Sania wins Hobart International doubles title in a comeback tourney
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Sania wins Hobart International doubles title in a comeback tourney

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In a-dream-come-true-moment, Sania Mirza and her Ukranian partner Nadia Kichenok defeated Chinese duo Zhang Shuai and Peng Shuai 6-4, 6-4 in the finals.

Sania played in tournament after a long gap of two years in a sort of a comeback match. Sania Mirza, who took a break for delivery, came for the final along with her new born baby, Izhaan, and she made her second innings in tennis life ever memorable lifting the trophy on Saturday.

The unseeded Indo-Ukrainian pair pipped the second seed Chinese team 6-4 6-4 in one hour 21 minutes.

The 33-year-old Sania has begun well in the Olympic year as she warmed up for the Australian Open in style. It is Sania's 42nd WTA doubles title and first since Brisbane International trophy in 2007 with American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Sania did not compete on the WTA circuit in the entire 2018 and 2019 seasons to start a family with Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik.

Sania and Nadiia began by breaking the Chinese players in the very first game of the match but only to drop serve in the next. The second set could not have started better for them as they broke the Chinese rivals to take early lead and consolidated the break with an easy hold.

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