Sania Mirza Pulls Out Of US Open, Changes Her ‘Retirement Plans’
Sania Mirza (Image Source: Twitter)

New Delhi: Ace India tennis player Sania Mirza has pulled out of the US Open due to an injury. Sania took to Instagram and revealed that she picked up a forearm and elbow injury while playing in Canada and thus will miss the upcoming US Open. She also added that the injury has disrupted her retirement plans as well.

“Hi guys, a quick update. I just have some not so great news. I hurt my forearm/elbow while playing in Canada 2 weeks ago and obviously, didn’t realize how bad it was until I got my scans yesterday and unfortunately I have in fact torn a little bit of my tendon,” Mirza wrote on Instagram.

“I will be out for weeks and have pulled out of US Open. This isn’t ideal and it’s terrible timing and it will change some of my retirement plans but I will keep you posted,” she added.

Sania is a veteran in Indian tennis. She is the former World No 1 in women’s doubles. She has also won US Open, Wimbledon and Australian open in doubles event and Australian Open, French Open and US Open in mixed doubles event.

Sania Mirza had announced her retirement after an early exit from Australian Open this year. She had said that she doesn’t see herself playing tennis after the end of this season. “I’ve 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 too,” Sania had said while addressing the media

“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,” she added.

However, Sania later said that she shouldn’t have announced her retirement too soon. “I am feeling exactly the same. I think it came as a bit of a shock to everyone and later I said that honestly, I shouldn’t have announced it (about retiring at the end of this season) so soon and should have come closer to the end of the year and announced it because everybody got really emotional,” Sania told NDTV.

“I got so many messages and for me tennis will always be a very important part of my life. I am grateful for the memories and the achievements I have had. I do plan to finish at the end of the year, but I am in it a hundred percent and it is a long year ahead,” Sania added.