It was a double-blow for India star tennis player Sania Mirza. For she not only lost in the mixed doubles quarter-final (partnering Bob Bryan) of the Australian Open but unfortunately suffered an injury which will force her to take a two-week break.
The 25-year-old Sania, the only Indian woman tennis player to win two Grand Slam titles, has strained illiacus muscle (resulting pain in the hip). She will get an MRI scan to know the extent of the seriousness of the injury.
“It is disappointing definitely, but again, these things are not in my hand,” exclaimed Sania Mirza.
This injury also means Sania will miss the Pattaya WTA tournament where she was the defending champion . And, the Hyderabadi will also miss the Fed Cup which follows the Pattaya in Kazakhstan.
It may be recalled here that Sania played a big role in leading India into the Fed Cup Zone I last year with some sterling performances.
In fact, Sania has informed the All Indiatennis Association about her injury and the inability to compete in the Fed Cup, according to her father Imran Mirza.
With surgeries on both knees, Sania was long back forced to give up singles and focus more on doubles.
“However, hopefully, this is not serious and I am hopefully she will be back playing in a few weeks time,” Sania’s family members insist.