Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza has opened up about her time during pregnancy and how she felt she could never return to the court again.
Sania, who married Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010, gave birth to baby boy Izhaan in October 2018. After that, in January 2020, she made a return to tennis circuit and won the doubles title at the WTA Hobart International 2020 with her Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok.
“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 came the part to overcome the physical obstacles and get back to her earlier self to make a comeback to the court.
“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,” said the 34-year-old.