Former doubles World Number one, Sania Mirza is set to make her return to the WTA courts after her two-year-old maternity hiatus. Former Australian Open champion, Mirza is aiming to give her best on the Melbourne courts in January 2020 (in the doubles discipline), but before that she will play Brisbane and Hobart International 2020.
Reports suggest that Sania Mirza will be in tandem with Nadiia Kichenok in Brisbane and Hobart. Besides the Grand Slams and the other big tournaments on the WTA Tour, the Indian tennis champion, Sania Mirza is determined to clinch a medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
“I began preparing not long ago and would be prepared in time for the Australian Open. I have not played proficient tennis for about two years so I’m searching for a decent rebound,” Mirza said.
“Give me a chance to get a decent start solitary at that point will I start considering winning a competition. In any case, I do trust despite everything I have the stuff to win a Grand Slam.”
After reaching the semifinals of US Open 2017, she was last seen on the courts of Wuhan and Beijing. After that, she broke her pregnancy news. In her last three tournaments, Mirza played alongside China’s Shuai Peng.
This year, she was keen on switching on her professional career at the US Open 2019, but unfortunately, her body wasn’t ready to take up professional tennis this year in August.
The 33-year-old Indian tennis icon, Sania Mirza has been working meticulously to get her fitness back and re-established her self in the field of women’s tennis.
“The explanation I never dedicated to returning to tennis was that I didn’t have the foggiest idea how my body would respond. It incurs significant damage [on the body and mind] when you are an expert competitor. It’s a similar when you deal with a baby. Both are physically and genuinely requesting,” Sania Mirza told Mid-Day.
In her hoard of 41 WTA doubles titles, she has amassed three different majors in both doubles and mixed doubles. Her league with Martina Hingis during 2015 and 2016 aided her to reach the summit of the sport.
At US Open 2005, Sania Mirza reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Flushing Meadows major in the singles discipline and lost to then-World Number one, Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. It was the first time ever an Indian singles tennis player reached the fourth round of Grand Slam on the WTA courts.