Sania Mirza to retire after 2022 season

Former doubles world No. 1 Mirza playing her last season on tour.

by Dzevad Mesic
Sania Mirza to retire after 2022 season

Former doubles world No. 1 Sania Mirza has revealed her plans to retire after the 2022 season. After losing her Australian Open first round clash with Nadiia Kicheok, Mirza announced this will be her final season on tour. “I've decided that this will be my last season.

I'm taking it week by week. Not sure if I can last the season, but I want to," Mirza said, per ESPN. "There's a bunch reasons for it. It's not as simple as 'okay I'm not going to play' I do feel my recovery is taking longer, I do feel, considering my son is three years old, I'm putting him at risk by travelling so much with him, that's something I have to take into account.

My body is wearing down. My knee was really hurting today and I'm not saying that's the reason we lost but I do think that it is taking time to recover as I'm getting older”.

Mirza, 35, can’t commit or dedicate herself anymore to the game

“Also for me to find that motivation everyday to come out, the energy is not the same anymore.

Right this minute, it's there but there are days where I don't feel like doing that. I've always said that I will play until I enjoy that grind, the process and not just winning but you have to enjoy the process and I am not sure I'm enjoying it anymore.

I am enjoying it enough to play this season. I've worked very hard to come back, get fit, lose the weight and try to set a good example for mothers, new mothers to follow their dreams as much as they can. Beyond this season, I don't feel my body doing it.

It's beat," Mirza explained. Mirza has enjoyed a success doubles career, winning three Grand Slams in women’s doubles and three more in mixed doubles.

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