Sania Mirza turns 31: Wishes pour in for India’s top-ranked player

Sania Mirza finished 2017 with just one title - won alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands at the Brisbane International in January.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: November 15, 2017 7:33:15 pm
sania mirza turned 31 on wednesday Sania Mirza turned 31 on Wednesday. (Source: File)

India’s highest ranked doubles tennis player Sania Mirza turned 31 on Wednesday. The past year has been a difficult one for the Hyderabadi who has slipped from World No 1 in the rankings to World No 9 due to injury concerns for her partners and to make things worse, she could go under the knife herself.

She has had to go through a flurry of partners this year ranging from Barbora Strycova, Yaroslava Shvedova, Kirsten Flipkens and closed out the season with Shuai Peng. “It has been a tough year for me with my partners getting injured. All in all, I still finished close to the top 10, so I am happy with the year,” she said, on the sideline of an award function in Mumbai.

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Now she is contemplating whether to undergo an operation for the bone spur in her right knee. “I have been off for about a month. I have a couple more weeks to take rest, just trying to get used to…I will see if I need a surgery or not. Yes I have a little bit of problems,” she went on to add.

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