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.