Sania Mirza and her patner Ankita Raina, the Indian tennis duo, will be the focus of attention when they begin their campaign in the Women’s Doubles category at the Tokyo Olympics. Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will take on the Kichenok twins, Nadiia and Lyudmyla, at Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo, looking to get their medal campaign off to a good start.. Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion, will compete in her fourth consecutive Olympic Games, an unique record.
On this excursion, she will be accompanied by Ankita Raina of Ahmedabad, who will be making her Olympic debut in Tokyo.
Sania Mirza, who is competing in her first Olympics as a mom , will be looking to get off to a strong start against her Ukrainian opponents. Sania Mirza had a spectacular return to tennis after maternity leave with Nadiia Kichenok, winning the 2020 Hobart International for the 42nd time.
Sania Mirza, 34, has also recently partnered with Andreja Klepac to hand the Kichenok twins a crushing defeat at the Doha Open in March. As a result, Mirza is familiar with the Kichenok sisters’ game, and there will be no shocks.
Mirza’s sole concern will be that Ankita Raina does not fail under the pressure of competing in her first Olympic Games and gives it her all. Sania’s big forehands and superb service games have helped her achieve so much success in her career, while Ankita’s strength is in the baseline. To win this match and advance to the second round of the Women’s Doubles event in the Tokyo Olympics, they must play to their strengths.
The 28-year-old Raina, who is India’s No. 1 in both singles and doubles, has been on a roll of late and will be eager to continue that form in this match, while Sania, a seasoned veteran, is expected to lead from the front. Sania and Ankita, in particular, have enjoyed a great pairing thus far, leading India to a win in the Billie Jean King Cup playoff encounter.
Although Nadiia and Lyudmyla, as sisters and on-court partners, have had more success than Sania and Ankita, having won three titles together, including a WTA title, Sania Mirza will be expected to lead the match, and Ankita Raina should be up to the challenge from the Ukrainian pair of twenty nine year-olds.
Tokyo tennis Schedule / Tokyo tennis Olympics 2021
The Ariake Tennis Park will host all tennis events at the Tokyo Olympics, with all on-court action set to held there. First Round of Women’s Doubles Sania Mirza/Ankita Raina vs. Nadiia Kichenok/Lyudmyla Kichenok will not be contested.
Mirza/Ankita Raina vs. Nadiia Kichenok/Lyudmyla Kichenok , Mirza/Ankita Raina have lost to Nadiia Kichenok/Lyudmyla Kichenok at first round of tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020