Holger Rune and Sania Mirza combined delightfully in the Mixed Doubles at the World Tennis League (WTL) in Dubai for the EaseMyTrip Kites team, beating the formidable pair of Grigor Dimitrov and Paula Badosa 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.
Speaking after the match, the duo shared their thoughts about the league, playing with each other, and much more –
Q) How does it feel to be playing in this league?
Mirza – It’s been great. It’s a pleasure to be playing in the World Tennis League (WTL). The crowd has been great. It’s been extra special because the tournament is happening in my second home, Dubai.
Q) Holger, how does it feel to be playing with one of the greatest doubles players of all time?
Rune – It was amazing. I learnt so much playing with her. She’s a great player. The crowd was really great and gave us really good energy.
Q) Sania, what did you learn playing with a youngster like Rune?
Mirza – He is really really quick around the court. He has a great pop on his serve and has a great backhand as well. He’s obviously just 19, and already a phenomenal tennis player. The level in the guys has gone up so much (over the years). Him, Felix (Auger-Aliassime), and there are so many other guys playing at such a great level these days.