Hyderabad, Jan 28 (ANI): Ace tennis star Sania Mirza's father Imran Mirza on Thursday confirmed that the decision to call off Sania's engagement with her childhood friend Sohrab Mirza was a mutual one and that the two families continue to be on good terms despite the couple's split.
Imran Mirza said, "It was very much a mutual decision. Sania has already said there was incompatibility between the two and they both came to us. The families have been very close. We have known each other for half a century now."
"It was mutually agreed that it might be in the best interest of everyone concerned that it should be called off," he added.
On being questioned on Sania's emotional side, Imran Mirza said, "It could hurt both. She has to fight her way out of it."
Sania's father further said, "Sania will focus on her tennis now. She will continue to play. This has nothing to do with her career. She has been playing before, through the engagement and now."
Sania said that despite she and Sohrab being friends for a long time, she found him incompatible during the engagement period.
Sania said, "We were friends for half a decade, but found ourselves incompatible during our engagement period. I wish Sohrab the best in life."
Questions were earlier raised about whether Sohrab would be able to cope as Sania's life partner.
Sania is set to participate in the Fed Cup Asia Oceanic Group two-competition beginning from February 2. (ANI)