Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna pair misplaced within the last of combined doubles, Sania turned emotional after the final match

India’s pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna missed out on the title after shedding within the combined doubles last of the Australian Open. Sania-Bopanna have been defeated by Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani-Rafael Matos 7-6, 6-2 within the title match.

In an all-unseeded showdown, Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos’s 7-6(2) 6-2 conquer the Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna capped a outstanding month Down Beneath.#AusOpen , #AO2023

This was the final Grand Slam match of Sania Mirza’s profession. She turned very emotional after the loss and described the Australian Open as very near her coronary heart as she began her Grand Slam profession in singles in 2005.

“My skilled profession began in Melbourne… I could not consider a greater area to complete my [Grand Slam] profession at.”We love you, Sania ❤️@MirzaSania , #AusOpen , #AO2023

After the match, she stated that she by no means thought she would play a Grand Slam last in entrance of her four-year-old son. So it’s a very particular second for me. I performed my first match right here 18 years in the past with plenty of trepidation and I’ve had the chance to return right here again and again. Rod Laver Enviornment has been very particular to me. Taking part in the ultimate is particular in itself and even when we do not get the title, there cannot be a extra particular place and a extra particular particular person (Rohan Bopanna) to finish a Grand Slam profession.

Congratulations to @MirzaSania @rohanbopanna on successful the Australian Open Combined Doubles Runners up Trophy!Sania, your final match within the Australian Open is memorable and thanks for elevating the Indian flag for such a very long time 🇮🇳

The pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna final performed collectively on the 2021 Wimbledon. Each of them carried out very nicely this time and made it to the finals and even defeated the third seeded pair within the semi-finals. In 2009, Sania Mirza teamed up with Mahesh Bhupathi to win the combined doubles title on the Australian Open. Disappointingly, Sania, who has given a brand new dimension to tennis in India, has misplaced within the combined doubles last right here 4 instances in her profession – in 2008, 2014, 2017 and now in 2023.

On the identical time, this was Rohan Bopanna’s second Australian Open combined doubles last. Within the 12 months 2018 additionally, he was the runner-up right here. After the match, he instructed that he had began his combined doubles profession with Sania Mirza and at the moment Sania was solely 14 years previous. Sania gained 3 combined doubles and three girls’s doubles titles in her profession. She has managed to win her doubles profession slam by successful titles in all 4 Grand Slam tournaments total.

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