Last Updated: February 22, 2023, 10:08 IST
Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza (Image: Twitter/@MirzaSania)
Social media hailed Sania Mirza after the Indian tennis legend bowed out of international tennis
Sania Mirza ended her magnificent 20-year-long career with a defeat in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old India legend lost in straight sets along with American partner Madison Keys in women’s doubles tie. The pair went 4-6 0-6 down to Russian pair of Veronika Kudermetova and Liudmila Samsonova in one hour long battle.
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Here are some of the reactions to Sania Mirza’s last match:
Sania Mirza – An island of hope in a sea of mediocrity …❤️A story of hard work, grit, determination & dedication finally comes to an end. From an emerging Tennis star to one of India’s national sports icons, thank you for all the memories & love…#The_Queen_Retires pic.twitter.com/T9OWIgeiUD
— All India Tennis Association (@AITA__Tennis) February 21, 2023
A mother to 4-year-old boy Izhaan, Mirza, who had turned pro back in 2003, ended her glorious career with six Grand Slam trophies.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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