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Tennis star Sania Mirza pulls out of US Open 2022 due to injury, says “it will change my retirement plans”

India's tennis star Sania Mirza has pulled out of the upcoming US Open 2022 due to injury, she announced on Instagram. She shared a emotional note on her Instagram story.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: India’s tennis star Sania Mirza has pulled out of the upcoming US Open 2022 due to injury, she announced on Instagram. Taking toInstagram, she wrote, “Hello guys, a quick update. I don’t have very good news right now. I hurt my forearm/elbow while playing in Canada 2 weeks ago and apparently didn’t realize how bad it was until I got my scan yesterday and unfortunately I’ve actually torn my tendon a bit. ”

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She further said, “I will be out for weeks and have pulled out of the US Open. It’s not ideal and it’s a terrible time and it will change some of my retirement plans, but I’ll keep you posted.”

The US Open 2022 is slated to begin next Monday. She was also a losing semi-finalist in mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympic Games. In women’s doubles, Mirza, a former world No. 1 player, has won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open once each in the women’s doubles event. He also won the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open once each in the mixed doubles event.

The 35-year-old six-time Grand Slam doubles champion has been in good form ever since returning to the court from a maternity break. Her consitent peformances have also seen her rise in the WTA rankings. “I feel exactly the same way. I think it came as a shock to everyone and later I said that honestly, I shouldn’t have announced it (about to retire at the end of this season) and I should have come at the end of the year. Close to and announced it because everyone got really emotional,” Sania told media.

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“I have received a lot of messages and for me tennis will always be a very important part of my life. I am grateful for my memories and achievements. I plan to finish at the end of the year, but I am in it a hundred percent and it is a long year ahead,” Sania said.

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