Sania Mirza will appear at the Wimbledon Tennis Open. She will partner with Bethanie Mattek Sands in the women’s doubles draw. The Indian tennis superstar will participate in her fourth Olympic Games Tokyo Olympics, and hopes that participating in the highest level of competition after “giving birth” can inspire “some young women and mothers.”
Sarnia Mirza said that she is honored to have participated in the three Olympic Games and is looking forward to the fourth one.
The tennis champion said,”If somebody told me at the previous Olympics that I would be going to another Olympics, I probably would have laughed about it. The fact that I’m here is special for many reasons, it is my fourth Olympics, it’s after having a child, which is something I’m very very proud of, putting myself in a position to compete at the highest level after having a baby,”
“So I hope it can be an inspiration to some young women and young mothers out there, to say that you don’t have to give up on your dreams if you have a kid, you can still follow up on your own dreams.”
Sania Mirza qualified for the Tokyo Olympics via her protected ranking of No.9. She will be partnering Ankita Raina, who is ranked 95 in women’s doubles.
Sania was all praise for her Tokyo Games partner, calling her the “best player in the country right now”.
“Her discipline is probably her biggest strength. She wakes up every morning and puts in a 100 per cent every single day. She’s been good over the last few years, she’s No.95 in the world and is invited to WTA events and Grand Slam qualifying.
“She is around this level and what goes into it, and is a very nice girl, we got to spend some time before the Billie Jean King Cup as well. It was the obvious choice, she is the best player in the country right now,” said Sania Mirza.