Mirza happy with her performances

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has revealed she is pleased with how she has performed this year.

The three time grand slam winner believes this has been one of the best years of her career, after winning mixed doubles gold and the women's doubles bronze for India at the Asian Games.

Mirza said: "Fortunately, I feel that I am good in shutting out all sorts of distractions which come my way and for reasons beyond my control. I am glad that I focused right through the year 2014 and feel immensely satisfied with the way things have gone by. I know many people struggle to brush aside the off-court issues. But, thanks to the Almighty and my parents, once I am on the court everything else is secondary to me.

"When I won five WTA titles last year, I felt it was the best. And now when I look back I realise much bigger things have happened. I feel it is a huge achievement to be the highest medals winner in the Asian Games from India (she won the mixed doubles gold and the women's doubles bronze). Yes, I enjoyed every bit of my stint on the circuit."

She added: "Honestly, when I started off this year, I never really set any targets. Yes, winning the US Open mixed doubles title with first-time partner Bruno Soares was something really special. Then, the Asian Games medals followed by the most prestigious WTA Tour women's doubles final with Cara (Black) have been some of the great moments which I will cherish for long."

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