Eight-Time Grand Slam Champion and Former WTA Number One is Retiring

Eight-Time Grand Slam Champion and WTA Number One Retires

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza finished her professional career at the age of thirty-six. She and her partner Madison Keys lost at the WTA Dubai event on Tuesday, and as it turned out, it was her last professional career match.

Madison and her partner lost to the Russian pair of Veronika Kudermetova and Liudmila Samsonova in straight sets, 4:6 and 0:6.

In a glittering career that spanned 20 years, where she won 43 WTA doubles titles and one singles trophy, Sania was seen as a trailblazer for women in sport.

She recently added another chapter to that book by donning the hat of mentor to the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Women’s Premier League.