India’s veteran tennis player Sania Mirza has returned from victory in the WTA circuit. Sania, 33, along with Nadiia made it to the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International tournament on Tuesday.
Sania and Nadiia Kichenok together beat Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia and Miyu Kato of Japan 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-3. The match lasted for an hour 41 minutes. The pair of Sania and Kitchennock will next face the American pair of Venica King and Christina McHale. Sania also celebrated the victory with her son Izhan Mirza Malik. Sania has returned to the tennis court after nearly two years.
After the win Sania tweeted, “Today was one of the most special days of my life. to 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.”
Mirza had taken a long break from the sport due to injury and then to give birth. The 33-year-old last played at China Open in October 2017 and is currently using a protected ranking.