Indian tennis stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lose in Australian Open mixed-doubles final
Indian tennis stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost in the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open on Friday. Bopanna and Sania lost in straight sets (6-7, 2-6) to Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos at the Rod Laver Arena. The match also marked the end of Sania’s Grand Slam career, as the 36-year-old had earlier announced that next month’s WTA event in Dubai would be her swansong.
Sania’s family and Rohan Bopanna’s wife cheer the Indian pair
Sania’s family including her son Izhaan was present for her last dance at the Grand Slam at Melbourne Park. Bopanna’s wife and children were also seen cheering for the Indian pair and a fan took to Twitter to describe Bopanna’s wife as “the most beautiful woman”. Responding to the viral tweet, Bopanna said, “I agree.”
Sania’s emotional farewell at Australian Open
Sania ended her illustrious Grand Slam career with a runner-up finish at the Australian Open. An emotional Sania said, “If I cry, it’s tears of happiness. This is just a disclaimer. I still have a few more tournaments to play, but my professional career started in Melbourne.” ,
A look at Sania’s achievements
Sania is India’s most accomplished female tennis player, having won six Grand Slam titles, including three mixed doubles trophies. She has won the mixed doubles titles at the 2009 Australian Open and 2012 French Open with Mahesh Bhupathi and the 2014 US Open with Brazilian Bruno Soares. The Rod Laver Arena has been a happy hunting ground for Sania where she has won the women’s doubles and mixed doubles titles and finished runner-up at the Australian Open four times.
Sania’s old partnership with Rohan Bopanna
Rohan was Sania’s first mixed doubles partner when she was 14 and the pair won the national title 22 years ago. Sania thanked Bopanna, who won her a French Open mixed doubles title, saying, “I can’t think of a better person, he is my best friend and one of my best partners to end my career.” are one of.”
In the end, while Indian tennis stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost in the Australian Open mixed-doubles final, the match marked an emotional farewell for the accomplished Sania Mirza and the end of her Grand Slam career. Sania’s family, friends and fans came out to support her in her last dance at the Grand Slam and her long partnership with Rohan Bopanna was also highlighted. Despite the defeat, Sania’s illustrious career and many achievements will be remembered for years to come.