Sania Mirza, an Indian tennis player, announced her retirement from the sport on Wednesday, according to NDTV.

According to the report, Sania and her Ukrainian partner, Nadiia Kichenok, were eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open’s women’s doubles tournament.

“There are several [sic] reasons for this. It’s not as simple as saying, “OK, I’m not going to play.” I do believe my recuperation is taking longer; I’m putting my 3-year-old kid at risk by travelling so much with him, which is something I must consider. I believe my physique is deteriorating “explained the 35-year-old.

“My knee was really aching today, and I’m not saying that’s why we lost, but I do think it’s taking longer to heal as I grow older,” Mirza remarked on Wednesday.

The tennis player went on to say that it’s tough for her to find the drive to leave the house every day since she doesn’t have the same energy levels she used to have.

“There are more days than not when I don’t feel like doing it. I’ve always stated that I’ll keep playing until I no longer love the grind, which I’m not sure I do anymore “said the athlete.

“Having said that, I still want to play the season because I’m having a good time. I’ve worked really hard to return, get in shape, reduce weight, and try to provide a positive example for women, especially new mothers, to pursue their aspirations as much as they can. I don’t feel my body doing it after this season “Mirza said.

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