History of tennis will likely be incomplete with out you: Harbhajan Singh’s tribute to Sania Mirza after her final Grand Slam match2 min read
Australian Open 2023: Sania Mirza conjured reward from each nook and nook of the cricket fraternity after she performed her final Grand Slam match on Friday.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 27, 2023 13:41 IST
History of tennis will likely be incomplete with out you: Harbhajan’s tribute to Sania. Courtesy: Sania Mirza, Harbhajan Singh Instagram
By India Today Web Desk: Indian batter Shreyas Iyer, former Pakistan quick bowler Waqar Younis, and former spinner Harbhajan Singh heaped reward on Sania Mirza, who performed her final Grand Slam match on Friday, January 27.
Sania partnered 42-year-old Rohan Bopanna within the last at Rod Laver Arena towards Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos however misplaced the match 6-7 (2-6), 2-6 on the Rod Laver Arena.
The first set was a closely-fought affair because the Indian duo earned two breaks of serve. But within the tie-breaker, the Brazilian duo held their nerves. The second set was extra one-sided as Bopanna and Mirza completed because the runners-up.
After the 36-year-old Mirza performed her final Grand Slam match, she was showered with needs from each nook and nook of the sporting fraternity.
Iyer, who was dominated out of the three-match ODI sequence towards New Zealand, known as Mirza ‘a sporting icon’.
Iyer took to Twitter and wrote, “Congratulations @MirzaSania What a wonderful career at the very top of the sport. A sporting icon.”
Waqar, who’s additionally a former bowling coach of the Pakistan males’s staff, lauded Mirza for placing in her finest efforts all through her profession. He additionally congratulated the tennis star for an exquisite profession.
“What words come to mind when one think of Sania? For me it’s Passion, Perseverance and sheer Hard Work. Congratulations @MirzaSania on an outstanding career and all the Best in your second innings #Legend #Tennis #Champion @AustralianOpen.”
Harbhajan took to Twitter and wrote, “Best wishes @MirzaSania as you bid farewell to your highly successful #GrandSlam career. History of #tennis will be incomplete without you. I am sure your life beyond the Tennis court will be as interesting as your accomplishments in sports.”
Best needs @MirzaSania as you bid farewell to your extremely profitable #GrandSlam profession. History of #tennis will likely be incomplete with out you. I’m positive your life past the Tennis courtroom will likely be as attention-grabbing as your accomplishments in sports activities.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 27, 2023
After the match, Sania stated that she would play in a few extra tournaments earlier than calling it a day from the game. She was additionally in tears within the post-match interview on the Rod Laver Arena.
Jan 27, 2023