Sania Mirza doesn’t require any introduction. One of the best female tennis stars at the age of 36, bid farewell to her grand slam career. Sania Mirza got emotional while delivering her last speech in Melbourne. Sania and her partner Rohan Bopanna lost in the Australian Open mixed doubles final against Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos. She started her career as an athlete and played her first Grand Slam 18 years ago. She is currently in Australia for the last Australian Open event of her career.
While speaking during her emotional farewell speech, Sania couldn’t control her emotions and said, “I just want to start with that if I cry, these are happy tears and not sad tears so that’s just a disclaimer. This is your moment and I really don’t want to take it away, and I really want you to know from the bottom of my heart that you guys played amazing, you deserved to win today, so congratulations and good luck.”
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“It started in Melbourne in 2005 when I played Serena Williams in the third round here as an 18-year-old, and that was scarily enough 18 years ago. I’ve had the privilege to come back here again and again and win some tournaments here and play some great finals amongst you all and this Rod Laver Arena has really been special in my life, and I couldn’t think of a better arena to finish my career at in a Grand Slam. Thank you so much for making me feel at home here,” she expressed.
She also thanked everyone for their support throughout her career. During her tennnis tenure, the star has won so many hearts and made a mark in the tennis world.