Sania had played with American Lizel Huber at the Wimbledon where she made a third round exit. (Agencies)
"I am going to try with Jie Zheng. We will take time to get used to each other and we have four weeks before the US Open," Sania said on the sidelines of the IBL auction.
Sania said the game of the Chinese, with whom she had fought many a interesting singles battles in the past, compliments hers.
"Back hand is her strength; she plays close to the net. From the back of the court is my strength. She has won the Wimbledon and Australian Open. She made a couple of semifinals in singles. She knows what it takes at the highest level. We had some great singles battles in the past. I lost my Asian Games singles medal when I lost in three sets to her in Doha, so hopefully we will hope to win some together," Sania said.
Talking about her partnership with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, with whom she won her last WTA doubles title (14th), Sania ruled that the pairing could not continue.
"Unfortunately, me and Bethanie were playing so well for the last year but unfortunately her body is very fragile and it is tough for her to play both singles and doubles so right now she has decided to stay away from doubles as she has lost a lot due to injuries and she doesn't want to go out again," she said.
Sania had played with American Lizel Huber at the Wimbledon where she made a third round exit.