India’s Tennis Great Sania Mirza Calls It A Day
New Delhi: India’s greatest-ever women’s tennis player Sania Mirza bid farewell to her grand slam career. The six-time grand slam champion missed out on a near-perfect farewell. Her pair with Rohan Bopanna lost in the final of mixed doubles at the Australian Open. This was her sixth defeat in the final of a grand slam event and after the result, a teary-eyed Sania remembered her journey and called it a special moment to sign off it in the arena where she has won two grand slams, as per Mirror Now.
Sania Mirza announced her retirement at this time last year and said that 2022 would be her last season. Later, she said she had made the announcement too soon and was “regretting” it since she was being asked about it all the time. Mirza’s swansong appearance at the Australian Open in Melbourne last year ended with a quarterfinal loss to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles event.
“I am not actually thinking about that at every match to be honest very, I think that I made the announcement too soon to be very honest, I am kind of regretting it because that’s all I am being asked right now,” Mirza said when asked whether her outlook towards tennis and the Tour has changed considering it was her last season.