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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has faced defeat in her last Grand Slam. Sania Mirza had already announced that the Australian Open would be her last Grand Slam tournament. He participated in two categories in this tournament. In women’s doubles, Sania was paired with Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina, both of whom were eliminated in the second round of women’s doubles. However, in the mixed doubles, Sania teamed up with Rohan Bopanna to make it to the final. However, his dream of becoming champion in his last Grand Slam came to an end with a loss in the final.
The pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went down 6-7, 2-6 to Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos. Speaking after the defeat in the final, Sania became very emotional and could not hold back her tears. However, he soon overcame himself and fulfilled his word.
“My professional career started in Melbourne… I couldn’t think of a better arena to finish my [Grand Slam] career at.
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What did Sania say?
After the match, Sania Mirza said, “I have two more tournaments to play. My career started in Melbourne itself. In 2005, I played against Serena Williams in the third round. At that time I was 18 years old. I have been fortunate to be able to come here time and again and win many tournaments here. Also played some great finals. Rode Laver has been special in my life. What better arena could I have wanted to end my career at a Grand Slam Can’t think about. Thank you for making me feel at home here.”
What happened in the match?
The pair of Sania and Bopanna, who lost only one set before the final in the Australian Open 2023, did not look in rhythm in the title match. Although the first set was a fierce battle between the two pairs, in the end Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos won the set by a margin of 7-6. After this it was expected that Sania and Rohan Bopanna would make a comeback in the second set, but it did not happen. The Brazilian pair won the second set by a huge margin of 6-2 and also won the title. In the second set, the pair of Sania and Rohan Bopanna completely lost their rhythm. However, Sania still has two tournaments to play. In such a situation, he has a chance to end his career with a win.