Sania Mirza, playing the last French Open of her tennis career, started the tournament with a win in the first round of the mixed doubles match. India's Sania Mirza joined her teammate Ivan Dodig of Croatia to win 7-6(4), 6-2 straight sets against Laura Sigmund of Germany and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico in Wednesday's match.
With this win, the Sania-Ivan pair has entered the second round of the French Open. Sania, who won the Roulland Garros with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2012, is seen playing for the last time in this clay-court Grand Slam. He has announced his retirement after this tennis season. It is noteworthy that the Indian tennis star will be seen facing Italy's Jasmine Paolini and Materini Trevisan in the first round on May 26 along with her Czechoslovak partner Lucy Hradecka.
Even before this there were reports that Sania Mirza is going to retire from tennis. He says that the 2022 season is the last for him. Sania Mirza said this after losing in the Australian Open. Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kitchenok suffered a crushing defeat in the first round of the Australian Open. They were defeated by Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek and Kaja Juvan 4-6, 6-7(5) in a match that lasted one hour and 37 minutes. However, Sania will now participate in the mixed doubles of this Grand Slam along with Rajiv Ram of America.
Sania Mirza said, 'I have decided that this will be my last season. I have been playing for a week or so. Don't know if I will be able to play for the whole season or not. But I want to stay for the whole season. Let us tell you that Sania is India's most successful female tennis player. She has risen to the top in the women's doubles rankings. He has won six Grand Slam titles in his career. She has won three titles in women's doubles and three in mixed doubles.