Former World No. 1 Sania Mirza had a spectacular return to tennis after a maternity leave of more than two years by winning the Hobart International on her comeback. She has been an inspiration for many people due to her on-field and off-field endeavours. Mirza took to her Instagram account to share her inspiring weight-loss journey after giving birth to her baby boy.
She shared a before and after photo of her on Instagram and wrote, “89 kilos vs 63 we all have goals.. everyday goals and long term goals .. take pride in each one of those .. it took me 4 months to achieve this goal of mine, to get back to being healthy and fit after having a baby .. feels like such a long way.to come back and regain fitness and being able to compete at the highest level again .. Follow your dreams.No matter how many ppl tell you, you can’t cause God knows how many of those we have around us. If I can then anyone can #believe #mummahustles”.
She had last played at the China Open in October 2017 before coming back and winning the Hobart International title in January this year with her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenov. They defeated the second seed Chinese pair of Shuai Peng and Shuai Zhang in straight sets.
Unfortunately, the Indian ace retired mid-way into her women's doubles first-round match at the Australian Open due to a calf injury. Sania and Kichenok were trailing 2-6 0-1 against the Chinese team of Xinyun Han and Lin Zhu when the Indian called it quits. Sania has injured her leg during practice.
Earlier, Mirza was also declared doubtful for the Fed Cup matches while the rest of the Indian team travelled to Kazakhstan without her. AITA Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee said that they had written to her and it is to be seen what happens.