Sania Mirza hopes to be back before Wimbledon

May 19th, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, forced to withdraw from the French Open starting next week as she is yet to recover from a surgery on her right wrist, hopes to get back to professional tennis in time for Wimbledon in the second half of June. “I am naturally disappointed at missing the French Open, but there are certain things beyond one’s control. I hope to be back on the circuit soon,” said the 21- year- old in a statement.

Sania is targeting a return in the grass court season for the Tier 3 DFS Classic in Birmingham that starts June 7, well before the start of the Wimbledon tournament.

Sania, who has been ailing from a wrist problem for quite some time, underwent surgery at Florida April 10 to repair a capsule tear on her serving wrist.

The world number 32 has been undergoing physical rehab with her personal physiotherapist Renuka Pinto after the cast was removed May 5.

Sania has so far played thrice in the French Open but is yet to go past the first round. The French Open begins in Paris May 25.

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