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With the start of the new tennis season less than a month away, Sania Mirza is untroubled at the prospect of losing her No. Clearance Steph Curry Shoes . 1 individual doubles ranking. Mirza, who has held the top spot since April 2015, is part of a grouping of five players who are within 300 ranking points of the top spot on the WTA computer at the moment.Having won tournaments in Brisbane, Sydney and the Australian Open in Melbourne at the start of 2016, she will be defending those points as the 2017 season begins. Any of the chasing pack -- which includes Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic of France, former partner Martina Hingis and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands -- can displace Mirza over the coming weeks.Nobody remains No. 1 forever, Mirza told ESPN. Even if I lose the ranking, it does not mean that I cannot come back. As tennis players thats what we are playing for. Win the big titles, play for No.1. Most likely even if I win everything, I still may lose the ranking but I have a good chance of coming back.People take it a bit for granted because I have been No. 1 for 87 weeks. But I work harder than when I was not No. 1. Believe it or not that is just how it works. Getting there is a bit easier than staying there and I am very proud of myself for having achieved that and stayed there as long as I have and I will try and hold on to it -- and if I cant, I will try and get back to it. Just because I have been No. 1 doesnt mean the field has been easy. There [have] always been people challenging.Mirza started 2016 in the midst of a red-hot streak with Hingis. Having clinched the Wimbledon and US Open titles besides the year -ending WTA finals in 2015, the pair won their first four tournaments of the year and constructed a 41-match unbeaten streak. However, a mid-season slump forced them to reconsider the partnership and they made the decision to part ways ahead of the US Open.Mirza has since rediscovered her verve with Czech player Barbora Strycova, winning titles in Cincinnati and Tokyo and entering the final in Wuhan. Mirza will open her season in Brisbane with Mattek-Sands but will resume her partnership with Strycova at the next tournament in Sydney and then at the Australian Open.I have been No. 1 in the world for almost two years now, it has been an amazing journey, she said. I will try to do everything I can to try and win every tournament I play. Whether I can is always different. I am looking forward to playing, competing and hopefully replicating that success. If not, even coming close would be good.Although she is likely to continue her partnership with Croat Ivan Dodig in Australia, Mirza is keeping the door open on combining forces with fellow Indian pro Rohan Bopanna as a mixed doubles pairing. Dodig and Mirza reached the final at the French Open last year and the semi-finals at the Australian Open but were knocked out early at Wimbledon and the US Open.Bopanna and Mirza came within touching distance of clinching a medal at the Rio Olympics earlier in the year and have combined well over the last three weeks at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Mirza says despite the challenges the league has faced this year she has relished the experience at the end of a long season on the circuit.You will hear many tennis players say it is so great to be part of a team, the atmosphere is so different, she said. On the team you are playing for everybody sitting on the bench. I love the format. We have had three great years and the format itself is a lot of fun. It is very competitive. Nobody wants to lose and everybody is giving their heart out to win even though it is at the end of the season.No athlete in the world wants to lose no matter what they are playing. 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Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup.England are in the box-seat against India thanks to Ben Stokes mature century, says Sir Ian Botham. Stokes, dropped on 60 and 61 by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, reached his third century from 173 balls, having hit 12 fours and a six - propelling the tourists to 537 all out on day two of the first Test, in Rajkot.Botham told Sky Sports the innings was further proof of the all-rounders growing sense of responsibility at the crease. The best of the action from the second day of the first Test between India and England in Rajkot. Stokes grows with every innings; hes real box office and he can take attacks apart but he also showed today that he can knock it around when he has to, to consolidate and settle things down, said Botham.England lost a couple of quick wickets but he didnt give his away; he stayed there and England have ended up with 537 rather than 450 all out.When India came at England and tried to attack Stokes actually countered that very, very well. He and Moeen Ali looked very good and then Jonny Bairstow came out and played very well too. Sky Sports commentators Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain share their thoughts on how England can build on their advantage on day three. England have got a lot of depth now. Steph Curry Shoes For Sale. If you look at their record from six onwards, they are scoring something like 180-200 runs.Stokes century ensured that Englands innings featured three hundreds for only the second time in Asia, the only other occurrence coming in Kanpur 55 years previously. Moeen Ali reveals why he thrives batting at five Although India reached 63-0 in their first innings before stumps, the tourists still lead by 474 runs and Botham believes they have every chance of turning that advantage into a match-winning platform.I think England are in a very strong position, one from which they can really pump home their advantage. I really do believe that, said the former all-rounder.If they can get the early breakthrough on Friday then put the pressure on then theyre in business. The ball has just started reversing - we saw hints of it - and England are good exponents of that.Moeen Ali sounds very confident and upbeat, and why wouldnt he be after his hundred? England have Ben Stokes - who played magnificently today - to come back into the attack.England hold all the cards. They are in the box-seat. If England have a good day I believe that by tomorrow evening they could be bossing this game quite seriously because this pitch has got to deteriorate. Were at the end of day two and the pitch is already starting to do things; were starting to see some uneven bounce and the odd ball is turning, not always from the rough - some are turning off the pitch.England are full of confidence - they should be. They played on very difficult wickets against Bangladesh and sometimes when you play on the hardest wickets and then you come to a pitch like this, it seems like paradise.Watch extended highlights from day two of the first Test from 2pm and 8pm on Sky Sports 2, with The Verdict following immediately afterwards at 3pm and 9pm. Then join us for live coverage of day three on Sky Sports 2 from 3.45am on Friday. Also See: Scorecard Commentary Stokes leads run-glut D2 highlights ' ' '