fun stuff in our down time. Her understanding of the game, of life, of me and our positions on court are so natural.
I love her intellect. We complement each other extremely well on court. When you play doubles, you need to know each other's strengths and weaknesses. I need to know how Martina is feeling on that particular day, whether she wants to play an aggressive match or a smooth match or when we need to cover each other.
Martina and you are both very positive? Have all your partners been so? I have had 99 partners for men's doubles and 26 for mixed doubles. And I can guarantee that not even one of them has been as positive as Martina and I are. It's all about understanding the person and being able to make up for their weaknesses and allow their strengths to shine.
What has been your lowest period emotionally? I am going through the hardest time of my life right now. I am a very private person and whether that is good or bad, I tend to just live by own ethics and that is important for me.
My responsibility to look after my daughter is very real and true. Just as our parents gave us the opportunity to be the best, the responsibility I love is to give her the best chance to be the best she can be.
If I can give Aiyana all the opportunities to become what Martina has become in her life, that is my dream as a father. She used to play tennis but now she doesn't. She used to be a fabulous soccer player but now she doesn't. In singles, she defeated Zhang Ling. In second round she beat Anne Keothavong to enter in quarter-final, where she lost to Hsieh Su-wei.
Mirza then went to Doha to play at the Qatar Ladies Open where she had to withdraw from the singles qualifying event, due to playing Pattaya doubles final. She lost in the second round of doubles with Elena Vesnina. Then, in Dubaishe was beaten by Aleksandra Wozniak in the first qualifying round.
In doubles, Mirza and Vesnina were runners-up against No. Playing doubles at the Premier-line up of Indian WellsMiami and CharlestonMirza reached the final, lost in round one and made the quarters, respectively.
She also reached round two of singles in Indian Wells. She lost in round 2 of doubles in Madrid and also in Rome. Mirza returned on the singles circuit in May at Brussels where she won three good matches — including her first 'double bagel' — in the qualifying competition, where she beat Lesia Tsurenkowho was ranked 87 spots higher than her.
She also won the doubles of the same event with Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Mirza and her American partner Mattek-Sands advanced to the third round of the women's doubles competition at Wimbledonwhere they fell to the Williams sisters.
Top 5 doubles breakthrough[ edit ] Mirza kicked off her season with a title Brisbane alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the first tournament itself. The pair then unexpectedly lost in the first round of Australian OpenMirza though reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open mixed doubles partnering Bob Bryan.
They also lost in R16 at Wimbledon. Mirza then partnered Cara Black for the rest of the season and the pair won their first title in their first outing at Tokyo. They won their second title in a row as they lifted the China Open trophy defeating top seeds and world No. Mirza partnered different players during and won five WTA Titles. Her next tournament was the Australian Open.
Mirza began grass season playing in the Aegon Classic. She also won a bronze medal in Women's doubles tournament, where she paired with Prarthana Thombare.
Black and Mirza won their biggest title together at the WTA Finals defeating Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai in the final It was the heaviest defeat ever witnessed in the end-of-season competition's doubles final which dates back 41 years tothe year the WTA was founded. This final would be the duo's final match as a team.
I think today was our best match. One of our best matches at least, and one of our best matches we played against them. It kind of sums up our partnership", she added. She added that Black was her great friend "But I've also found a great friend in her.
Almost like an older sister to me. I'm the oldest in my family, so I learned a lot from her on and off the court.
She played all the Mixed Doubles matches alongside Bopanna and partnered Federer who visited the country for his first match there in the New Delhi leg, much to her personal and fans' delight. Rise to World No. She started a new partnership with then world No. Mirza paired up with former partner and good friend American Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the Apia International and went on to win the tournament for her 23rd career title 5th with Mattek-Sands beating the highly fancied 2nd seeds Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in the quarters and top seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears in the finals,  but lost in the second round at Melbourne.
She also re-entered the Top 5 in the rankings. They beat opponents including former world number ones Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur. Hingis and Mirza didn't lose more than four games in any set. After cruising through the first set of the final, they fell behind in the second set but won the next four games to beat second seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in straight sets.
They also won the Miami masters event, again beating the same opponents. The pair did not lose a single set at the tournament, making the set score 20—0 for their newly formed partnership. And on reaching No. Mirza was also given the top seeding with her partner Bruno Soares in the Mixed Doubles event.
The top seeds lost to the fourth seeded French-Slovak combine of Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik in 81 minutes.
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After splitting two very close sets against two-time Grand Slam champions Makarova and Vesnina, Hingis and Mirza — who were playing just their second Grand Slam together — fell behind in the third set were a game away from going out. But a fierce rally saw them draw level at 5-all, and after a half hour break for the Centre Court roof to be closed due to fading light, the No.
At the US Open the pair entered the tournament as the top seed and went on to win the title defeating Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in the finals.