Sania Mirza, Indian tennis superstar would pair alongside Bob Bryan for the Australian Open 2013. With Bryan's serve and Mirza's baseline game, they have the potential to form a formidable pair in the tennis circuit.
SANIA MIRZA , the Indian Tennis star and Bob Bryan, world number one doubles Tennis player have decided to take their friendship to the professional level, as they have decided to partner for the first grand slam of the upcoming season, Australian Open in 2013. With this, both players have shown belief in the other to be a strong competitive player, especially Bob Bryan, who with his talent, potential and achievement can almost get any partner he wants. Bob has won an amazing number of grand slam titles 18 in all – 11 in men's doubles and 7 in mixed doubles. Sania Mirza has won 2 doubles titles, both mixed doubles in 2009 and 2012.
If Sania and Bob play to their true potential, they would be a difficult unit to be broken. They have a perfect combination for mixed doubles, as Bob has a great service game and Sania with a powerful game from the baseline, along with her net play, could be a match for any opponent. Both the players are experienced enough in the circuit to win major trophies, if they decide to play not only the Australian Open, but other championship as well. If it does happen, this team is only going to grow from strength to strength. But the focus as of now for the Indo American pair lies in the Australian Open, which holds great importance as far as Sania's career is concerned.
But, when they play against strong opponents, Sania Mirza needs to improve his game, as far as his service game is concerned. She has been improving gradually, but if they desire to be one of the strongest teams in the world, Mirza needs to raise the standard of her game. It is her service game, which has been a major drawback. Mirza also needs to keep herself injury-free and in full fitness, if she wants to earn a name for herself as a great mixed doubles player like Bob Bryan.
We have seen in the past as well that the mixed doubles pairing do not survive long enough for different reasons, unlike the men's doubles pair. So how long is this pair of Sania and Bob going to last? The longer the better, especially for Mirza who would get to learn so much from the master of doubles play. If they get their act together in their first grand slam title challenge and set up a nice chemistry, we could see the pair dominating world mixed doubles.