With the prestigious Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajeev Gandhi Khel Award to her name, tennis star, Sania Mirza is one of the most famous sports personalities around the world. She, however, chose to keep herself away from the game after playing China Open in October 2017 following her pregnancy.
Ever since fans have been waiting for Sania to return to the court. And she recently did make a comeback and how!
Sania who was once named the WTA Newcomer of the year in 2006, has moved one step ahead to win the same tournament in 2020.
Sania with her partner Nadia Kichenok had qualified to the quarterfinals of the Hobart International with their 2-6, 7-6, 10-3 win. They faced star players Oksana Kalashnikova and Miyu Kato in the court.
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) January 14, 2020
After sealing her comeback victory, Sania shared a picture with her son. She wrote that his and her parents’ presence at the match made the day and victory even more special for her.
Today was one of the most special days of my https://t.co/OmE4Vq7KlQ have my parents and my little baby boy wit me in my first match after so long..and we WON our first round.feel very grateful for the love I am receiving.. BELIEF!! Takes you places 🙃YES my baby boy,we did it💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/xxPQ4E2IFE
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) January 14, 2020
Fans too could not stop hailing Sania for her wonderful return to the game.
— Harini Rana (@HariniRana) January 14, 2020
The queen is back 😊😊😊
— Manchester United is ❤️ (@pratikthakur3) January 14, 2020
♥️🙌🏼😀 so happy for you @MirzaSania … Just being able to come back was a victory. Anything more will be just more feathers in your overloaded cap – the leader in doubles titles amongst active @WTA players (41). https://t.co/0sMuXOb6GB
— Aditya Sharma (@adi2088) January 14, 2020
So happy to see Sania Mirza make a winning return to tennis! https://t.co/lAd86ythpp
— Nikhila (@kokudum) January 14, 2020
Comeback win for Sania Mirza. We have missed you so much.
— Anshul Chavhan (@anshul_chavhan) January 14, 2020
From winning her first WTA title as an 18 year old in 2005 to coming back to the circuit after a considerable break, after becoming a mom & still showing the hunger & drive today, @MirzaSania truly isn’t just a super mom but also a national treasure. The sky is the limit.
— Indranil Das Blah (@indranildasblah) January 14, 2020
She wins her comeback match. Always a super thing to do so. Well done @MirzaSania as you keep saying the fact that you have made a comeback is itself a massive statement.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 14, 2020