Sania Mirza calls out sexism in new Instagram story

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Sports Desk
Former Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. — Instagram/@mirzasaniar
Former Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. — Instagram/@mirzasaniar

Former Indian tennis star Sania Mirza called out sexism and expressed her disappointment about the way women are perceived despite their professional careers peaking, even in 2024. 

Sania, 37, shared an ad for an Indian company which provides home-based beauty and care services. The ad featured a woman, who recently bought a car from her hard-earned money, but was judged for her profession working as a masseuse.

The former tennis player revealed that the ad "really hit home" as she faced similar situations throughout her career in the game despite winning six major titles.

A screenshot of Sanias Instagram story. — Instagram/@mirzasaniar
A screenshot of Sania's Instagram story. — Instagram/@mirzasaniar

"In my career, even after winning 6 grand slams, I got more questions about my personal life, than my game," she wrote on Instagram Story. 

"It's 2024, when will learn to meet women's achievements without questions?" the mother of five-year-old Izhaan Mirza Malik questioned. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Sania took divorce from Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik following their separation in late 2022, it emerged last month.

Sources had revealed that the 37-year-old tennis player was not happy with the former all-rounder meeting other women, adding that she had been ignoring this for some time.

However, Sania took this step after she lost her patience with her spouse.