Sania Mirza Grand Slam Goodbye: A Look At The Tennis Star Career Highlights

Following the WTA 1000 in Dubai in February, the six-time Grand Slam champion revealed last month that she will be putting up her tennis shoes for forever.

Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion, declared last month that she would retire from competitive tennis following the WTA 1000 in Dubai. Sania Mirza remarked as she waved goodbye to her Grand Slam career as the Australian Open mixed doubles runner-up, "The journey of my professional career started in Melbourne in 2005 when I played Serena Williams in the third round as an 18-year-old. From Wimbledon to the Rod Laver Arena, where she bid her last farewell, here is a look at the 36-year-extraordinary old's career.

Wimbledon Junior Womens Doubles champion in 2003: Sania defeated Czech Republic's Katerina Bohmova and the Netherlands' Michaela Krajicek in straight sets, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, to become the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam at any level.

Afro-Asian Games 2003: four gold medals Sania Ahmed, 16, who won four gold medals overall and the most gold medals overall in the competition, made sure that India won the gold in each tennis event. Slam is the first Indian woman to receive a Grand Slam seeding: At the Australian Open in 2006, Sania Mirza became the first Indian woman to be seeded in a Grand Slam competition. She had defeated Victoria Azarenka in her opening match at the time, who had won the Australian Open twice. But Mirza was defeated by Michal Krajicek and was eliminated from the competition.

2009 Australian Open Mixed Doubles champions: Maiden Grand Slam championship, Sania partnered with Mahesh Bhupati. Despite entering as wildcards, they upset the standings and won.

2012 French Open Mixed Doubles champions: She and Mahesh Bhupathi won the mixed doubles event at the French Open to earn their second major victory. The two, who were seeded eighth, breezed through without losing a point.

2014 US Open Mixed Doubles champions: The tournament's top seeds, Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares, triumphed as predicted. Mirza and Soares supported one another all the way, defeating Santiago Gonzalez and Abigail Spears in the finals. 

Won the Wimbledon Doubles and US Open in 2015: The Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis combo had outstanding success, dominating the US Open without dropping a set, winning the renowned Wimbledon tournament without dropping a set until they reached the finals, and more.

2016 Australian Open Doubles champion: The Sania-Martina team maintained their brilliant form as they easily defeated Karolina Pliskova and Julia Gorges in the semifinals before triumphing over Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to win the match and the title.

Sania Mirza Grand Slam Goodbye: A Look At The Tennis Star Career Highlights

Sania Mirza Grand Slam Goodbye: A Look At The Tennis Star Career Highlights

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