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Sania Mirza “isn’t sure” when she’ll return from injury 

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza missed the recently concluded US Open due to an injury. She had sustained an elbow injury during the Canadian Open which happened in August and continues to remain out of action. However, much to the disappointment of the Indian tennis fans, she has not confirmed if she will return from the injury soon. 

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza missed the recently concluded US Open due to an injury. She had sustained an elbow injury during the Canadian Open which happened in August and continues to remain out of action. However, much to the disappointment of the Indian tennis fans, she has not confirmed if she will return from the injury soon. 

At the beginning of this year, Mirza mentioned that 2022 will be her final year in professional tennis. But after missing out on the US Open, the 35-year-old suggested that her retirement plans would change but it remains unclear as to what will happen in the future. 

During the Indian Tennis League auction, the six-time grand slam champion suggested that it will take a few more weeks for her to get a picture of the injury. She mentioned that she tore a tendon and although it has been a month since she picked up that injury, she continues to feel it. 

“Honestly, it’s been slower than I would’ve liked (the injury recovery). So it does look like it’s going to take a few more weeks, I’ll do a few more tests and see how it is. That’s why I don’t know about my retirement plans or anything. I was hoping to play in the US Open. But I don’t know exactly when I’ll be better and then what I’ll play,” the Indian legend said.

Although it was her final year in Tennis, as per the previous plan, Mirza did not seem rusty and reached the mixed doubles semifinal at Wimbledon. She had some terrific games in the process and it doesn’t necessarily look like she’s in the twilight of her career. 

She also mentioned that it was necessary on her part to contribute to Tennis and pass on the baton. India produced some amazing doubles players over the years like Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Rohan Bopanna, who won multiple grand slam titles for the country. Mirza mentioned that with all of the above-mentioned players nearly out of the picture, they must inspire the upcoming generation. 

The Hyderabadi also suggested that she would be open to joining the Tennis federation in the future. Mirza has a very successful tennis academy in her hometown, Hyderabad, and said that she is open to joining a more prominent company or the Indian tennis federation if it can help the sport grow.