Sania Mirza kept in touch by practicing at the SLTA courts watched by husband and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik (Pix by Ravindra Dharmathilake)

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza who clinched her first women’s doubles Grand Slam title earlier this month at Wimbledon said that she has her sights set on competing and winning the US Open.

“When you win something like a Grand Slam, you need to keep it going and keep winning,” she said when The Nation met her at the Tennis Association courts where she was practicing. “There is a reason why Roger Federer keeps playing. That’s because you can always do better.”

Sania became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam. She was in Sri Lanka accompanying her husband and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik who is playing against Sri Lanka.

“I believe in short term goals and these days I am practicing because I have my sights set on the US Open,” she said. “There is no way I can take a break. It’s not even an option.”