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Sania Mirza to have mom as manager in Olympics

NEW DELHI: Nasima Mirza, mother of tennis ace Sania Mirza, will accompany the two-member Indian women tennis team in the upcoming London Olympics as manager, it was announced on Tuesday.

Sania Mirza to have mom as manager in Olympics

The decision to appoint Nasima as Manager was taken at All India Tennis Association (AITA) Executive Committee Meeting on July 1.Nasima has travelled with Indian women team for Fed Cup, Asian Games in the past.She was also manager in the recently held Fed Cup where India won all the ties and also at the Guangzhou Asian Games.”With her vast experience and India having two ladies member in the Olympic team she was considered as the best person to be nominated to look after India’s Women team consisting of Sania and Rushmi,” an AITA release said.”Her staying in the Olympic village was considered as an additional advantage as she understands the needs of high pressure competition and how important it is to take care of players physical comfort and mental well being,” the release added. PTI

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