- Tennis icon Sania Mirza clinched a historic silver medal for India at Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010.
- Sania has won medals in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games for India.
- Sania will retire after the 2022 season of the WTA tour.
In the epic final, India’s Sania was hoping to become the first women’s gold medalist in tennis at the CWG. Sania not only came back from a set down but the veteran tennis player also saved four match points in the thrilling summit clash of the women’s singles event at the CWG 2010. However, Sania’s bid to become India’s first gold medalist in women’s tennis was thwarted by Rodionova, who eventually upstaged her in the final.
Sania was outclassed by Rodionova 3-6, 6-2, 6-7 (3) in the women’s CWG 2010 final. Extending India’s medal tally, Sania secured a historic silver medal at the time. Speaking to the HinduSania recalled her historic match against the Australian star and revealed that the CWG 2010 final was the only time when she cried in her career.
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“Definitely, if I had won the gold in Delhi then it would have been even better but I lost the final after a really tiring schedule preceding that,” said Sania, who plied her trade in the singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles at the showpiece event. “I tell you the only time I cried in my career after losing a match was when I lost this CWG final,” Sania added.
Sania, who is the first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam, has secured podium finishes in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. Sania secured her last Grand Slam in the 2016 edition of the Australian Open. Earlier in January, Sania revealed that she will retire after the 2022 season of the WTA tour.