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Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor hail Sania Mirza for her achievements after she announces her retirement from tennis

Tennis superstar Sania Mirza has announced her retirement after her opening-round loss in women's doubles event at the ongoing Australian Open. Her decision came as a shock to all her fans. After she announced her retirement, several B-Town celebs also took to their social media handles and reacted to the news. Actors Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor among many others hailed the player for her achievements and taking the sport to the next level in the country. Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram handle and posted a story with a picture of Sania holding the Indian National Flag proudly. Along with the picture, he wrote 'Queen @mirzasaniar' and added a crown emoji. Arjun Kapoor also posted a story and wrote, 'truly an inspiration to many @mirzasaniar.' Earlier, in a post-match ceremony, Sania while opening up on her retirement decision, she said 'There are a few reasons for it. It's not as simple as 'okay I'm not going to play'. I do feel my recovery is taking longer, I'm putting my 3-year-old son at risk by travelling so much with him, that's something I have to take into account. I think my body is wearing down. My knee was really hurting today and I'm not saying that's the reason we lost but I do think that it is taking time to recover as I'm getting older.' She further added, 'Also for me to find that motivation every day to come out. The energy is not the same anymore. There are more days than there used to be where I don't feel like doing that. I've always said that I will play until I enjoy that grind, the process which I'm not sure I'm enjoying as much anymore.' She concluded by saying, 'Beyond this season, I don't feel my body doing it. It's beat.' Notably, Sania has won six Grand Slams and has reached the summit of the WTA doubles ranking. Sania is also the first Indian to break into the top 30 in the WTA singles ranking.

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