Bengaluru: In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after the All India Tennis Association announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit.
Sania will miss the Wuhan WTA event which has 900 points on offer. She though will play in Tokyo, where she is defending champion but now points in that tournament have been reduced to 475 from 900.
“I was feeling weird, I was not feeling happy with my decision, so I thought I will play. I know I am sacrificing 900 points, but sometimes you have to take a decision,” Sania said before leaving for Tokyo. After the Games, she will compete in the China Open, starting September 29.