The final match of the mixed doubles event of Australian Open 2023 is to be played on 28 January. Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna will take on Brazilian pair of Rafael Matos and Luisa Stefani in the final. The Indian pair defeated American pair of Desirea Krawczyk and Neil Skupski of England in the semi-final match. As soon as Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna booked their tickets for the final, Sania’s son Izhaan Mirza Malik ran to the tennis court and hugged his mother.
Sania lifted Izhaan in her lap and then both kissed each other. This video is now becoming very viral on social media. Izhaan had come to watch the match to support his mother. As soon as the match was over, with the help of Bopanna, he directly reached the tennis court from the audience.
Sania, playing the last Grand Slam of her stellar career, beat third seeds Skupski and Krawczyk 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/7) in a match that lasted one hour and 52 minutes at the Margaret Court Arena. ), defeated 10-6. Earlier, the Indian pair had got a walkover from Jelena Ostapenko and David Vega Hernandez in the quarterfinals.
The pair of Sania and Bopanna won the French Open mixed doubles title in 2017, while Sania last won the Australian Open mixed doubles title in 2009 with Mahesh Bhupathi. India’s 36-year-old tennis sensation had announced before the start of the Australian Open that this is her last Grand Slam, after which she will retire after the WTA 1000 Dubai Tennis Championships starting on February 19.