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Serena great example for women who want to have it all, says Sania Mirza


Sania Mirza at the Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Summer Resort 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Sujit Jaiswal

Mumbai: Tennis star Sania Mirza says her contemporary Serena Williams is a shining example for women who want to enter sports and “have it all”.

The professional tennis player, who walked the ramp for designer Anushree Reddy at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018, was a stunning showstopper in a glittering pale pink gown. Sania, 31, praised Serena for always being a go-getter in both life and career, without compromising on her hopes and dreams.

The American player, who has won 23 grand slams, recently gave birth to her daughter, Olympia Ohanian.

“I think everyone should embrace motherhood. What Serena Williams has achieved is incredible not just as a tennis player but I think she’s trying to set an example that women can have it all. I think she does have it all.

“She’s a great example for women who want to take up sports and their parents think that they won’t get married,” Sania told PTI on the sidelines of the ongoing fashion extravaganza.

About the pink gown, the fashionista said she, despite being a non-girly girl, she loves the colour.

“Pink makes you look not only beautiful but also handsome these days,” she added.

Anushree said the colour is more restricted to a specific gender.

“I made the male models also dress in pink. I don’t think it’s about who should wear what. In case of men, it’s about who can pull it off. Now men are more open to wearing pink,” the designer told PTI.

The designer unveiled her collection, ‘Pink – the Navy Blue of India’, today.