Text: Monika Joshi
It is, say connoisseurs, the key to sporting excellence. It is,
too, a quality Sania Mirza wears as part of her personality, with
as much panache as those dangling ear rings and feisty T-shirts
('I'm cute? No shit!) that upstaged Serena Williams and Maria
Sharapova at the 2005 US Open.
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It has been as noticeable a part of her game as the forehand
experts say is as hard as any in the women's game -- and to
Mirza's credit, she has invariably walked her talk.
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