Sania Mirza introduced that WTA 1000 occasion in Dubai in February can be her last competitors. The Indian tennis legend stated in an interview with the WTA web site.
“Truthfully, the person who I’m, I love to do issues by myself phrases. So I don’t need to be pressured out by damage. So I’ve been coaching,” she advised wtatennis.com.
Sania, the previous doubles world no. 1, initially needed to hold up her racquet on the finish of 2022, however an elbow damage dominated her out of the US Open and compelled her to finish 2022 as early as August.
The six-time Grand Slam winner in doubles will play her last Main on the Australian Open later this month earlier than hanging up her boots on the Dubai meet.
Final yr, Sania’s father Imran Mirza stated that her Wimbledon look, the place she misplaced the blended doubles semifinal partnering Mate Pavic, can be her last match. Saina, on her half, determined to delay her retirement attributable to accidents.
“I actually don’t have the capability in my thoughts to emotionally push that a lot anymore. I turned professional in 2003,” the 36-year-old was quoted as saying by WTA. “Priorities change, and now my precedence is to not push my physique to the restrict each single day,” she added.
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Sania additionally made it clear that after her retirement she needs to concentrate on her academies in Dubai along with the one she arrange in Hyderabad, town the place she grew up and realized tennis.
“For me it’s vital to share my expertise within the locations that I reside in, that’s why I’ve one in Hyderabad and one in Dubai,” she stated.