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Baby Mirza-Malik On The Way! Sania Mirza Confirms Pregnancy With This Adorable Picture

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| April 23 , 2018 , 17:51 IST

Tennis sensation Sania Mirza has clinched a number of medals for the country in international tournaments but her latest achievement beats them all. The 31-year-old is expecting her first child with husband Shoaib Malik after almost eight years of their marriage.

While the speculations about her pregnancy were rife for a while now, the player just confirmed it for her millions of fans on Twitter with an adorable picture. She posted an animated image of the family portrait with her, Shoaib and Baby Mirza-Malik's sections marked discreetly.

Notably, at a recent event attended by the Tennis star, she has expressed her wish of keeping her maiden surname in her future children's name. Known for holding strong views on 'Gender Bias', the player has specifically mentioned about her first child having both Mirza and Malik in her surname.

At the Goa Fest 2018, she has admitted, "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 a surname and not just Malik. So that's where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter."

Mirza has openly spoken about the gender bias she has faced while growing up and pay disparity she faces currently, but is proud of being her father proud daughter. Having no male sibling has further prompted Sania of taking her family name forward, which is trying to achieve with her step.

"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 has said earlier. Sania married the former Pakistani captain Shoaib Malik in 2010 despite being criticised for her choice of life partner.