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Tokyo Olympics: Sania Mirza opens up about retirement plans

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Ahead of her comeback at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian Tennis player Sania Mirza has revealed that she has no plans to retire anytime soon and that she intends to keep going ahead.

Speaking to a news agency regarding the matter, the six-time Grand Slam champion said, "I honestly don't know. I am not planning to call it quits but the fact of the matter is that 34 in any other career is very young...as an athlete, it's not. That is a fact we have to accept. I am a very realistic person, I don't live on in the clouds...I am a very realistic person, I am very real and I like to keep it real."

"It does have pains every morning when I wake up. I do have pain that I didn't know I had the other day. I have had three surgeries and a baby. So I need to be at my 100 percent to play at the top of my game. I don't want to play tennis for the sake of playing tennis. Having said that, I have no plans, my body feels fine, it feels good, I feel fit and that I can keep going," she added.

Sania Mirza, who is partnering with Olympic debutant Ankita Raina in women's doubles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will also become the first female athlete to represent the country at four Olympics. Ankita Raina also played alongside Sania Mirza in the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles.

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