India’s tennis star Sania Mirza announces retirement plans

Melbourne: India’s first women’s tennis superstar Sania Mirza on Wednesday announced her retirement plans, confirming that the 2022 season will be her last.

Sania announced her retirement plans after her opening-round loss in women’s doubles event at the ongoing Australian Open.

“There are a few reasons for it. It’s not as simple as okay I’m not going to play. I do feel my recovery is taking longer, I’m putting my 3-year-old son at risk by travelling so much with him, that’s something I have to take into account. I think my body is wearing down. My knee was really hurting today and I’m not saying that’s the reason we lost but I do think that it is taking time to recover as I’m getting older,” said the 35-year-old after her match.

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