Sania wins doubles title in Hobart International

Sania Mirza Impresses Mahesh Bhupathi With Her

Mirza and her husband cricketer Shoaib Malik are two of South Asia's best known sports personalities and the former Pakistan captain is also in the middle of a comeback of sorts.

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza along with Nadiia Kichenok came out with yet another brilliant performance as they defeated the China's Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in straight sets to win the women's doubles title at Hobart International on Saturday.

Mirza and Kichenok were dominant throughout the one-sided summit showdown of the tournament as they registered a comfortable 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Peng and Zhang in one hour and 21 minutes to achieve the glory. Sania said the round one match in Hobart was the toughest of all.

Talking about her motherhood, Sania said she was lucky to have very good people around her son.

"Hobart has been special to me in many ways and it's incredible that it happened here in Hobart and I would like to thank my partner for playing with me", Sania added. I could not obviously be here and give everything that I have without my parents and my team. But it was a very special moment for me.

"I feel that women are made to feel if they go out and chase their dreams, they're probably not the best mothers in the world".

The tennis fraternity showered praise on her with Mahesh Bhupathi saying it was an "incredible" start to her road to making a comeback. The pressure was there, as it was the first match after my comeback.

Bhupathi and Mirza had won two Grand Slams together before parting ways in 2012.

It was the first tournament for Sania Mirza after the birth of her baby boy. "It is extremely special", said the 33-year-old from Hobart. "Not too bad but will have to wait and see how things shape up in the next couple of days", she said. "I hope when he starts to understand tennis and everything that's going on within a few years, he will be really proud of me". "I hope she remains injury free and healthy and there are greater things to come for her this year", he said.



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