New Delhi, 7 July-2014, PTI: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza achieved a career-best rank of…
Sania Mirza has been known to be vocal off the tennis court and in a no-holds-barred interview with BBC, she spoke of her travails of being a woman in a “man’s world” and also had a word of caution for all those wanting to get intimate details of her family planning aspirations. (Sania Mirza Not Currently Thinking of Partnering Leander Paes in Olympics)
“When you’re a woman you have to fight a lot harder,” she says. “It has nothing to do with India, it has nothing to do with this side of the world. It’s to do with the world,” Sania said in a interview as part of the BBC’s 100 Women Series. (Lucky to Have Sania Mirza as my Partner, Says Martina Hingis)
Despite her success the one question she faces repeatedly is, “When are you going to have children?”. And Sania, true to her cause, didn’t mince any words to send her message across.
“I find it extremely disrespectful to ask someone this question. Just because I’m a public figure, it does not give anyone the right to ask me what happens in my bedroom,” said Sania.
World No.1 women’s doubles pair Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis have won nine titles together this year.
Sania and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have created ripples this season to rise to No.1 in the women’s doubles rankings. The unstoppable duo came up with yet another stupendous performance recently to win the women’s doubles title at the USD 7 million WTA Finals in Singapore.
It was the pair’s ninth title together this season, having also won in Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, US Open, Wimbledon, Charleston, Miami and Indian Wells.
Sania also won the Sydney International in January with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to take her doubles trophy count to 10 this year.