Mirza quits singles to prolong career

by: Matt Cronin February 24, 2013

Tags: Sania Mirza

India’s Sania Mirza, who won the Dubai doubles title on Saturday with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, tells The National that had she not stopped playing singles last year, 2013 could have been her last season.

I have had three surgeries over the last five years and it’s been tough,” said the 26-year-old, who reached a career-high No. 27 in singles in 2007. “I had to make a choice about whether I want to play another year of tennis, where I push my body, or whether I want to play four more years of tennis. I love tennis too much to leave it in one year.”

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