Sania Mirza makes winning return to WTA circuit, enters women's doubles QFs

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.

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza returned to the women's quarter-finals of the Hobart International Tournament on Tuesday with Ukrainian partner Nadia Kichenok.

Notably, It hasn't been a very easy last couple of years for the 33-year-old tennis superstar as she was plagued by a knee injury in October 2017 which caused her to briefly bid goodbye to the beloved courts.

Match report How did the match pan out? Sania Mirza's pair gained the match 2-6,7-6 (3) 10-3. However, they pulled things back in the second set, winning it 7-6 (3).

Sania's break Why was Sania on a break for 2 years? Sania was away from tennis for two years after becoming a mother.

It was in April 2018 when she had announced her pregnancy with her Pakistani cricketer husband, Shoaib Malik.

During this time, she has been using a protected ranking, as she was ranked 12th when she opted for the break.

She also reacted to her win on her official Instagram profile.

But a wrist injury caused her to concentrate on doubles, forging a partnership with Swiss great Martina Hingis which produced three Grand Slam titles.

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

In the ITF, she has won 19 singles titles and 61 doubles titles.

Indian media has reported she will play mixed doubles with fellow Indian doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna.

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