Sania Mirza launched her autobiography ‘Ace Against Odds’ in her hometown of Hyderabad. Sania gave interviews to several leading TV news channels. In one of the interviews, Sania found herself at the receiving a question from India Times’s senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
Sania’s response proved not only does she have a powerful forehand but also an equally brilliant mind. Being a woman and a tennis player is not easy in India and Sania Mirza always had to fight in order to live her life and follow her dreams.
Rajdeep Sardesai asked sania, “Amidst all the celebrity hood, when is Sania going to settle down? Is it going to be in Dubai? Is it going to be in any other country? What about motherhood… building a family… I don’t see all that in the book, it seems like you don’t want to retire just yet to settle down.”
Sania Mirza said, ” You don’t think I’m settled? Rajdeep Sardesai asked, “You don’t talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what’s life beyond tennis is going to be…”
Sania Mirza said, “You sound disappointed that I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time. But I’ll answer your question anyway, that’s the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face.”
Sania Mirza added, “the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledon we win or number ones in the world we become, we don’t become settled. But eventually it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I’ll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that.
Watch this video:
Rajdeep Sardesai respond, “I must apologies, I framed that question very badly. I promise you, you’re right, I would never ask this question to a male athlete…” and then Sania Mirza said, “I’m so glad, you’re the first journalist to apologies to me on national television.”