Apr 24, 2018

Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik to become parents

Grand Slam-winning Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik are expecting their first child

Mirza, 31, broke the news on her social media accounts with an image of a baby vest and a feeding bottle between two T-shirts bearing her and Malik's names.
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According to PTI, Sania's father and coach Imran has confirmed that she is indeed expecting a child, adding that the baby is due in October.

Sania at the recent 'Goa Fest 2018' had said that their child would keep surnames of both of them.

"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 a surname and not just Malik. So that's where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter," Sania had said.

Mirza has won six Grand Slam doubles titles, including the 2015 Wimbledon ladies' doubles with Martina Hingis.

She is one of the biggest stars in Indian sport and has almost 25m followers combined on her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

She has not yet said if she will return to action after her pregnancy.

Malik, 36, played 35 Tests for Pakistan between 2001 and 2015.

The pair married in April 2010 and are one of South Asia's highest-profile couples.