Indian tennis star Sania Mirza revealed that she regrets making her retirement decision, saying it probably came a bit too soon.

Mirza announced that she would be retiring from tennis at the end of the 2022 season. She insisted that she would be drawing the curtains on her illustrious career once the season comes to close.

The 35-year-old is India’s most successful tennis player. She has won six Grand Slam titles, including three mixed doubles titles. She now wants to wrap up her tennis career, but she may have jumped the gun a little bit.

Mirza revealed that she regrets making her retirement decision, saying it probably came a bit too soon.

“I am not actually thinking about that at every match to be honest, I think that I made the announcement too soon, I am kind of regretting it because that’s all I am being asked right now,” she said, as quoted by the Week.

Sania Mirza exits Australian Open due to calf injury
Mirza (pictured) will retire in 2022. Source: theweek.in

“I am playing tennis to win matches and until I play, I am going to try and win every match I play, so it (retirement) is not something that is on my mind constantly.”

Play for the game

“I enjoy playing tennis, I have always enjoyed it, win or lose, and I still have the same outlook to it,” she continued.  

“I give my 100 (per cent), sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I am still in it 100 per cent for the rest of the year and I don’t want to really think about what’s going to happen at the end of the year.

“It happens, you don’t have a great day once in a while and it is unfortunate when it happens in a (Grand) Slam.”

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