'We always feel like we're not doing enough': Sania Mirza on working mothers

The six-time Grand Slam champion stressed on the need to balance one's personal and professional lives


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Published: Sat 6 Apr 2024, 2:08 PM

Last updated: Sat 6 Apr 2024, 2:24 PM

Six-time Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza, who is involved in the Women's Premier League (WPL) as the team mentor of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), said she loves being a 'working mother' while stressing the need to balance one's personal and professional lives.

Speaking to ANI, the face of women's tennis in the country, said, "I love being a mother, but I love being a working mother more."

She added that whenever she travels for work, her child is cared for by her mother but she still can't fight off a gnawing 'guilt' that, perhaps, she isn't doing enough for her son Izhaan Mirza Malik.

"I have to leave him back with my mother in Hyderabad, I have to be here...the mother's guilt is real. And no matter how much we give, we always feel like we're not doing enough," Sania said.

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"It's not easy, it's challenging, I think being a mother has been one of the greatest honours and pleasures of my life. So for me, my work and everything, I just was trying to find that balance and it is challenging at times. And that's where your family comes into play, your support system comes into play, who help you," the retired tennis star said.

On women empowerment and the opportunities for women in the country to shine in sports, Sania said," We as a, as a nation, as a society, we have to encourage more and more girls to follow their dreams. We have to encourage more and more girls to do what they love, no matter how out of the box it is. And I think that slowly that is happening, but there is always room for improvement."

Sania was in Delhi on Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony of Apollo Spectra Hospitals and Apollo One.

Earlier, during her playing career, she underwent surgeries at the Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad.


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