Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza on Monday gave a hint through social networking platforms that she is expecting a baby and reiterated that her child's surname would be Mirza Malik. Sania tweeted an image which more or less confirmed her pregnancy. The same picture has also been tweeted by her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik.
Earlier in the month, Sania said that she and Shoaib want a daughter but whenever they decide to start a family, she would want her child's surname to 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 a surname and not just Malik. So that's where we stand as a family including my husband. He actually wants a daughter," Sania said during a panel discussion on 'Gender Bias' at the 'Goa Fest 2018'.
"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," the 31-year-old from Hyderabad said