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Ace Tennis player Sania Mirza bids adieu to her Grand Slam career


Indian duo Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna came second to Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos of Brazil in the Australian Open mixed doubles final today at Melbourne Park as the Brazillian pair clinched their maiden Grand Slam. Sania Mirza was competing in her final Grand Slam with Rohan Bopanna where the duo was defeated 7-6, 6-2 by Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos. Rohan Bopanna, who will turn 43 in March, and Sania Mirza, 36, had a difficult beginning because the latter was broken on his first serve.

In the fourth and eighth games, the Indian pair pounced on Luisa Stefani's serves but lost the set in the tiebreaker as Rohan Bopanna once more struggled to hold his serve in the ninth game.

Sania Mirza won two Grand Slam tournaments at the Australian Open. She won the Australian Open women's doubles title with Martina Hingis in 2016 and the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2009.

Earlier she said that her professional career started in Melbourne and she could not think of a better arena to finish her Grand Slam career. (AIR NEWS)

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