Hobart International 2020: 'My son is my inspiration to be here', says Sania Mirza after victorious return from two-year break
Mirza, who won six Grand Slam doubles titles, took a break from the game after the China Open in October 2017 and gave birth to her son a year later.
'Motivation for all of us': Twitterati salute Sania Mirza for her Hobart International title win on comeback
Sania Mirza, with her partner Nadiia Kichenok, won the doubles title at Hobart International. Her first tournament since the birth of son Izhaan.
In a dream start to her second innings after a two-year break, Sania Mirza lifted the WTA Hobart International trophy with partner Nadiia Kichenok after edging out Peng Shuai and Shuai Zhang in the final.
Hobart International 2020: Sania Mirza, Nadiia Kichenok storm into doubles final after beating Tamara Zidansek-Marie Bouzkova
Sania and Kichenok sailed past the Slovenian-Czech pair of Tamara Zidansek and Marie Bouzkova 7-6 (3) 6-2 in the semi-final contest that lasted one hour and 24 minutes.
Hobart International 2020: Even after spending two years off the court, Sania Mirza’s forehand has lost none of its sting
Sania entered the Hobart event using a protected ranking, and the draw gods were kind enough to pit her and Kichenok against the unseeded, and unheralded pair of Kato and Kalashnikova
Hobart International: Sania Mirza makes winning return to WTA circuit, enters women's doubles quarter-finals
Sania and her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok will next be up against Americans Vania King and Christina McHale in the quarter-finals of Hobart WTA.
Hobart International: Sania Mirza, Nadiia Kichenok drawn against Oksana Kalashnikova and Miyu Kato in women's doubles first round
Sania Mirza and her partner Nadiia Kichenok have been drawn to meet of Georgia and Miyu Kato of Japan in their opening round at the Hobart International, the first tournament the Indian ace will compete in her comeback bid.