Sania Mirza in Wimbledon: Sania Mirza was defeated in round three of the Wimbledon championship on July 7 along with Rohan Bopanna in the stop-start mixed doubles round.
Reportedly, Bopanna stayed solid with his service games and netplay but Sania Mirza’s serve was consistently put under pressure.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, Mirza is struggling to get her to serve right as she has not played much competitive tennis post her comeback.
Being the last tournament for Mirza before the Tokyo Games, she will next compete in the women’s doubles with Ankita Raina.
Sania Mirza In Wimbledon
Mirza and Bopanna’s defeat has ended India’s challenge at the grass-court Grand Slam on Wednesday.
Although Mirza served to stay in the match at 5-6 in the decider, managing to hold after a few anxious moments, it was largely Bopanna’s reflexes at the net and a solid game from the baseline. The 34-year-old Tennis player helped the Indians pull off the game after two deuces.
Mirza newly served in a similar situation at 9-10.
The contest continued with the 14th seed pair of Dutch Tennis Champion Jean Julien-Roger and Andreja Klepac having a one-set lead. They finished on the right side of the result with a scoreline of 6-3 3-6 11-9.
While Roger hit a crushing forehand winner at 15-15, Bopanna’s discharge sailed over the baseline. On the second match point, he executed a service winner, whizzing past Bopanna’s right side.
Earlier, Mirza said that she is preparing for the fourth Olympics of her career, being the first Indian woman to do so. This comes at a time when people assumed that her career will see a fall post-pregnancy. Taking a dig at such assumptions, she said, “I am in my 30s and I’m still here.”
Her recent victory in the Hobart International WTA event proved, yet again, that a woman can have both- career and family. After the aforementioned defeat, fans are awaiting a better performance at the upcoming Tokyo Games.