Hyderabad, Nov 22: Taking a dig at media, India's tennis star Sania Mirza today said she is spared from "nonsense" writing about her only when she is not playing.
"When I am not playing I read newspapers because that is the only time they don't write nonsense about me," Sania said during an interactive session of CII Young Indians 'Youth Conclave' here.
Sania, winner of three mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, said, said her self-belief took her where she is today as she also ridiculed her critics. "Actually the amazing part of these critics is I don't think anyone of them would have ever held a cricket bat or tennis racquet in their lives and that's what makes it amazing. You just have to believe in yourself," 28-year-old Sania said.
She said 2010 was the hardest phase of her career as she had to undergo surgeries and was . "In 2010 I was hurt for about six months I even got married (during that time). For those six months I was handicapped. I could not even comb my hair. I could not change my clothes. So playing tennis was very farfetched at that point. For me those six months was the hardest part of my life," she said.
According to her, she had to practice sometimes on a tennis court that was made with cow dung during her childhood.