LAHORE - Pakistan No 1 woman player and junior tennis champion Ushna Suhail said on Friday she was ready to face Sania Mirza at Wagha Border if Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) includes ladies event in Pakistan-India tennis series. Talking exclusively to The Nation, Ushna Suhail said though Sania Mirza is experienced player and she is among the top 30 at international rankings yet she would like to have tennis tie with her which will give her exposure and boost her game. Playing against Sania will be like a dream come true and it will be a great experience for me, Ushna said. Ushna revealed that current body took great start with a lot of national tennis activities and they also announced many incentives for top 10 players like central contracts, sponsorship for players to have international exposures, training programmes and many more. The announcement of these incentives will surely boost the morale of the players and they will put their maximum efforts in bringing laurels for the country, Ushna added. Talking about Federation Cup, she said that this was a good experience and Pakistan won the ties against Hong Kong. The girls team should be sent for Fed Cup every year as the mens team participates in Davis Cup every year. We played well in Fed Cup against Hong Kong and won the title successfully. Win in the event took our ranking from eighth to sixth, which is a good achievement. We need such kind of exposures every year, added Ushna. When asked about prize money discrimination between men and women, she replied: There must not be too much difference between men and women prize money as we can see in Grand Slam, prize money of both men and women are almost the same. But here, there is a great difference. Prize money or reward is the thing which attracts players to do their best to win and motivate players to work hard for it. The discrimination will discourage women players. She said that exposure is very necessary for players as it lets them know their weaknesses at international and to improve their game and skills. Playing international tennis provide us opportunity to play against top ranking players and improve our international rankings. When asked about rising level of Indian tennis, Ushna replied: Indian tennis body is spending a lot of money on their players for their international exposures and also provided them international coaches while the main reason of their rise in the game is International events in their country. They feature in at least three to four international tennis events and a large number of well-organised national events. It helps in boosting their morale, finding out their weaknesses and improving their international rankings. But here in Pakistan, there has not been a single international event for the last two years. The PTF should organise at least one or two international events such as ATP or WTA. There is also a dire need of international coaches in the country as well. For this, the PTF should provide international coaches to train top 10 players at and boost their skills, game and morale and give them tough time as per international standard. There should be well-organised national tennis events every month so that players of country can play international tennis like Aisam is playing. She suggested that the PTF should provide every possible facility to top 10 players and should take pragmatic steps in this regard so that these players can compete at international level and bring laurels for the country. There is no lack of talent and brilliant players in Pakistan but the need of hour is to provide them ample opportunities to groom their skills and game and provide them maximum international exposure so that Pakistan can play in maximum international tennis events and bring laurels to country as Pakistan tennis star Aisamul Haq is serving for country and trying his best to win honours for country, Ushna concluded. Now the ball is in the court of PTF and its a correct time to fulfil its promise which they did for the promotion of tennis in the country. Ushna, born on June 26, 1993 and daughter of Khawaja Suhail Iftikhar and Dr Sabrina Suhail, is a student of 0 levels at LACAS, Lahore. Her current international junior ranking is 350 and she earned the highest world junior ranking 337 in January 2011. She has participated in 57 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournaments in 18 countries including Pakistan during last three years. She is also the first-ever Pakistani girl who has defeated a foreign player in WTA (Women Tennis Association) Tournament at the age of 15 years, also acknowledged and highly appreciated in India in May 2010 during participation and playing pre-quarters in GB1 Asian Closed ITF Tournament. She was also the finalist in doubles in three tournaments in Rwanda, East Africa in Dec 2010, Bahrain in Oct 2010, Jordan in ITF in July, 2010 and lifted a runners-up trophy and semi-finalist in the singles in Bahrain in Oct, 2010. She was quarter-finalist in singles in seven tournaments: Rwanda, East Africa (two tournaments) in Nov/Dec, 2010, Jordan, Syria (two tournaments) in July 2010, Qatar in Feb 2010 and Rwanda in Nov 2009 and qualified for pre-quarters in G2 in Nairobi in April 2010. At national level, she has also a very distinguished and high-level profile as she has won seven ladies singles titles as well as four singles and three doubles ladies titles in Wapda Inter Unit Lawn Tennis matches in Multan (March 2009 & 2011).