Tennis player Sania Mirza has written a moving “ode to all mothers" and shared the post on Instagram along with beautiful pictures on Wednesday. She said that she was inspired by the journey of tennis player Serena Williams.
Sania said that her pregnancy has changed her as a human being. “…pregnancy is something that I had experienced for the first time in my life. I thought about it and I think we all have a certain picture about it but once you experience it you really understand what it means. It absolutely changes you as a human being,” she wrote.
Sania dedicated the note to all the mothers 'who have dared to dream': She wrote: "I want to dedicate my words to all the wonderful and strong mothers who have dared to dream and each day have strived to maintain a balance between motherhood and their professions. To a world that stereotypes women as homemakers it often comes as a surprise if one succeeds in fulfilling her dreams and career with sheer grit and determination."
In her note, Sania said she was not sure if she would ever get back to playing tennis. “Having put-on around 23kgs during my pregnancy, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to get back to being fit and playing tennis again. However, I lost around 26 kilos with a lot of workout regimes and very strict diets and came back to tennis because that's what I know, love and do. Finally, when I won at Hobart after coming back it was pretty amazing,” she wrote.
She added: “ Serena's efforts to be a perfectionist on the court and off it as well, motivate us all. She has taught the world that you can have it all if you work hard and don't give up on your dreams!”