Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza set an instance together with her emphatic return on the WTA Hobart International 2020 earlier in January. It was her first event since embracing motherhood and giving delivery to baby boy Izhaan.
Along together with her Ukrainian companion Nadiia Kichenok, Sania clinched the doubles title after practically a two-year break from the game. Her victory was the proof of her hardship to be again and start her second innings proper from the purpose the place she left earlier than.
The winner of six grand slam titles and Padma Bhushan recipient, lately watched ‘Being Serena’ on Discovery Plus and couldn’t resist herself from relating to American Tennis icon Serena Williams. The documentary occurs to be an eloquent story of the easiest in ladies’s tennis overcoming all hurdles to make a comeback to supremacy on the courtroom whereas making an attempt to strike a steadiness together with her function as a mom.
Sania, who has had a comparable journey over the previous two years and has seen Serena from the shut quarters, went on to pen an open letter to share her personal feelings of motherhood and what it takes to defy all odds and make a comeback to the game they each love. She additionally devoted the letter to all ‘Mothers’ who’re confronted with comparable dilemmas of their on a regular basis life.
In the open letter – “An Ode to All Mothers”, Sania stated, “Pregnancy and having a baby made me a better person.”
“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.”
Later got here the half to overcome the bodily obstacles and get again to her earlier self to make a comeback to the courtroom.
Mirza stated, “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.”
Lastly, the Indian tennis star whereas depicting her transformation journey and the sheer pleasure of being on the courtroom stated, “Having put-on around 23kgs 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.”