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Had gained 23kg weight during being pregnant, wasn’t sure about playing tennis once more: Sania Mirza


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Sania Mira returned to tennis circuit in January earlier this yr, successful the doubles title on the WTA Hobart International 2020 with Nadiia Kichenok.

Ace Indian tennis participant Sania Mirza has opened up about her time during being pregnant and the way she felt she might by no means return to the courtroom once more.

Sania, who married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010, gave beginning to child boy Izhaan in October 2018. After that in January 2020, she made a return to tennis circuit and received the doubles title on the WTA Hobart International 2020 along with her Ukrainian accomplice Nadiia Kichenok.

“Pregnancy and having a baby made me a better person,” mentioned Sania in an open letter – ‘An Ode to All Mothers’ after watching ‘Being Serena’ on Discovery Plus.

“Pregnancy is something that I had experienced for the first time in my life. I thought about it and I think we all have a certain picture about it but once you experience it, you really understand what it means. It absolutely changes you as a human being,” she added.

Later got here the half to beat the bodily obstacles and get again to her earlier self to make a comeback to the courtroom.

“Getting back to shape and form after pregnancy can be a challenge and I can relate to Serena and every other woman on that. I think it’s normal for everyone because you don’t know how your body is going to react post-pregnancy and during pregnancy,” mentioned the 34-year-old.

Lastly, the Indian tennis star — whereas depicting her transformation journey and the sheer pleasure of being on the courtroom — mentioned, “Having put-on around 23kg during my pregnancy, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get back to being fit and playing tennis again.”

“However, I lost around 26 kilos with a lot of workout regimes and very strict diets and came back to tennis because that’s what I know, love and do. Finally, when I won at Hobart after coming back it was pretty amazing. I was honestly very proud of myself to have been able to put myself to compete at the highest level again and I think that’s where I was mentally,” she added.



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