Sania Mirza Pulls Out From Australian Open Due To Calf Injury
Indian Tennis ace player Sania Mirza did her come back after returning from maternity leave but ended with an early exit as the Indian ace retired mid-way into her women’s doubles first-round match in the Australian Open due to a calf injury, in Melbourne on Thursday.
Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok, who came into the major after winning the doubles title at the Hobart International, were trailing 2-6 0-1 against the Chinese team of Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu.
Sania injured her leg during practice. She did her come back after two years of break. Sania took a timeout after the first set. Soon after, the Indo-Ukrainian pair started the first game of the second set, Sania found it difficult to continue.
Sania said “It’s unfortunate that this niggling injury got aggravated in the Hobart final just as I was getting to the top of my game. It is a lot better now and I intend to give it my best shot in doubles. It’s disappointing to miss out on the chance to partner Rohan in mixed,”.
Three-time doubles Grand Slam winner Sania has returned to competition after two years of break that ended with an early exit.