The former World No. 1 in doubles and Grand Slam title winner will retire after this season
The 35 year old Tennis player said in her statement today that she plans to retire by the end of this season of the WTA tour. “This will be my last season. I am taking it week by week. I am not sure this body will take any more load beyond this season,” said Sania Mirza. She has been India’s pride winning two Grand Slam titles, Asian games, Common Wealth games and is the former World No.1 in doubles. The news came after her first-round loss in women’s doubles at the Australian Open but Mirza cleared the air and said that her retirement doesn’t have anything to do with it. She clarified that she was taking more time to recover from injures and that she is putting her three old son at risk by traveling with him in the pandemic situation.
“I had great memories here, singles, doubles and mixed doubles. It’s been a great journey. I am not looking forward to June or July, I am literally going week to week, with my body, with virus, there is so much uncertainty. Every time I play, I feel I have a chance to win, that’s why I am here. It is not because of disappointment of today’s match. Just the way my body is. I am not sure if I can finish the season. I want to play full season, I am still (ranked) 50-60 in world, I do feel I have the level to play,” she said.