Sania Mirza’s autobiography set to hit stands in July

first_imgIndian tennis star Sania Mirza’s autobiography, Ace Against Odds is all set to release this July. The book will be about her tennis journey to become world No.1 and has been co-authored by her father Imran Mirza.”Sania’s is an extraordinary achievement and her autobiography is as compelling as it is inspirational. We are privileged to be able to work with her on the book,” says Karthika VK, Publisher and Chief Editor, Harper Collins.The 29-year-old sportswoman, who shot to fame at the age of 16 after winning the Wimbledon’s Championships Girls’ Doubles title, was ranked as India’s No. 1 player by the Women’s Tennis Association, both in singles and doubles circuits.”I hope the book is a useful roadmap to guide the next generation of tennis players from India. If my story can inspire even one youngster to the heights of winning a Grand Slam in the future, I will feel blessed,” says Mirza.The autobiography chronicles her rise to the top, and is peppered with anecdotes where she talks about the difficulties and hardships as well as the joys and triumphs that came her way.Mirza, who announced her retirement from the singles circuit in 2012 underwent a remarkable transformation between August 2015 and March 2016, during which she pocketed 41 consecutive wins with her doubles partner Martina Hingis, and went on to become the World No. 1 in the Women’s Doubles rankings.The book also contains some memorable encounters of the player on and off the court and the people and relationships that have contributed to her growth as a person and a sportsperson.advertisementThe tennis star who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik is among the highest paid and high profile athletes in the country.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

Tottenham team news & likely XI vs Chelsea

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Tottenham team news: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Chelsea Goal Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Heung-Min Son Dele Alli Tottenham Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea Everything you need to know ahead of a London derby date at Stamford Bridge which could have a major impact on the battle for top-four finishes A potentially pivotal contest in the top-four tussle will see Tottenham make the short trip across London to take in a derby date with reigning Premier League champions Chelsea.Spurs occupy fourth spot at present, but are only five points clear of the Blues and could be left sweating on Champions League qualification come Sunday afternoon.Mauricio Pochettino’s side will need no reminding of their dismal record at Stamford Bridge down the years, but they do remain without a Premier League win in west London – with Gary Lineker the last man to score a winner for them on the road back in February 1990. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of the game.Tottenham injuriesTottenham head coach Pochettino has hinted that leading marksman Harry Kane could be involved, but he is still nursing an ankle injury and Son Heung-min is more likely to continue deputising as a central striker.Erik Lamela should fill in on the flanks, with Kane expected to return against Stoke on April 7 – with Spurs and England hoping to see him slot seamlessly back into the fold.Toby Alderweireld made his comeback for Belgium in midweek, so could be handed a domestic recall amid uncertainty surrounding his future, but Harry Winks remains sidelined with an ankle complaint.Tottenham suspensionsTottenham have no players currently serving a ban.Tottenham potential starting line-upPochettino is unlikely to tinker too much with a side that has collected four successive Premier League victories and suffered just one defeat in 20 across all competitions.Hugo Lloris, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli are likely to be rotated back in from the side which saw off Swansea in the FA Cup last time out, but continuity is the order of the day at this stage of the season.Tottenham possible XI vs ChelseaChelsea team newsThibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen are expected to figure for Chelsea despite nursing knocks through the international break, but Ross Barkley (hamstring) and David Luiz (ankle) are likely to miss out.Alvaro Morata scored in his last appearance – an FA Cup win over Leicester – and Olivier Giroud was among the goals for France while away with his country, giving Antonio Conte a big decision to make up front following his recent experiment with Eden Hazard in a false nine role.TV channel & kick-off timeThe fixture will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Premier League from 15:30 GMT.In the United States, the game can be watched live on television on NBCSN and kicks off at 11:00 ET.Best Opta match facts Spurs’ 25 games at Stamford Bridge without winning in the Premier League is the most that one team has played on one ground without a single victory in the competition. Tottenham have won more points in Premier League London derbies this season than any other side (13 – W4 D1 L2). Spurs have surrendered the lead on each of their last two league visits to Stamford Bridge, drawing 2-2 from 2-0 up in May 2016, and losing 2-1 after Christian Eriksen gave them the advantage last term. Chelsea are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December – they’re winless in their last four against fellow ‘big six’ sides (D2 L2), although all of those have been away from home. After a run of nine games in all competitions without a goal, Son Heung-min has scored seven in his last five for Tottenham. Under Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have won 59% of their Premier League games in which Harry Kane has featured (won 77/131) compared to just 39% when he’s played no part (5/13). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more