Sania Mirza Wins SilverBy Tias, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 10, 2010
NEW DELHI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The much anticipated tennis women’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games between Sania Mirza and top seeded Anastasia Rodionova came to rather heartbreaking end for the Indian fans as their favorite tennis star went down after a very brave fight. In what was a match full of ups and downs, both the players showed extraordinary character throughout the contest. The final scorecard read 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 and the Indian tennis ace went out with a rather ironical double fault.
Sania Mirza began a shaky start as the Australian made a rather effortless display of flawless tennis. Sania Mirza on the other hand, struggled with her serves and faulted more often than she would have liked. Though the problem persisted throughout the match for the Indian tennis star, she came back strongly in the second set and looked ready to bag the gold after dominating the early part of the third set as well. In spite of reaching a rather comfortable 2-0 in the third set, Sania Mirza failed to capitalize on the lead and gave the Australian the opportunity for a comeback into the set. Saving four match points in the game, the Indian tennis fans were hoping that Sania Mirza will hold on to her nerves and avoid the unforced errors in her game. It was not to be as the Indian tennis ace double faulted at the crucial moment to settle with the silver.
With Sania Mirza winning the silver medal, the Indian tally of medals at the Commonwealth Games has now reached 58 which includes 24 gold medals. Australia continues to dominate in terms of medal tally with a total of 116 medals that includes 55 gold.
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