I quit singles to prolong my career, says Sania Mirza

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updated: March 03, 2013 00:48 IST
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Mumbai: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Saturday said the three surgeries she underwent in five years forced her to switch to doubles in a bid to prolong her career for a few more seasons.

"I have had three surgeries and to comeback from those surgeries has been extremely difficult," Mirza, who has won 16 WTA titles, said at an event in Mumbai.

"That definitely is the reason why I decided to switch to doubles. I have been fortunate to play eight years of singles and doubles at the highest level in my career. Do I miss singles? Yes. But do I want to stop playing tennis in one year and play singles and doubles? No. I love tennis too much and I want to play for a few more years," she added.

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