New Delhi: Sania Mirza is in the news at the moment for more than one reason.
Apart from the upcoming Rio Olympics, where she will represent India in women's and mixed doubles events, Sania's recently released autobiography has created a huge buzz around the tennis star.
The Hyderabad girl however gave fans and followers yet another reason to feel proud about her during a recent TV interview.
During a prime-time show, senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai asked the 29-year-old a rather sexist question. Sania was on the channel to talk about her book and answered the question in the best possible manner.
Here is an excerpt from that interview:
Rajdeep: Amidst all the celebrityhood, 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: You don’t think I’m settled?
Rajdeep: You don’t talk about retirement, about raising a family, about motherhood, what’s life beyond tennis is going to be…
Sania: 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 — the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons 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.
Rajdeep: I must apologize, I framed that question very badly. I promise you, you’re right, I would never ask this question to a male athlete…
Sania: I’m so glad, you’re the first journalist to apologize to me on national television.