Sania Mirza to retire after the 2022 season. Mirza has won 6 Grand Slam titles and is the first Indian to make the top 30 in the WTA singles list. She made the announcement soon after losing a doubles match at the Australian Open.
“India’s first female tennis star Sania Mirza on Wednesday announced her retirement plans, confirming that the 2022 season is her last.”
The Indian tennis player has won six Grand Slams and topped the WTA doubles list. Mirza is also the first Indian to make it into the top 30 on the WTA singles list. Mirza has announced her retirement from tennis after her first defeat in the women’s doubles event at the ongoing Australian Open.
The 35-year-old said after her game was over: “There are reasons for this. It’s not so easy to say ‘OK I’m not playing. I think it will take a long time to recover. Today my knee is so bad and I do not mean that’s the reason we lost it, but it will take time to recover as I get older.”
“And to find out what motivates me daily. Power and strength are no longer of the same intensity. There are more days than ever before when I don’t want to keep doing this. I keep saying I will play until I enjoy it. Now I don’t know whether I fully enjoy it or not.”
“I still want to play the season, because I’m happy to play for a year. I tried my best to come back, stay healthy, lose weight and be a good example to moms and new moms. I worked very hard to follow my dreams. At this time of year, I don’t feel my body having the best days and not sure of playing ahead”Mirza said.
In the women’s doubles event, Sania Mirza and her Ukrainian opponent Nadia Kichenok lost for the first time. The Kazakh Juan-Tamara Zidansek duo of Slovenia defeated Mirza-Kichenok 6-4, 7-6.
Mirza and Kithenok failed to make their mark in the first set. Although the two fought in the second set, they could not prove it in the end. And lost it.
A good example
She is proud to say that the way she worked so hard to give birth to a baby boy three years ago and regain those power and strength in the field in representing her country is an ideal example for mothers.
In addition to the Grand Slam title, other high points in her career were amazingly achieved.
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With this decision of not continuing playing in the field, the champion will be able to focus more on training the underprivileged at his school in Hyderabad.
In 2015 she won Wimbledon with Swiss athlete Martina Hingis, and then won the US and Australian Open.
She was close to winning the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and Rohan Bopanna played against Venus Williams and Rajiv Ram in the semi-finals but lost.
She also won two Grand Slam titles with the teammate Mahesh Bhupathi – 2009 Australian Open and twice in the French Open of 2012.
Mirza started playing tennis at a young age during the summer holidays but took it seriously after winning the adult tournaments – winning her first title at the 2002 Asian Games at the age of 15.
She entered the WTA Tour in 2003 and later reached the level of 27 most popular players in the world, still maintained by topping the list of Indian women the most popular players.
Mirza has also attracted a lot of attention to her life outside of tennis – including her marriage to former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik. And dealing with some I do-pak hatred as well. The couple has a three-year-old son now.
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Clearly, Sania is one of India’s top athletes. She continued the legacy created by Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and others and is still the face of Indian tennis. Her work is filled with high numbers and has made her one of the most famed athletes in the world that hailed from India.
The non-honorees have so far won single song titles and double titles in their 43 major career achievements. According to the WTA, Sania received a total of $ 7,030,997 (approximately Rs. 52,29,35,323.57 crores) for her work.
Sania’s fans are hoping to add more titles to her cabinet. In the meantime, she will be focusing on a double hit at the 2022 Australian Open where she will work with Rajiv Ram.