Former Doubles No. 1 Sania Mirza finished her Grand Slam career on Friday at the Australian Open. In the mixed doubles final, where she was attempting to capture her seventh and last major championship, Mirza and her partner Rohan Bopanna lost to Luisa Stefani and Rafael Matos.
Mirza is scheduled to compete in two more Hologic WTA Tour events next month: the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open where she will team up with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships where she will team up with Madison Keys.
She peaked at No. 27 in the singles rankings in 2007 before devoting herself entirely to the doubles circuit. At the Australian Open in 2009, she and Mahesh Bhupathi won the mixed title, giving her her first major victory. Later, she won the mixed doubles competitions at the 2012 French Open and the 2014 US Open.
Mirza and Martina Hingis teamed together in 2015 to become one of the most fearsome and effective partnerships of the previous ten years. The pair triumphed at the 2015 Wimbledon, 2015 US Open, and 2016 Australian Open to win three straight majors. In April 2015, Mirza became the first Indian woman to hold the top spot on the WTA Tour in doubles.