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Sania bids adieu to Australian Open!

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
Last updated on: January 25, 2022 12:33 IST
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IMAGE: Sania Mirza, playing in her last Australian Open, and her partner Rajeev Ram went down to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles quarter-finals on Tuesday. Photograph: Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images

Trailblazing India tennis star Sania Mirza's swansong appearance at the Australian Open ended with a quarter-final loss to local pair Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler in the mixed doubles event in Melbourne on Tuesday.

 

Mirza, partnering American Rajeev Ram, lost the match 4-6, 6-7 to wildcard entries Fourlis and Kubler.

The 35-year-old Mirza is India's most accomplished woman tennis player, having won six Grand Slam titles, including three mixed doubles trophies.

She was aiming to add a second Australian Open mixed doubles title to her kitty after making a first round exit in the women's doubles event last week.

The Melbourne Park has been a happy hunting ground for Mirza, who recently announced that she will retire at the end of this season. Two of her six Grand Slam titles have come at the Australian Open.

Apart from winning the mixed doubles title in 2009 with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, Mirza also collected to the women's doubles trophy alongside Swiss great Martina Hingis in 2016, which was also her last Grand Slam win.

With Mirza's defeat, the Indian challenge also came to an end in the fist Slam of the year.

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