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India's Mirza enjoys winning return after having baby

14 January 2020

Sania Mirza has been shouldering the hopes of countless tennis fans throughout her illustrious career which looked to be on the verge of an end for the a year ago and a half.

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza made a winning return to the WTA circuit by advancing to the women's doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International Tournament with Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok, here on Tuesday. The 33-year-old last played at China Open in October 2017 and is now using a protected ranking.

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Nonetheless, they held their nerves in a hard-fought second set, as they won it 6-6.

In the final set, they carried on with the momentum to outplay their opponents, winning 10-3.

Soon after, Mirza was pregnant and had to sit out in 2018 and 2019 completely. With the arrival of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Mirza's son, Izhaan, there were new responsibilities that crowded the 6-time Grand Slam Champion. She has develop into a mom after being away from tennis for two years and he or she took a proper break whereas changing into a mom.

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She is also looking forward to representing India in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, later, this year.

In the absorbing contest, the pair of Sania-Kichenok looked rusty, double-faulting twice in the opening set which they eventually lost.

Considering Sania's tennis career, she has a fine career, having won three women's doubles Slam titles.

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Indian media has reported she will play mixed doubles with fellow Indian doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna.

India's Mirza enjoys winning return after having baby