India’s former doubles world primary Sania Mirza made a successful return to tennis on Tuesday on the Hobart Worldwide after greater than two years on maternity depart.
The 33-year-old final performed on the China Open in October 2017 earlier than accidents after which the delivery of son Izhaan in October 2018 meant an prolonged spell on the sidelines.
Mirza, who’s married to the previous Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, partnered Ukraine’s Nadiia Kichenok to a 2-6, 7-6 (7/3), 10-Three victory over Georgia’s Oksana Kalashnikova and Japan’s Miyu Kato within the doubles.
“At the moment was one of the crucial particular days of my life to have my mother and father and my little child boy with me in my first match after so lengthy… and we WON our first spherical,” Mirza tweeted after her win. “Really feel very grateful for the love I’m receiving.. BELIEF!! Takes you locations YES my child boy, we did it.”
Mirza, considered her nation’s biggest girls’s tennis participant, turned the primary Indian to win a WTA singles title in 2005.
She reached the fourth spherical of the US Open in the identical yr, and by 2007 was among the many girls’s prime 30.
However a wrist harm brought about her to focus on doubles, forging a partnership with Swiss nice Martina Hingis which produced three Grand Slam titles.
She is because of associate American Rajeev Ram within the combined doubles on the Australian Open subsequent week.