Apr 23, 2010

Sania Mirza to play tennis for another 3-4 years

After her controversial marriage to Pakistan cricket star, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has revealed that she plans to retain her maiden name.

"No matter what happens I am always going to be Sania Mirza. May be later I'll add his name," she said in an interview with People magazine.

23-year-old tennis star, who was accompanied by her husband, also said that she plans to only play for another three to four years.

To a question on how the newly-weds are planning to deal with the fact that they might be away from each other most of the time, Shoiab said, "We are going to be together for a lifetime so it won't be very difficult to stay away from each other for a few weeks or months."

Following this, Sania added, "Anyway, it's temporary. I'll probably play for another three to four years."

Sania also revealed that Shoaib wants to live in Palm Jumeirah and that she has no complaints about the place.

As to the honeymoon, Sania prefers Maldives, while Shoaib wants to go to Europe.

The cross-border couple not only gave credit to each other's disposition for making the much-contested and debated marriage possible, but also hailed Sania's parents for supporting them.

While Sania Mirza was happy that her husband was more romantic than her, Shoaib said that the best thing he liked about his new wife is that she doesn't get angry.