Tennis champion and household name, Sania Mirza made us Indians proud with every trophy and every title that she has achieved. Yet, after all those accolades and praises, all that we care to know about is her personal life.
After every victory that she encounters, she is faced with yet another reporter, asking her yet another regressive question that they won't dare ask a male athlete. Questions such as "When are you going to have children?" are pretty much a regular in the interviews she gives. She retorts, "No one has the right to ask me what happens in my bedroom." It's this kind of sexism that needs to end and Sania has found an outlet to speak out against it.
Known all over the world as a numero uno champion in tennis doubles, Sania Mirza bares it all in a candid chat on BBC's 100 Women Series, speaking out about the challenges she faces as a woman athlete and the stereotypes that are yet to be broken. Watch the video here and feel empowered, to break the notions about what a woman can achieve.