Sania, Shoaib set to welcome Baby Mirza-Malik

Last Updated: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 19:47 hrs

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza on Monday more or less confirmed that she is expecting a baby soon. Sania took to Twitter to share the good news and wrote that her child's surname will be Mirza Malik.

The tennis star tweeted an image and the same image was also tweeted by her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik.

"We are soon to become parents. Having thought about it for a while, we both felt right now is the correct time to start a family," the 31-year-old said.

"When we found out, we were ecstatic and couldn't wait to give out this news to our fans and well-wishers. We are very excited to enter this new phase of our lives and look forward to our journey as parents," she added.

Last month, Sania and Shoaib revealed that they wanted to have a daughter but Sania insisted that whenever happens her child's surname would be Mirza Malik.

"Today I will tell you a secret. My husband and I have spoken about it and we have decided that whenever we have a child, the child will have Mirza Malik as the surname and not just Malik. So that's where we stand as a family, including my husband. He actually wants a daughter," she said.

"We are two sisters and have never wished that we had a brother. I have had fights with my uncles and aunts, who talk about it or come up and tell my parents that they should have had a son. For us, daughters are daughters and there was nothing like wanting a son to carry the family name forward.

I have not changed my surname (post marriage) and my name is still Sania Mirza and it will remain that way. The family name is going to go forward," she added.

Inputs: IANS

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