‘I obtained to be taught loads, she has a lot expertise on tour, is aware of precisely what a participant goes by means of,’ Raina mentioned.
ANKITA RAINA says she’s going to take inspiration from her now retired former doubles accomplice Sania Mirza as she takes on the duty of being India’s sole consultant within the Wimbledon singles attracts.
“She has been an inspiration for me. Rising up I used to observe her, watch her matches at Wimbledon. It was nice to be right here along with her in 2021. I felt honoured,” mentioned Raina. “We performed Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) matches over time collectively. I obtained time to coach along with her earlier than the Fed Cup group playoffs (in opposition to Latvia). I obtained to be taught loads, she has a lot expertise on tour, is aware of precisely what a participant goes by means of.
“She was fearless on the court docket and it didn’t matter who was on the opposite aspect. I noticed that the primary time within the Fed Cup. And that’s very motivating.”