Sania mirza pulls out of Fed Cup due to hip strain

The All India Tennis Association will now have to look for her replacement in the team, which has Kyra Shroff, Rutuja Bhosale and Rishika Sunkara as the other members.

updated: January 26, 2013 16:08 IST
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New Delhi: India's campaign at the Fed Cup has suffered a big jolt even before its start as country's top player Sania Mirza has pulled out of the tournament due to a hip strain sustained during the Australian Open.

Sania has been advised two weeks off after initial assessments in Australia. She will not be able to defend her doubles title at Pattaya tournament.

The exact status of her injury will come after some tests on Monday in Hyderabad. If the tests reveal a tear, she could be out for longer duration.

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