EXCLUSIVE: Sania Mirza on embracing motherhood and how Shoaib Malik helps her whenever he can

In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pinkvilla, Sania Mirza opened up about her achievements and how has life changed post embracing motherhood. She also spoke about how husband Shoaib chips in when needed.
EXCLUSIVE: Sania Mirza on embracing motherhood and how Shoaib Malik helps her whenever he canEXCLUSIVE: Sania Mirza on embracing motherhood and how Shoaib Malik helps her whenever he can
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Grand Slam winner Sania Mirza is now a mother as well, apart from being the champ that she is. The sports personality is an inspiration to many and is perhaps one of the most admired sportsperson of all times. Sania has been missing from the court but the celebrated sportsperson is all excited and looking forward to return. But for now, she is enjoying ever bit of her motherhood as she along with husband Shoaib Malik turned proud parents to a baby boy, whom they named, Izhaan. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pinkvilla, Sania opened up about her achievements and how has life changed post embracing motherhood. She also spoke about how husband Shoaib chips in when needed.

Excerpts from the interview:

You have had a series of achievements in your life and many feats, including being featured on the 100 influential list several times. As a woman, that is, if not rare, very special given the world we continue to live in. How do you reflect on your share of hardships with regards to this? 

I think to achieve anything you need to work relentless, no matter what happens. I think if you have to get to the top, you have to sacrifice, and commit and work and that is something which everybody does. If you are a woman there are certain hurdles. When I started playing tennis, there were not too many girls in sports, I probably had a few more bumps so to say, so yeah its been an incredible journey and all the hardships has only made me evolve as a better person and I wouldn't change anything in my life even the hardships and nor the success.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What has been your biggest accomplishments so far, according to you? 

I mean I have had a career that has lasted over 15 years, so yeah! I Think finishing two years at number 1, winning Grand Slams, being 27 in the world in singles, and no 1 in doubles for almost two years which hasn't been done by any man and woman in India before. For me, these are few of the achievements. Winning 13 medals for my country is also another thing which is extremely extremely satisfying. 

You recently embraced motherhood and were a force to reckon with. Has anything changed after that? How has Shoaib been helping you with babysitting? 

A lot has changed after becoming a mother, your life changes, I think the whole focus becomes about the baby and prioritising the baby. Me as a working woman, I obviously want to get back to tennis, so I am trying to prioritise my time. it is the most selfless kind of love I have ever known, and it is the most amazing feeling I have ever had. My life has completely changed for better. Ya, Shoaib is also playing quite a lot and is travelling so he does help whenever he can. 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How are you coping with the new phase in life... and what has been the easiest and difficult part of it?

I think I am embracing it, it is not so much coping. I am embracing everything. It is new challenges and new things to do. New ideas and new plans, days and nights are now different. Most definitely the easiest part is embracing everything and be there for my baby, loving my baby. I want everything in the world more for him than anybody else. That has been easiest thing. Nothing really has been so difficult but maybe the night sleep because being an athlete, sleeping throughout the night is something I was used to but now it doesn't happen that often. 

A philosophy you believe in and would like others to follow as well?

Never give up on your dreams. All my life I have followed my dreams and did what I wanted and enjoyed it even if means out of the ordinary. Always enjoy your success but also learn from your failures. Believe in yourself because if you do so, the sky is the limit. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ok is she Bollywood?? We know she wants to stay in news?

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