Admitting that fitness was not her forte, Indian ace Sania Mirza said she will continue to make up for that by playing aggressive shots.
“Fitness is not my forte. I cannot be as fit as say (Martina) Hingis or (Elena) Dementieva. Yes, I am going to be more patient. But I have to go for shots, I’ll get some, I’ll miss some,” Sania told newspersons minutes after scripting a convincing straight-set win over Rushmi Chakravarthi in the opening round of the Sunfeast Open. Hindustan Times
Sania Mirza must be crazy - and maybe it is from the unending coverage her career gets in the Indian press. If I were her coach, I would quit after hearing this - fitness isn’t solely about who you are , it is something that you need to work at, as I am sure Dementieva and Hingis do. I’m also sure some people find it easier to get in and stay in shape than others, but that’s no reason to write off being as fit as top players because it isn’t your “forte”. I fully expect her ranking to stay right where it is if she doesn’t put in some more work on something she apparently knows is a weakness.
And, of course, you can surely make up for fitness by playing aggressive shots. Ask Serena Williams about that.
Do the men say things like this?