India's tennis star Sania Mirza is set to make a comeback in the professional circuit, and is aiming to play in 2020's Brisbane International, before participating in the Australian Open. She is also eyeing to represent Indian in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Mirza took a sabbatical after giving birth to her son, Izhaan, in October 2018.
"The reason I never committed to coming back to tennis was because that I didn’t know how my body would react. It takes a tremendous toll [on the body and mind] when you are a professional athlete. It’s the same when you take care of an infant. Both are physically and emotionally demanding," she told Mid-Day.
"I have achieved everything which I could have dreamt of in my career, whatever happens next will be a bonus for me," she further added.
She also credited Serena Williams for motivating her to plan a comeback after giving birth. "There is enough self-motivation to come back but it’s nice to see people like Serena competing at Grand Slams after having a baby, it’s obviously very inspiring," she said.