Sania opens up on the first meeting with Shoaib Malik

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Dec, 2019. 01:13 pm

Tennis Icon Sania Mirza has said that she met with former Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Shoaib Malik in a restaurant in Hobart, Australia; where you do not even see animals after 6 in evening.

Sania Mirza, in an interview, revealed how she met husband and former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik for the first time before the duo eventually deciding to marry.

“We knew each other socially and then we bumped into each other at a restaurant in Hobart where you don’t even see animals/birds after 6 pm, forget people.”

“Must’ve been destiny that we met over there to be very honest. Only later I realized that he had actually planned to come to the restaurant because I was there. I was giving destiny all the credit but it was clearly not,” she added.

Sania recently confirmed that she will be back to competitive tennis at Hobart International in January 2020.

The 33-year-old, who last played at China Open in October 2017, will team up with Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok, the current world number 38.

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik got married on April 12, 2010 in Hyderabad followed by another ceremony in Sialkot, Pakistan.

The couple welcomed their first baby in October last year, a boy who they named Izhaan Mirza Malik.


Before taking leave from the circuit to start a family two years back, Sania won 6 doubles Grand Slam titles — including 3 in mixed doubles — achieved the number one rank in doubles, won medals at multi-disciplinary events apart from laying hands on a year-end WTA Finale title with Swiss great Martina Hingis.

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