Tennis | Won’t be easy to get back to the top, believes Sania Mirza

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Tennis | Won’t be easy to get back to the top, believes Sania Mirza

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01/10/2019

Sania Mirza has stated that making a comeback to the competitive tennis and once again reaching the top won’t be a cakewalk. Mirza held the No.1 spot in the Women's Doubles rankings for more than a year before an injury and the following pregnancy took her away from the game.

Sania Mirza has been out of competitive Tennis for some while now and is targeting her return by the end of the year. But she also assessed that it won’t be an easy road ahead for her as getting back to the top is a tough task. Married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, the couple welcomed their first child- a baby boy last year.

"Well, I have been able to play these roles thick and fast. I have been a wife for a while. I have become a mother just now. I am trying to get back to the top level. I know, it is not going to be easy, but nothing is worth than doing it," Sania told PTI. 

"My realistic goal is to make a comeback to the sport. Probably by the end of this year, it may happen. Earlier I had talked about my return by 2020. There was a reason for that. I didn't want to put pressure on myself and still don't."

Sania was ranked number one in the doubles category in the year 2015 and she spoke at length about the changes in her life after the birth of a child.

"Life changes a lot when you have an infant in the house. You are not the priority anymore. As sportspersons, we tend to be a little bit selfish all our life. It is all about us. It is all about our fitness, rest and work," Sania said. 

The 32-year-old stated that the priorities in her life have changed after the birth of their first child. 

"When an infant arrives in the house, it is nothing about you anymore. It is all about the infant. And, that is what motherhood is all about. The life becomes selfless," she said on the sidelines of a promotional event.

"I and my husband (Shoaib Malik) are not discussing it at all. He can be a doctor or whatever he wants to be, and that is how my parents have brought me about. They allowed me to choose whatever I wanted to do. Maybe, my son, will not be a sportsperson at all. You never know," she said.

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