Sania Mirza is leaving tennis, here’s what she is leaving behind

Jan 20, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

India’s tennis icon Sania Mirza announced, on Wednesday, that 2022 will be her last season.

She will retire from the sport after this season.

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Mirza’s current doubles ranking in the world is 68, as of January 2022.

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She is one of the greatest tennis players in India with $6,963,060 as career prize money.

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Let’s have a look at the 35-year old player’s achievements throughout her stellar career.

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She has brought 14 international medals home

Mirza has won 14 medals out of which 6 are gold medals. 7 medals were won across different Asian games in both women’s doubles and mixed doubles. She clinched one silver medal in women’s singles and a bronze in women’s doubles at the CommonWealth games held in India in 2010.

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Ranked as world No.1 in doubles

On April 13, 2015, Mirza was ranked number one in doubles as per Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, the first Indian female player to do so. She adorned that throne for 91 weeks in her career.

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WTA Finals Title

She is the only female Indian player to win a WTA title. She had won the title twice, in 2014 and 2015.

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Winner of three Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles

Mirza won her first Grand Slam title in 2009 by winning the Australian Open partnering Mahesh Bhupathi and the second one at the French Open in 2012. She secured her third mixed doubles slam in 2014 at the US open, partnering with Brazilian player Bruno Soares.

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Winner of three Grand Slam titles in women’s doubles

Mirza, together with Swiss player Martina Hingis won the Wimbledon and US Open titles in 2015. She won her third title at the 2016 Australian Open.

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Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awardee

Mirza was also honoured with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awards in 2015 and 2006 respectively. She was named in the Time magazine's 2016 list of 100 most influential people in the world.

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