India’s ace tennis player, Sania Mirza won the Hobart International title on Saturday. The 33-year-old tennis player made a powerful comeback to the game after a two-year maternity break to combine with Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine in ongoing Australia Open.
Sania Mirza along with Nadia Kichenok defeated Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang of China in the women’s doubles final in Australia. Defeating the duo, Sania Mirza won her 42nd WTA doubles title, the first one since she won Brisbane International in 2017.
Traveling along with her to the Australia open is her 14-month-old son Izhaan, whose ‘entourage’ is bigger than her, as per Sania Mirza. Talking in an interview, Sania Mirza revealed:
“My baby’s entourage is bigger than mine now. That’s the only way I’m able to give my 100 percent into training”
Sania Mirza’s baby has her waking up in the night, however, the star player didn’t let these mommy things affect her game. She revealed:
“It is a little more complicated. He sleeps in the same bed as me still, so he wakes up a couple of times a night. It’s basic things like that that you probably don’t think about when you’re not a mum. It’s things like that. I’m really lucky. I have a lot of help. My mum is there. My parents have been a great support. There’s no way I would have done it without them.”
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Today was one of the most special days of my life .. to have my parents and my little baby boy supporting me in my first match after a little less than 2 and a half years .. and to top it off we even WON our first round with my partner @nadiakichenok ✌🏽feel very grateful and thankful for all the msgs, support and love I am receiving.. BELIEF!! Takes you places 🙃 YES my baby boy we did it 💪🏽🤚🏽 @izhaan.mirzamalik Allhamdulillah for everything 🙌🏽
Sania Mirza’s comeback into the game as a mother is being hailed as an inspiration as rarely we see a sportswoman from a country like ours making a comeback in the game again after becoming a mother. However, thanks to the supermoms like Sania Mirza and Mary Kom, we never get short of getting inspired. Talking on the same issue, Sania said:
“I feel especially in the part of the world that I come from, when women have a kid or kids, it’s treated as kind of an end of their world, it’s all about the children. I feel that women are made to feel if they go out and chase their dreams, they’re probably not the best mothers in the world. I hope that changes.”
“I hope that if my victory or even one match can inspire even one woman to follow her dream or heart, I would be really, really privileged.”
Twitterati can’t stop gushing about India’s pride, Sania Mirza. From celebrities, cricketers to many prominent people around the world, everyone is taking to their social media to laud the super-talented Sania Mirza for her amazing comeback into the game.
The former Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, who shares a great equation with Sania Mirza, also took to his Twitter and hailed Sania Mirza for her comeback into the game. In his tweet, he congratulated her and wrote how being a mother makes one stronger. He wrote:
Here, check out his Tweet:
Congratulations @MirzaSania ! What a comeback. I guess being a mommy makes you stronger 💪Proud of you my friend
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 18, 2020