Indian tennis player Sania Mirza ends engagement
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has ended her engagement to a childhood friend, citing incompatibility.
``We were friends for five years but found ourselves incompatible during our engagement period,'' the 23-year-old said in a statement Thursday.
She had become engaged to Sohrab Mirza last July and earlier this month had said she would consider retiring from the game after she got married.
``I wish Sohrab the best in life,'' she said Thursday.
Sania's father Imran Mirza said that the end of the engagement would not impact the long friendship both families had shared.
Mirza became the first Indian woman to crack the top 40 in the rankings a few years ago and is now at No. 57. At one time, the Muslim player was assailed by conservative elements of the Indian community for competing in short skirts and sleeveless shirts.