Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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India's Mirza enjoys winning return after having baby

India's Mirza enjoys winning return after having baby

Sania Mirza made a winning return to tennis to enter the women's doubles quarter-finals of the Hobart International tournament on Tuesday.

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok advanced to the women's doubles quarterfinals of the Hobart International here on Tuesday.

Mirza and Kichenok will now face Vania King and Christina McHale of U.S. for a place in the semi-finals. However, they pulled things back in the second set, winning it 7-6 (3).

In the absorbing contest, the pair of Sania-Kichenok looked rusty, double-faulting twice in the opening set which they eventually lost. It was a testing opener that went to the match tiebreak after both pairs had one set each. Returning to the tennis subject after 2 years, Sania and Ukrainian associate Nadia Kitchenok have overwhelmed the pair of Okasana Kalashnikova of Georgia and Miyu Keto of Japan brilliantly.

Mirza is playing at a WTA tournament after two years, having taken a break due to injury and then to give birth.

She also reacted to her win on her official Instagram profile. Feel very grateful and thankful for all the messages, support and love I am receiving.

Meanwhile, Sania has chose to pair with compatriot Rohan Bopanna at the Australian Open as Rajeev Ram, with whom she had originally planned to play at the first Grand Slam of the season, has pulled out. In 2007 she achieved a career-best 27th place in the WTA single chart. She has been battling wrist and knee injuries continuously in her career.

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