Thursday, June 23, 2005
Why Sania shines
There are those who think Sania Mirza is overrated. Overhyped, maybe. But not overrated. If you watched her match last night against Kuznetsova you would know why I say this.
Sania lost, but I am convinced she will win Wimbledon someday. I don't say that because I 'hope' an Indian will win and do our country proud. I say it out of the conviction about her natural - and nurtured - talents.
Now you might say - she is talented.
So are others.
She is driven, she is determined.
Well, so are many others (esp. those Russians!)
I just think she has 'it'. The look and attitude of a winner.
She has been lucky enough to find something she is naturally good at - plus she has the fire inside which makes her keep wanting to do it better.
Many of us are round pegs stuck in square holes. By choice or circumstance, some of us find the slot in which our individual talent fits perfectly. And of course, then we have to work hard - really hard - to hone that talent.
But when the combination of those two things occurs - you have the 'X' factor. This X factor gives you a fire within and you glow that little bit brighter.
Sania glows. And unless internal reasons (like ego) or external reasons (like injury) slow her down... this girl will certainly 'go the distance'.