Published:November 15, 2017 7:33 pm
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.