Former World No. 1 doubles star Sania Mirza, of India, says that she is taking her comeback one day at a time as her body does not recover the same way it did earlier as she juggles the challenges of being a mother with being a professional tennis player.
Speaking to Gulf News, Mirza says, "Mentally, I think I can do it but I think it is more the body. It is really day to day. I have to take it day by day as my body really reacts very differently now. It could be just age or it could be the child birth.
I really don’t know. I am a few years older than the last time I played and I know my body doesn’t recover as well now than compared to before”. Mirza played a key role in India's qualification for the Fed Cup play-offs last week as India finished second in the Asia Oceania Group I event in Dubai.
They will now meet Latvia in April in the playoffs - the first time that India has reached this far in the Fed Cup event. Mirza says, "“I am here for moments like these. This is why I made a comeback - to try and feel these feelings and these are feelings that you can’t replace in normal life as you are not winning tennis matches.
We are so privileged to do what we are doing. It’s great to be able to see this historic moment in my second innings, and I am glad that I was able to play my part in this success. I am like the elder one now. I still have a lot more competitive tennis left in me”.
Mirza was scheduled to take part in the Indian Wells doubles event which has now been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. She will most likely play the Miami Open if the tournament is eventually held.