Sania Mirza, WTA circuit, Nadia Kichenok, Hobart International, Oksana Kalashnikova, Miyu Kato
Sania, who won six Grand Slam titles in her career, bid adieu to the game last month in Dubai, where she played her final tournament. F

Tennis is very important but not everything in my life, played without fear: Sania

Tennis is and will remain a significant aspect of Sania Mirzas life but the legendary player says that not treating the sport as the be-all and end-all gave her the freedom to unleash her aggressive game every time she stepped on court.

Sania, who is bidding adieu to the game, says she never had the fear of losing in her heart because it makes a player defensive.

The 36-year-old conjured up wins against one the best players of her era — then US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, Swiss legend Martina Hingis, Nadia Petrova, and Flavia Penneta.

Although she lost her singles matches to the legends of the game — Serena Williams and Venus Williams — she put up a decent fight when she was pitted against the American sisters.

“What made me that aggressive and that mindset was of actually not having the fear of losing,” Sania told

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