The legendary Tennis player Sania Mirza announces retirement from Tennis. Here is a look into how it started to how it’s ended.
A young girl moved from Mumbai to Hyderabad and started her movement towards her dream at
the age of six, becoming a professional tennis player in 2003. She made her start-up successful
by winning ten singles and thirteen doubles titles as a junior player.
Her era started in the year 2001 when she made her debut and soon became one of India’s finest tennis players of all time.
From the year 2003 until her retirement in singles, she has always been ranked Indian number 1 singles player. Notably, at the year of 2004, She has won six ITF singles titles. In 2005, She made her grand slam singles debut at Australia open. In 2006, She was the first female Indian-seeded player to enter the Australian open. She was also the
highest-ranked Indian female player ranked world’s 27 in the mid of 2007.
In the year of 2008, she has been widely affected by her wrist injury causing her to withdraw from major tournaments. A year later, she won her first Grand slam also she also settled the Australian Open mixed doubles
title with Mahesh Bhupathi.
Later in her journey, she joined hands with the ‘Swiss Miss’ Martina Hingis and found success. She then took a break from the game after the birth of her son. In 2020, she came back, playing alongside Nadiaa Kichenol, a Ukrainian tennis player.
She initially decided to retire at the end of the 2022 season, unfortunately, her elbow injury in August, put that on hold.
Come the 2023 season, Sania Mirza announced that the Australian Open would be her final major. She had a dream run with India’s Rohan Bopanna, reaching the final of the Mixed doubles. Though she had lost, she bowed out as a champion.