Sania Mirza set to make her debut as a Commentator in Australian Open 2024

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Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza, who last appeared in her Grandslam farewell match at Australian Open 2023  in mixed doubles alongside her partner Rohan Bopanna, is set to make a comeback to the game. She will debut as a commentator for Sony TV in Mumbai. Though she left the sport since February last year, her heart still craving to be in touch with this game, which gave her a legendary status for a stellar two-decade long career.

Sania Mirza’s legacy in Indian Tennis

Sania Mirza has seen success in doubles and mixed doubles events in Grandslams. She won 3 doubles titles, leaving out French Open and 3 mixed doubles titles, except Wimbledon.  Sania Mirza also won Gold medals in 2006 and 2010 Asian games in Doha and Incheon respectively. She came close to clinching the Olympics Bronze medal at Rio in 2016. She is also the only Indian women player to be ranked as No.1 in doubles.

Sania Mirza is happy to join the Commentary Panel

Sania Mirza previously had a brief TV stint at Wimbledon 2023, where she also played few exhibition matches. This time she will be working as a full time commentator from the studio of Sony TV.

Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza at Wimbledon 2023. Source: X

Sania Mirza said, “It (commentary) helps me stay in touch with the game (tennis) that has been my life,” while speaking to RevSportz.

Speaking about the same, Imran Mirza, Sania’s father also expressed his thoughts saying, “She enjoys commentating. Sania understands the game well and since she has played with most of the women and some of the men and knows them personally, temperamentally and their game technically, Sania will be able to giver her insights which viewers enjoy.”

Sania Mirza is active in Sports Industry

Since her retirement in February last year, she actively involved not only in Tennis, but also serving as a mentor for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in Women’s Premier  League. She also attended many Tennis events across the world playing few exhibition matches as well.

Many stars from various Sports Industry have successfully proved themselves in Broadcasting as well. With tons of experience on her behind, it won’t be a tough task for the Indian Tennis Queen to make a mark in this new field as well.

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