For a country of 1.2 billion people, India has struggled to find success at the Olympics, winning just one individual gold medal.
Sania Mirza, the country's top women's tennis player, hopes to help double that total in London this year.
India only has one singles player ranked in the top 100 - Somdev Devvarman at No. 86 in the ATP rankings - but it does have some of the world's best doubles players. Mirza is ranked 11th in the WTA doubles rankings, while Leander Paes is No. 7 in the ATP doubles rankings, Mahesh Bhupathi is No. 8 and Rohan Bopanna is No. 11.
Mirza, who lost her first-round singles match at the Australian Open to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria on Monday, says she's planning to play mixed doubles with one of the three men at the 2012 London Games.
It's the first time since 1924 that mixed doubles will be included at the Olympics.
''Funnily enough, a medal is a medal at the Olympics. It doesn't matter if you get it in singles, doubles or mixed,'' she says. ''We're ...