Sensation of Indian tennis fans and wife of Pakistani star player Shoib Malik, Sania Mirza born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in the doubles discipline, she has won six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the WTA as India's No. 1 player in both the categories. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as the most successful female Indian tennis player ever and one of the highest-paid and high-profile athletes in the country.
We all know that Sania Mirza is living a happy married life with Pakistani cricketer Shoib Malik they tied the knot in year 2010. The online attention the wedding received made Mirza the most searched woman tennis player and Indian sportsperson in 2010, according to Google Trends.
It has now been 8 years of their marriage and the couple have decided to get a bit responsible and want a happy family. Sania Mirza is going to give birth to her first child which is scheduled to be in the month of October this year. At the same time Sania Mirza aims to return to action in 2020 Olympics. Here the question arises, will this be possible for the tennis star to maintain the standard of fitness after giving birth to a child?
In a recent interview to Gulf News Sania shared insights of her personal life and her wish to be back on the court before the Olympics.
"We are still in 2018 and my goal is obviously to try and come back to 2020 Olympics,"
"It's a realistic goal to set because it will be the end of the year after I have my child,"
Speaking about herself, the 31-year-old said: "I have not followed the 'traditional women route' in my life. I have always been the odd one out and I am glad that I was one."
"My parents have always supported all my decisions, so whether I was playing tennis in Hyderabad at a time when nobody dreamed of playing tennis or winning Wimbledon or marrying the person that I loved or having a child after eight years of our marriage, I have always lived life on my own terms,"