Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Injured Sania pulls out of Qatar Open

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Wednesday pulled out of the Qatar Open WTA tennis tournament due to knee injury.

Sania announced her decision just before her second round singles match to be played in front of the capacity crowd on the centre court against Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko in the USD 1.34 million event.

The 20-year-old had sustained the injury during her win against Italy's Romina Oprandi in the opening round on Monday.

Sania had withdrawn from the doubles event yesterday.

She will now return to her home town Hyderabad, where she will undergo a scan on Thursday.

The 46-ranked is next scheduled to play in the Indian Wells tournament.

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