Indian tennis Sania Mirza said that the selection row for the London Olympics has created bad blood among the players and also did make her relation with Mahesh Bhupathi go sour. A report in Mail Today says that despite all that she has moved all and is now focused on winning a medal at the Olympics.
“The controversy did not do any good to anybody. It created bad blood amongst us and that is very unfortunate. I am happy that it is over and I can now concentrate on doing well in the Olympics with Leander and win a medal,” as Sania was quoted in the report.
“It was difficult to block the controversy from my mind and it was disturbing me. The situation did not arise because of what I said. Mahesh and I have been very good friends but the controversy did strain our friendship,” added Sania.
The Indian Express writes that Sania Mirza’s mother Naseema is one of the five support staff who will travel as a support staff with the Indian tennis team to the London Olympics. The report writes that many see it as a move to appease Sania Mirza and All India Tennis Federation might land them into one more controversy considering the fact that Naseema is only one of the five with no real expertise in the field.
Besides Naseema, the others accompanying the team will be India’s regular Davis Cup non-playing captain S P Misra, Sanjay Singh (Paes’s trainer), Shayamal Vallabhjee (Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna’s training consultant) and Milos Galecic (Somdev Devvarman’s physio).