MUMBAI Oct 20 India's Sania Mirza has opted to
end her season early to recover from injury and prepare for
"It's been a long and hard year for me where I had to make
comebacks from two serious injuries and surgery," 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
The 20-year-old had planned to end her season after playing
in Austria and Canada in the coming weeks but a strained
abductor muscle picked up in her first round loss at the Zurich
Open on Monday has forced the world number 30 to revise her
The Indian number one underwent surgery in March after
suffering a ligament injury in her right knee at the Qatar
She suffered a wrist injury after the U.S. Open, where she
reached the third round, and missed her home WTA event last