New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Tuesday announced that she has pulled out of the upcoming US Open Grand Slam tournament following an elbow/forearm injury she sustained during the Canadian Open two weeks ago.
The US Open will be held from August 29 – September 11. The hard-court Grand Slam tournament, established in 1881, will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, United States.
Taking to Instagram, Mirza said: “Hi guys, a quick update. I just have some not-so-great news. I hurt my forearm/elbow while playing in Canada 2 weeks ago and obviously, didn’t realize how bad it was until I got my scans yesterday, unfortunately, I have in fact torn a little bit of my tendon.
The 35-year-old tennis ace in January announced that she would be retiring at the end of the 2022 season.
“I will be out for weeks and have pulled out of US Open. This isn’t ideal and it’s terrible timing and it will change some of my retirement plans but I will keep you posted,” she added.
After reaching the semifinals of the women’s doubles at the Canadian Open alongside partner Madison Keys, Mirza was also featured at the Cincinnati Open last week.
The six-time grand slam champion, who is also a former women’s doubles world number one, has won the women’s doubles titles at Wimbledon, Australian Open, and US Open, and finished second at the French Open.
She has also won the mixed doubles titles at the French Open, Australian Open, and the US Open.