Indian female Tennis professional Sania Mirza announced of retiring from the game after the current 2022 season, saying that it could be her last tour. She said, "I was very sure that this was going to be my last season when I started the year or even in December. Just the way my body is playing, I don't think I can finish the season..."
As soon as the news touched the senses of netizens and fans, they began to express their tribute and cheer Sania. Biding her a happy retirement, several took to post throwback images of her success while mention it as 'end of era' in Indian Tennis.
President Hyderabad Cricket Association took to Twitter and wrote, "Congratulations on a brilliant career @MirzaSania You deserve all the accolades. I look forward to hear you as an expert commentator in the near future."
While, the Orange Army team tweeted, "Your achievements on the world stage have made Hyderabad and 🇮🇳 proud, @MirzaSania . Here's wishing you all the very best in your final season on the tennis court!"
Politician and language scholar Shashi Tharoor wrote in praise of the sportswomen and said, It's been a a remarkable career, @MirzaSania . You've made us proud multiple times. Thanks for the memories."
Actress Rahulpreet Singh wrote in a tweet, "What a powerful era with this wonder woman who represented our nation and brought home many laurels! You are and will always be a legend and inspiration to women. Here's to pushing boundaries and making great strides. We are super proud of you @MirzaSania"
What a powerful era with this wonder woman who represented our nation and brought home many laurels! You are and will always be a legend and inspiration to women. Here's to pushing boundaries and making great strides. We are super proud of you @MirzaSania ❤️— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) January 19, 2022
Twitter user Anmol Kakkar wrote, "End of Era for indian Tennis Sania Mirza going to retire after this season..." He later mentioned of her game record, "6 Grand Slams in Total; WD- Australian Open(2016) Wimbledon (2015) US Open(2015); XD- Australian Open (2009) French Open (2012) US Open (2014) - Former World Doubles No 1"
End of Era for indian Tennis— Anmol Kakkar (@Anmolkakkar27) January 19, 2022
Sania Mirza going to retire after this season 😟😟😟😟😟😢
6 Grand Slams in Total
WD- Australian Open(2016) Wimbledon (2015) US Open(2015)
XD- Australian Open (2009) French Open (2012) US Open (2014)
Former World Doubles No 1 pic.twitter.com/imKi6z38DN
"The first ever sportsperson I had a poster in my room of. Happy retirement @MirzaSania . Hope the future generation realises the value of what you have done Raising hands. Thank you Sania, " tweeted sports enthusiast Poulami.
Another netizens wrote, "She took Indian Tennis ball to newer heights, & now @MirzaSania is ready for one last show!"
Take a look at some more reactions, right here:
#SaniaMirza, the most successful woman in Indian tennis history, decides that she is bidding adieu to sports at the end of 2022.— Aarambh Ram Mahakaal (@itsARM13) January 19, 2022
35-year-old had already bowed out of singles competitions in 2013. @MirzaSania has 6 Grand Slam titles in women's doubles & mixed doubles to her name pic.twitter.com/YDCU9mUbDy
Curtains come down on a great career at the end of 2022. Super Mom Sania Mirza confirms this is her last season on the tennis tour. An athlete I admire for her efforts, honesty. Watched her for over two decades. Role model, diva, great human..big list.#SaniaMirza @MirzaSania— Kannan (@kannandelhi) January 19, 2022