Sania Mirza pulls out of US Open 2022 due to injury; says retirement plans will change
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has pulled out of the upcoming US Open doubles event due to an injury that she had sustained two weeks back in Canada, a development which will lead to a change in her retirement plans.
Due to an injury, she suffered two weeks ago in Canada, renowned Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has withdrawn from the forthcoming US Open doubles competition. This setback will alter her retirement plans.
Sania, 35, claimed in an Instagram post that she tore a tendon while competing in the Canadian Open in Toronto earlier this month.
"Hi guys, a quick update. I just have some not-so-great news. I hurt my forearm/elbow while playing in Canada two weeks ago and obviously didn't realise how bad it was until got my scans yesterday and unfortunately I have in fact torn a little bit of my tendon," Sania said in the Instagram post.
"I will be out for weeks and have pulled out of the US Open," she wrote.
The US Open is scheduled from August 29 to September 11. Sania, who had earlier expressed her intention to call it quits towards the end of the 2022 season, said she will change her retirement plans.
"This isn't ideal and is terrible timing and it will change some of my retirement plans but I will keep you all posted," she said.
After reaching the semifinals of the women's doubles event in Toronto with Madison Keys, Sania also played at last week's Cincinnati Open. Sania won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open women's doubles crown once each, besides winning one title each in the Australian Open, French Open and US Open mixed doubles.
(With inputs from PTI)