Sania Mirza the Indian Women’s Tennis Superstar currently competing in the Australian Open, announced her retirement from pro tennis by the end of 2022. She had her first debut in professional tennis in 2001 and since then it has been a series of records and titles she won for the country and made a name for herself.
Why Sania Mirza decided to retire?
The Six-time Grand Slam Champion announced her retirement in an interview after her first-round loss in the Australian Open 2022. Following the game, she complained about her body not being able to cope with the stress. She says:
I have decided this will be my last season. I’m taking it week by week, not sure if I can last the season, but I want to, I still feel I can play well, go deep into tournaments and all that. But beyond this season I don’t see my body do it either. It’s beat.
The 35 year old athlete even stated concerns about her 3 year old son having to deal with difficulties due her frequent travels.
A Few of Sania Mirza’s Achievements
The Veteran holds numerous awards and championship titles and is an epitome of inspiring women into sports and reach the apex in the industry. The Indian tennis star was the top-ranked women’s doubles player between 2015 and 2017, during which she also won three successive Grand Slam titles.
- Arjuna Award (2004)
- WTA Newcomer of the year (2005)
- Padma Shree (2006)
- Major Dhyan Chandra Khel Ratna Award (2015)
- BBC List Of 100 Inspiring Women (2015)
- Padma Bhushan (2016)
- NRI Of The Year (2016)
With so many achievements and championship titles Sania Mirza has carved her name in history and she is going to be an inspiration to millions of ladies around the world in the future as well. Sania says she would to try to play in the upcoming US open as well.
Wishing her a great life ahead as her retirement would mark an “End of An Era”.