Sania Mirza To Undergo Surgery, Likely To Miss Australian Open

Sania Mirza - Sakshi Post

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza is set to miss next month's Australian Open owing to a knee injury, and could go for a surgery to treat the condition.

Sania is suffering from a condition called jumper's knee in her right leg. It is defined as a painful condition of the knee caused by inflammation or small tears in the tendon of the patella. Sania won the 2016 Australian Open women's doubles title with Martina Hingis before announcing their split in August.

The 31-year-old, who was here for the final of the Premjit Lall Invitational tournament, said she might have to go for a surgery and is looking for a Roger Federer-like comeback.

"It's kind of serious. Surgery is probably on the cards. I will be out for a few months for sure," Sania said at the Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy. Sania said she is okay while walking with the injured knee but playing is painful.

"I'm okay to walk but it's painful when I've to change directions, when you actually go on to play, that's the biggest problem. I can run straight but not able to do plyometrics stuff.

"My doctors told me to take a couple of months off and then see how it feels before it gets into a process of either surgery or injections. When I saw them, the pain was not less after two months.

"Now we have to take a call. It's a little bit up in the air, I can't tell you a definitive next. So I will be missing the Australian Open for sure. It won't be before a couple of months at least." (PTI)

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