Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 13:20 IST
Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza and Kazakhstan’s Anna Danilina, who’re seeded eighth, defeated Dalma Galfi and Bernarda Pera 6-2, 7-5 within the first spherical of the ladies’s doubles on the Australian Open on Thursday.
Mirza, who has been coping with a lingering calf harm, had deliberate to retire on the finish of the 2022 season however an elbow harm in August dominated her out of the U.S. Open.
The India tennis star who has been residing in Dubai for greater than a decade will then look to bid farewell to the game within the Emirates, the place she has competed for a few years in entrance of her huge fanbase. Sania had introduced that she’s going to retire from skilled tennis at Dubai Tennis Championships, a WTA 1000 occasion, which begins on February 19.
The 36-year-old had earlier launched an emotional notice on Instagram the place she talked about her profession and confirmed that the 2023 Australian Open goes to be her final grand slam.
The both Indians within the doubles fray, with no consultant within the singles occasion, misplaced their opening-round matches.
Ramakumar Ramanathan and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela misplaced to Stefanos and Petros Tsitsipas 6-3, 5-7, 3-6 within the first spherical of the lads’s doubles.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni had been overwhelmed by Andreas Mies and John Peers 5-7(5), 7-5(4), 3-6 within the first spherical of the lads’s doubles.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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