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POST TIME: 20 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
Sania embarks on first Slam bid as a mum
AFP, Melbourne

Sania embarks on first Slam bid as a mum

India’s Sania Mirza said her baby had his own “entourage” and was waking her up at night as she heads into her first Grand Slam tournament as a mother at the Australian Open.

Mirza, who will play doubles with Ukraine's Nadiia Kichenok -- fresh from winning in Hobart together -- said life on tour was a little different with one-year-old Izhaan.

“My baby’s entourage is bigger than mine now. That's the only way I'm able to give my 100 percent into training,” Mirza said on Sunday.

“It is a little more complicated. He sleeps in the same bed as me still, so he wakes up a couple of times a night. It's basic things like that that you probably don't think about when you're not a mum.

“It's things like that. I'm really lucky. I have a lot of help. My mum is there. My parents have been a great support. There's no way I would have done it without them.”