April 2, 2023

The six-time Grand Slam winner from India had introduced plans to retire after taking part in within the Dubai Open.

Indian tennis participant Sania Mirza has retired from the sport after a stunning first-round exit in her girls’s doubles match on the Dubai Open.

Mirza and her doubles companion Madison Keys of the US misplaced to the Russa’s Veronika Kudermetova and Liudmila Samsonova in straight units (6-4, 6-0) on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old from Hyderabad, India was taking part in the final match of her storied profession after asserting her retirement plans earlier final month.

Mirza, and her compatriot Rohan Bopanna, have been runners-up finally month’s Australian Open within the combined doubles class.

The previous girls’s doubles world primary was ranked at 28 within the newest Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation (WTA) rankings, prompting followers to query her retirement plans.

“Staying at this degree [of tennis] is taking so much out of me mentally, emotionally and bodily. I haven’t got the desire to push all the way in which to keep up this degree. Mirza advised Al Jazeera earlier this month.

Mirza gained six Grand Slam titles and 43 main titles in a profession spanning 20 years on the skilled tennis circuit.

She is the one Indian girl to prime doubles rankings, and attain a career-high singles rating of 27.

Mirza took greater than a 12 months off when she was pregnant along with her son, and returned to coaching 4 months after giving start.

The previous world primary has mentioned she would contemplate her profession successful if she impressed moms to proceed pursuing their desires after giving start to a toddler.

Since Mirza introduced her retirement, a number of feminine athletes from South Asia have thanked her for paving the way in which for ladies to step into skilled sports activities.

“It has been very nice to know that I’ve been capable of make a distinction in younger ladies’ lives, particularly these from the subcontinent,” she mentioned.

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