Sania Mirza marks comeback to tennis with Hobart title

Published: January 18, 2020
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PHOTO: TWITTER/ WTA

PHOTO: TWITTER/ WTA

Sania Mirza completed her return to competitive tennis after nearly two years by winning the doubles title at the Hobart International.

The Indian tennis star was partnering with Nadiia Kichenok as the beat the Chinese duo of Zheng Shuai and Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-4 in the best of three sets final.

Sania Mirza marks return to tennis with victory

Sania, while talking to presenter after the match, said, “I couldn’t have asked for a better comeback.”

She later tweeted her and her partner’s picture with the title. The caption read: “Gosh that felt good. Title town after more than 2 years. What an amazing week in Hobart. What a journey it’s been.”

Before Hobart, the 33-year-old last played at the China Open in October 2017 before injuries and then the birth of son Izhaan in October 2018 meant an extended spell on the sidelines.

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