Indian tennis star Sania Mirza’s performance in the last Grand Slam of her career has not been anything special. Sania Mirza and her partner Ana Danilina have lost in the second round of Women’s Doubles. Eighth seeds Sania Mirza and Ana Danilina were defeated 4-6, 6-4, 2-6 by Alison Van Uitvank (Belgium) and Anhelina Kalinina (Ukraine) in a match that lasted two hours and one minute. In the first round, Sania and Ana Denlin had defeated Dalma Gulfi and Bernarda Pera, but she could not repeat the old performance in this match.
Sania and Danilina could not perform anything special in the first set and they had to lose this set. Sania-Danilina were trailing 0-3 in the second set as well, but after that Mirza and Danilina came back and won three games in a row. In the seventh game, both Kalinina and Van Van combined to break serve when forehand shots went wide. After this Sania and Danilina won the second set. However, in the third set, Sania and Danelina could not maintain the momentum and their serve was broken thrice.
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Sania-Bopanna keep hopes alive in mixed
The only challenge left for Sania Mirza is in mixed doubles where her partner is Rohan Bopanna. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have also reached the second round of the mixed doubles event. Sania-Rohan defeated Australian Jamie Fourlis and Luke Saville in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in the first round. Sania-Rohan will now face the pair of Ariel Behar and Makoto Ninomiya in the second round.
Sania has six Grand Slam titles
Please tell that Sania Mirza is playing her last Grand Slam tournament. Sania announced her retirement this month. Sania Mirza is counted among the best female tennis players of India. Sania Mirza Sania has won a total of six Grand Slam titles, including three women’s doubles and as many mixed doubles titles. He won his last Grand Slam in 2016 through the Australian Open. But Sania Mirza could not win any Grand Slam from him.
List of Sania’s Grand Slam titles:
1. Australian Open (2009) – Mixed Doubles
2. French Open (2012) – Mixed Doubles
3. US Open (2014) – Mixed Doubles
4. Wimbledon (2015) – Women’s Doubles
5. US Open (2015) – Women’s Doubles
6. Australian Open (2016) – Women’s Doubles