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Aesha Patel – “Hard Hitters are my favorite opponents”

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The sixteen-year old tennis player wish to be known as the fastest player to reach the top 10 in the WTA. She got selected for the Road to Wimbledon Masters top 8. She still remembers her first ever title even though it was under 10 category it is always close to her heart. She believes that sport is a skill developed while endurance, power& speed are the inherent qualities. Your Fitness mantra

My fitness mantra is either to be sore or be sorry tomorrow.

When did you start playing?

At the age of six I stepped on to the field for fun as both my parents are working.

Your ultimate achievement

My ultimate aim is to win in the Grand Slam

How will you want to be known in 10 years from now?

I would love to be known as the fastest player to reach the top 10 of the WTA.

Area of your game you need to improve

I need to improve on my mental aspect of the game.

One match that you are proud of?

I lost my first match which I cannot forget. That’s how everything started.

Lamest excuse you have ever given to your teacher?

Blisters in the leg so I can't run this is the lamest excuse I always use.

What does it mean to you to represent India?

To represent India is the proudest moment in my life.

You are chosen to endorse a brand, and you get to choose the other cast. Who will it be?

I would choose Under Armour brand with Roger Federer

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Are you a Predator or a Buddha?

I am a predator when I am on field.

You have a chance to play another sport. Which one would it be?

I would go for boxing. I believe boxing would help me to learn the right way to use the aggression on field.

Is sports a natural talent or a skill that is developed?

It is definitely a skill developed but power, endurance, speed are all the inherent talents.

Perks of being an athlete

I truly believe that I possess too much of strength than the non-athletes. Being an athlete makes you fit both mentally and physically.

Most common road blocks that stop athletes from achieving their dreams

The pressure pulls down an athlete. Either it’s a win or loss so that is the common hurdle.

Your Goals

My Short-term goal is to get a rank in the top 150 of ITF and my long-term goal is to kick start with WTA and then for the Grand Slams.

Your bucket list

From sky diving to deep sea diving and from opening a wildlife sanctuary to donating my income to the underprivileged.

Scariest experience you have ever had?

The scariest experience I ever had was when I got attacked by a huge rhino in an open jeep safari.

Your funniest childhood memory

I once tried to eat a live snail during monsoon season.

Your most Embarrassing moment

I got so motivated after seeing a push up video that I actually tried a move and ended up falling badly in front of the whole academy.

“Wish to be a women of steel”

One super power you wish you had

I would wish to be a woman of steel. To read and manipulate the minds of the people is the second.

Your message to India U17 football team for FIFA U17 World Cup 2017

They are very well deserved and have worked really hard. Whatever the results maybe I will support them more than I do to cricket

One moment you won’t forget

Winning my first title ever. Though it was under ten but I was so happy that I can't express it through words. You know the trophy is all yours and no one can take it away.

Your naughtiest moment during school days?

Intentionally I do all the stupid things just to go outside of the class. The sole reason behind it is to give company to the friend who is already standing outside the class.

Your biggest achievements

Got selected for the road to Wimbledon masters top 8

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