BIG PLANS: Sania Mirza (left) with Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza will play in a special exhibition match in Kolkata as part of the 2015 Tennis Masters on November 25.
The Indian aces will compete in a doubles match at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. Bhupathi, a 12-time Grand Slam winner, will team up with multiple major champion Mirza at the event.
The duo will take on 16-time Slam title-holder Paes and either Martina Hingis or Daniela Hantuchova in the Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy and state government-associated event.
“It’ll be a best of three-set match. Hantuchova has already confirmed, and we’re also expecting Hingis,” former Davis Cup captain Jaidip Mukerjea confirmed.
Top Indian singles players Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman are also expected to be involved ahead of the second season of Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
“This will act as a prelude to the IPTL which will begin in Japan from December 2,” Mukerjea added. “We have big plans.”