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Sania Mirza wins in WTA Tour as she returned into the game after 2 years

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

14th Jan, 2020. 01:20 pm
Sania Mirza

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has won her first doubles match since returning to the WTA Tour following the birth of her son with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok beat Oksana Kalashnikova and Miyu Kato 2-6, 7-6 (3), (10-3) on Tuesday.

The Indo-Ukrainian pair will next be up against Americans Vania King and Christina McHale.

The unseeded duo will face the American pair of Christina McHale and Vania King in the next round.

Mirza is playing at her first tournament since the China Open in October 2017 and is using a protected ranking.

She plans to play at the Australian Open, which starts next Monday.

Indian media has reported she will play mixed doubles with fellow Indian doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna.

It will be Sania Mirza’s first Grand Slam tournament since the birth of her son, Izhaan, in October 2018.

During her two years away from the game, the 33-year-old Mirza battled injury breakdowns before taking a formal break in April 2018 to give birth to her son Izhaan.

A trailblazer in Indian tennis, Sania is a former world No.1 in doubles and has six Grand Slam titles to her credit.

She retired from the singles competition in 2013 after becoming the most successful Indian woman tennis player.

In 2007, she attained a career-high 27th position in the WTA singles chart.

She will be playing at the Australian Open next week as well.

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