Sania Mirza returns to tennis court after over two-year break

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

Sania Mirza, 33, made it to the ladies's doubles quarter-finals on the Hobart International event on Tuesday.

Sania Mirza has been shouldering the hopes of countless tennis fans throughout her illustrious career which looked to be on the verge of an end for the a year ago and a half.

After two years, Sania and Kichenok won 2: 6: 7: 6 (3: 10: 3) against Oksana Kalashnikova from Georgia and Japan's Miyu Kato in a one-hour and 41-minute competition.

The unseeded duo will face the American pair of Christina McHale and Vania King next, who beat Spanish fourth seeds Georgina Garcia Perez and Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Both the teams converted three break points each as the set went into a tie-breaker in which Sania and Kichenok nosed ahead of their opponents to draw even. In the deciding set, the Indian-Ukrainian pair raised the and displayed superior tennis to make it to the last eight.

Shortly after winning the game, Sania took to Twitter and shared an adorable photo with son Izhaan.

As for her next opponent in the ongoing tournament, she, along with Kichenok, would be facing the United States pair of Christina McHale and Vania King.

She is also looking forward to representing India in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, later, this year.

Sania is a pioneer in Indian tennis, a former number 1 in the world in doubles and has six Grand Slam titles.

Sania and Kitchennock did not have a good start and they double faulted twice.

In 2007, she attained a career-high 27th position in the WTA singles chart.

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