Former World No.1 doubles player, Sania Mirza is set to return to the WTA Tour after two years of maternity break. Mirza has confirmed her participation at the Hobart International 2020 and the Australian Open 2020 in January. However, will the 6-time Grand Slam champion compete at the Tokyo Olympics 2020?
Sania Mirza will focus solely on doubles at her comeback tournaments in Australia. She will first hit the court at the 2020 Hobart International, which is scheduled from 13th January to 18th January.
“I am playing in Hobart, then I am playing the Australian Open. I am planning to play a tournament in Mumbai, which is a USD 25,000 ITF women event next month. But I am 50-50 about it, so let’s see how my wrist behaves. We will see, but Hobart and Australian Open for sure,” Mirza said at a press conference.
The 33-year-old also suggested that there are a lot of changes when you have a baby. She revealed that her routine and sleep pattern has changed. However, she now feels fit as her body is where it used to be before she had the baby.
“I have been there three times and last time we were unlucky to not win a medal,” Sania recalled. “If I am able to put myself in that position to able to compete at the Olympics again for the fourth time in my life, I would be really honoured and privileged. I have got three slams before the Olympics and for me, it’s the week-to-week and day-to-day.”
Sania Mirza, who last played at China Open in October 2017, will team up with Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok in Hobart. On the other hand, she will partner American Rajeev Ram for the mixed doubles at the 2020 Australian Open.