No tennis, no problem: Sania Mirza trains at in-house court

The tennis ace is self-isolating at home currently and uses the tennis court she had built inside her house to keep fit and train.

By Olympic Channel Writer ·

While tournaments across the world have been cancelled or postponed across by both the WTA and the ATP, for Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza the action never stops.

The 33-year-old, who recently returned to the tennis court after her maternity break, has custom-built a tennis court within the confines of her home in Hyderabad, which she uses to train and maintain a basic level of fitness.

“I’m not really switched on to tennis right now. I’m taking it one day at a time, like I assume everybody else is too. But I am training and working on my fitness every day. Luckily, I have a tennis court in my house, so I’m able to get some work done,” she told the Hindustan Times.

“I haven’t been practising as such; just training and working out to be healthy and just feeling good. It’s an unexpected break for everybody… We should just be healthy, and grateful for the fact that we are all safe in our homes.”

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As is the case with Indian boxing legend Mary Kom, Sania Mirza is also using the extended period of rest to spend more time with her family, catch up on some Netflix and get away from the hustle and bustle of constant travel and competitive play.

“It also gives you a chance to enjoy the little things that you probably don’t usually do because you are so caught up in the worldly things. I get to spend a lot of time at home, and not live out of a suitcase for a change. And of course, thank God for Netflix and movies,” she exclaimed.

Hitting back her stride

Sania Mirza played four tournaments on the WTA Tour in her comeback this year, winning the title at Hobart International and reached the knockouts of a few more before remaining unbeaten in the Indian tennis’ team’s first run to the Fed Cup playoffs.

The three-time Olympics veteran was gearing up for a fourth appearance at the Tokyo Olympics, where she had planned to partner Rohan Bopanna, but will have to recreate the early season form she showed this year to go to the Games.