Target acquired! Tennis champion Sania Mirza to set foot on the court on her comeback bid in next year’s Brisbane International. She has been away from the sport for more than a year mostly taking care of her baby and more of herself. While we often see this mum slaying her gym routines on social media as she aims to get back in shape after maternity break, the tennis star is to make a rocking comeback after missing the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons due to the birth of her son Izhaan in October last year, The Bridge reported.
Sania has had an illustrious career as she has achieved path-breaking honours. In her second innings, she plans to return to the court after maternity break which is likely to begin by January 2020. The former world number one also aims to play in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. But before that, she is going to start her journey back to competitive tennis in Brisbane and in the Hobart International before appearing at the Australia Open. She is expected to play both the women’s doubles and the mixed doubles events.
- Sania Mirza is likely to make a comeback in next year’s Brisbane International and in the Hobart International before appearing at the Australia Open. She will play both the women’s doubles and the mixed doubles events.
- She has been away from the sport for more than a year mostly taking care of her son Izhaan.
- She missed the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons due to the birth of her son Izhaan in October last year.
- The former world number one also aims to play in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The ace tennis player keeps updating her fans about her fitness routine after the birth of her baby boy. We caught a few glimpses of her weight loss journey, posted on Instagram. She shares videos of her working out at the gym and how to lose the post-pregnancy weight.
Before pregnancy, Sania won six doubles Grand Slam titles — including three mixed —achieved the number one rank
The 33-year old also motivated fans in an Instagram video talking about how she lost 26 kgs in four months. “The reason I never committed to coming back to tennis was because that I didn’t know how my body would react. It takes a tremendous toll [on the body and mind] when you are a professional athlete. It’s the same when you take care of an infant. Both are physically and emotionally demanding,” she told Mid-Day.
“I have achieved everything which I could have dreamt of in my career, whatever happens next will be a bonus for me,” she said.
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Talking further about how ace Serena Williams, who too rocked a post-pregnancy comeback, inspired her, Sania claimed, “There is enough self-motivation to come back but it’s nice to see people like Serena competing at Grand Slams after having a baby, it’s obviously very inspiring.”
In a throwback video, she also announced that she managed to lose 26 kgs in the span of four months.
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