Sania Mirza Retirement: Tennis Player Gets Emotional During Her Farewell Speech In Melbourne; Recalls Her Grand Slam Career- WATCH
Sania Mirza got emotional during her goodbye speech as she recalled the initial days of her Grand Slam career
Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza is all set to bid adieu to her career that has spanned over 20 years. After announcing her retirement, the sportswoman is all set to play her last Australian Open Mixed Doubles final in Melbourne. She couldn’t hold back her tears, during her goodbye speech as she recalled the initial days of her Grand Slam career. She got quite emotional while talking about her journey during her final match with Rohan Bopanna.
In a video that is now being circulated on social media, Sania pauses for a moment as she couldn’t control her tears while giving her goodbye speech. Recalling her journey, the athlete says, “I’m still gonna play a couple more tournaments but my journey of my professional career started in Melbourne. It started in Melbourne in 2005 when I played Serena Williams in the third round here as an 18 year old.” ALSO READ: Sania Mirza Shares A Cryptic Post On Son Izhaan ‘Getting Me Through’, Amid Divorce Speculations With Estranged Husband Shoaib Malik
Expressing her gratitude, Mirza continues, “I’ve had the privilege to come back here again and again and win some tournaments here and play some great final amongst you all, and it’s Rod Laver Arena has really been special in my life. And I couldn’t think of a better arena to finish my career at in a Grand Slam. So thank you so much for making me feel at home here.” ALSO READ: Shoaib Malik- Sania Mirza Are BACK Together Amid Divorce Rumours? Cricketer Shares PIC With Tennis Player; Fans Say, ‘Shukhar Hai Sulah Ho Gyi’
For the unversed, Sania began playing tennis at the age of 6. She was the first Indian woman to bag a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title. Overall she has won six grand slam titles. She had announced her retirement from Tennis earlier in January. She had shared a compilation of notes that expressed her gratitude towards her parents, her coach, her family and friends. She had stated that the reason behind her retirement is her son Izhaan Mirza Malik, who needs more of her time. She will be retiring at the Dubai Tennis Championships in February 2023.
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