Sania Mirza competed in her final Grand Slam match, which saw her and Bopanna lose to Brazilian teammates Stefani and Matos in the Australian Open mixed doubles final.
Mirza, a tennis player from India, lost the Australian Open mixed doubles championship match, which was her last Grand Slam match.
Sania Mirza recently competed in her final Grand Slam match, bowing out of the Australian Open after losing to fellow countryman Rohan Bopanna in the mixed doubles category final. The 36-year-old Mirza, who is regarded as India’s best female tennis player, made one final trip to Melbourne Park and advanced to the final set. However, she and 42-year-old Bopanna were defeated by Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos of Brazil, dropping their match 7-6 (7/2), 6-2.
The Indian pair lost the mixed doubles final against their Brazilian opponents in straight sets on Friday, which was not the ideal outcome Sania Mirza had hoped for. Sania broke down in tears after the match since she knew it was her final Grand Slam appearance. In Melbourne’s third round against Serena Williams, Sania thought back to the beginning of her career. As she conveyed her gratitude to everyone for their steadfast support, she broke down in tears at the Rod Laver Arena.
Mirza said Rohan was her first-ever mixed-doubles partner
Six-time Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza said Rohan was his first-ever mixed-doubles partner when they were both just 14 years old— They won the nationals. three in doubles and three in mixed. Even though it happened 22 years ago, there was no better player for me to play the final and end my career with than this guy. He is one of my best friends and partners. There isn’t a better person or location for me to end my Grand Slam career.”
Melbourne was the beginning of my professional career; I still have a few tournaments to compete in. It all started when I played Serena Williams in the third round here in Melbourne in 2005 when I was 18 years old, she claimed.
“I’ve had the honor of coming back here repeatedly, winning events here, and competing in some amazing finals with all of you. Rod Laver Arena has truly been special in my life. I also couldn’t think of a better venue to play my final Grand Slam in. I’d like to thank you for making me feel at home here, she said.
Celebrities from a variety of fields congratulate Sania on her illustrious career after the match.
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