Sania Mirza Retirement: Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza has announced that she will retire from the sport at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships next month. Mirza was about to do this only last year. However, due to injury, he had to change his retirement plans, which he also announced on Instagram. Now Mirza says that she prefers to do things on her own terms and hence she does not want to be ruled out due to injury.
Mirza told wtatennis.com: “I was supposed to stop right after the WTA finals because we were looking to make it to the WTA finals but things changed because of an elbow injury just before the US Open. And honestly, as the person that I am, I like to do things on my own terms. That’s why I don’t want to be forced by injury and am training.”
Sania Mirza will retire from tennis next month
He further said- “I am trying to retire in Dubai during the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship. I am 36 years old and to be honest my body has responded, that is the main reason. And I really don’t have the capacity to push it any more emotionally. I turned pro in 2003. Now the priorities have changed and now my priority is not to push my body so much every day.
Career of Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza, who made her professional debut in 2003, has been the face of Indian women’s tennis for the last 19 years. In addition to winning six Grand Slam doubles titles in her illustrious career, she reached a career-high No. 27 in the WTA Singles Rankings in 2007, becoming the first female Indian singles player to break into the top 100. In the same doubles, Mirza became World No. 1 in April 2015, due to which she became the Indian female tennis player to do so. However, the Indian star could only hold on to the top for 21 months and her ranking dropped in January 2017.
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