NEW DELHI May 29 Leading Indian player Sania
Mirza has become engaged to a business scholar from her
hometown of Hyderabad but has no plans to retire from
competitive tennis, domestic media reported on Friday.
The 22-year-old Mirza is a youth icon in a nation starved
for sporting success after she became the first Indian to win a
WTA tour title and break into the world's top 50 in 2005 but
has struggled to live up to early expectations.
The pair were unlikely to tie the knot in the near future,
however, as her 23-year-old fiance Sohrab Mirza planned to
pursue higher studies, reports quoted family members as saying.
Mirza has been plagued by injuries over the last two
seasons but has continued playing despite being frustrated by a
series of court petitions attributed mostly to people trying to
grab media attention.
She also had to fend off the ire of Muslim clerics opposed
to her playing in normal tennis attire.
(Reporting by N.Ananthanarayanan; Editing by John O'Brien; To
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