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Sania says no to playing in India

January 6, 2008

Tired of being dragged into one controversy after another in the past few months, Sania Mirza has decided against playing in India for now.

The tennis ace decided against entering next month's Bangalore Open, and cited the petty controversies that have dogged her in recent months as the reason for snubbing the event.

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  • "I am not playing in Bangalore Open. I have been advised by my manager not to play [there] because a lot has been happening in the past few months," Sania told reporters in Hyderabad on Monday.

    "Everytime I have played in India there has been some kind of problem. So we just thought it was better not to play this time," she added.

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  • Video: ANI

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