"Coach of the week goes to my son", says Sania Mirza

Tanya Simon
January 20, 2020

The win was Sania's 42nd WTA doubles title and the first since Brisbane International trophy in 2017 with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Former doubles No.1 Mirza and Kichenok defeated the second-seeded Chinese duo Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-4 in a rather one-sided contest which lasted one hour and 21 minutes.

"I think a lot is going to depend on my body, how it's going to react", she said in an interview on Sunday. Three-time doubles Grand Slam victor Mirza is making a return to competition after a two-year hiatus, initially due to injuries and then welcoming her son in October 2018.

What a comeback. I guess being a mommy makes you stronger Proud of you my friend", Yuvraj tweeted.Replying to Yuvraj's post, Mirza wrote, "Thank you dost being a mommy makes you stronger in every way possible."Mirza staged a winning comeback on the court with her Ukranian partner Nadia Kichenok".

Thanking her family and team she said: "I can't say it enough. That's the only way I'm able to give my 100 percent into training", Mirza said on Sunday.

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"Incredible start to her comeback.she has worked very hard to get match fit and it's great to see the results come so quick", Bhupathi said. "It took time for me to understand how my body is reacting, how I'm reacting".

The 33-year-old, victor of six Grand Slam titles, said she played without pressure, and insisted there was no secret to the swift success on comeback. I will play my game and try to do my best. "I am really glad with the way things have gone right through the tournament and it is good to have a winning start with Kichenok", she said. I asked Rohan and he said yes, so we made a decision to play.

Talking about her partner Kichenov, Mirza said they joined forces through a common friend. "I am focusing on every match and tournament I play now".

The 33-year-old won her first Grand Slam in mixed doubles at the Australian Open in 2009 and also bagged the women's doubles in 2016 but Mirza is unsure what is in store beyond Melbourne Park.

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