Australian Open Sania Mirza leaves the women’s doubles from the first round. Sania Mirza had to drop out of the doubles in the first round due to a calf strain at the Australian Open.
At Australian open Sania Mirza was forced to withdraw from her womens’ doubles in the first round
She suffered from calf strain during training at the Australian Open
Sania and Nadiia Kichenok were 2: 6 and 0: 1 behind by the time Sania left the match.
Sania Mirza had to retire from the women’s doubles with her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok due to a calf load at the Australian Open on Thursday. Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok were 2: 6 and 0: 1 behind the Chinese Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu before the Indian left the match. The calf injury ended Sania Mirza’s first Grand Slam appearance after maternity leave. The Indian-Ukrainian couple Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok had just entered the tournament after winning the doubles title at Hobart International.
According to the PTI news agency, Sania injured her leg during training.
The 33-year-old Indian tennis star returns to the track after a two-year break. Sania found it difficult to move freely on the pitch and her right calf was heavily buckled.
In addition to Saina, Kichenok also struggled with the net and often missed simple deposit volleys. Sania was broken by the Chinese at 2-4 and they served the set without any problems.
The Indian took a medium break after the first set. Soon afterwards, the Indo-Ukrainian couple broke in the first game of the second set, and Sania found it difficult to continue.
Sania had previously withdrawn from the mixed double event and forced compatriot Rohan Bopanna to mate with Kichenok.
Also for India in mixed doubles is Leander Paes, a veteran who teamed up with Jelena Ostapenko who won the 2017 French Open. They compete against local wildcard participants Storm Sanders and Marc Polmans.