It would come as good news for fans as Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza is set to return to action at the ongoing Dubai Open on Wednesday after recovering from a calf injury which had cut short her campaign at the Australia Open in January. Also Read - Australian Open 2020: Sania Mirza Pulls Out of Women's Doubles Match Mid-Way Due to Injury
Thanking her physio for her recovery, the 33-year-old Indian, who will pair up with Caroline Garcia from France said she is looking forward to having a great tournament. Mirza and her partner Garcia will lock horns with Russia’s Alla Kudryavtseva and Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round of the women’s doubles event on Wednesday. Also Read - Australian Open 2020: Sania Mirza Pulls Out of Mixed Event Due to Injury But Will Play Women's Doubles
“Quitting off a grand slam tournament due to an injury is a sad experience. Especially, when you are back into the game after a long break. But thanks to my physio Dr Faisal Hayat Khan (Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery) for making me fit for the tournament. I have started practising and look forward to a great tournament,” she said.
Returning to the circuit after a two-year break, Sania’s first Grand Slam outing after maternity leave had ended with an early exit after the Indian ace retired mid-way into her women’s doubles first-round match due to a right calf injury.
In a dream comeback after the maternity break, Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok had claimed the doubles title at the Hobart International earlier this year.
Not long ago, Mirza was spotted walking the ramp during the Lakme Fashion Week. After the show, she took to Instagram where she posted the above picture.
Her fans would hope she gets off to a winning start on her return.