Feeling the heat of playing top flight tennis this year, Sania Mirza on Wednesday said her fans should not expect her to shoot up in world rankings as she did on her debut season on the professional circuit.
“I have always said that the second year was going to be tougher than the first. You cannot jump from top-40 to top-20 in two months,” Sania said.
“Staying in top-40 is tough enough. When you are at that level, you play the top girls day in and day out. There has not been a lot of semi-finals (appearances) because the competition is deep. Every week you will be playing five-six top-10 players,” the 19-year-old from Hyderabad said on the sidelines of a promotional event.
Sania has had a tough few weeks on the pro circuit this year.