Best-ranked Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has decided to end her season early to completely recover from injury and start the next year fresh and prepared.
The 20-year-old Mirza had planned to play two more tournaments after the Zurich Open, but on Monday, in the first round of the tournament in Switzerland, she strained an abductor muscle and had to change her plans.
During the 2007 season, Mirza underwent one surgery in March after sustaining a ligament injury in her right knee at the Qatar Open.
Additionally, she suffered a wrist injury after the US Open, where she reached the third round, and missed her home WTA event last month.
"It's been a long and hard year for me where I had to make comebacks from two serious injuries and surgery," world No.30 Mirza told the Times of India newspaper on Saturday.
"I am mentally tired and my body is crying out for a break. I am looking forward to a rest and then a great season next year." (source: Reuters)