MELBOURNE, Jan 25 —Sania Mirza, India’s greatest women’s tennis participant, stayed on track for a fairytale farewell after she achieved the blended doubles last at the Australian Open up currently.
Mirza teamed up with Rohan Bopanna for her last Grand Slam in Melbourne, acquiring announced her desire to stage absent from the activity following upcoming month’s Dubai Tennis Championships.
Mirza, who received the women’s doubles crown at the 2016 Australian Open, and Bopanna defeated the third seed pairing of Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 10-6 in the semi-finals now.
For Mirza, there was no modify of strategy heading into her remaining big, with the 36-year-previous targeted on competing at her very best degree.
“I participate in every match attempting to earn, irrespective of whether it’s my past tournament or my previous slam or my very first slam. For me, competitiveness is in my blood,” Mirza, the initial Indian to gain a WTA singles title, told reporters.
“Every time I action on the court docket, I want to acquire no matter of regardless of whether it is going to be my past slam, no matter whether it’s my past year…
“It’s particular in many means. It is emotional in lots of ways. The strategy to each and every match continues to be the same, the same professionalism, warmup, schedule, kind of will to gain. That doesn’t really improve.”
Mirza will engage in in the combined doubles closing on Friday, 18 a long time following she 1st designed her key debut at the similar tournament. — Reuters