Am a girl first, then a sportswoman: Sania

Mumbai, (IANS) Few sportspersons are associated with glamour and fashion but tennis star Sania Mirza, who walked the ramp at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), contends she has the same wishes and desires as a normal girl, despite being in a challenging sport.

“I am a sportsperson but I’m a girl first. And that’s why I’m fond of jewellery just like any other girl. Being a sportsperson doesn’t mean that I don’t have desires and wishes that other women have,” she said on the show’s opening day in Monday.

Sania, who also said that she is excited about walking the ramp at the IIJW, is no stranger to fashion though, having walked the ramp in various types of outfits at shows like Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, Indian Bridal Fashion Week, and Global Fashion Show among others.

Sania displayed the collection of designer Moni Agarwal for her brand, “Zohrakshi”.

The IIJW will go on till Thursday. It is the sixth edition of the the show launched in 2010 to showcase India’s finest in jewellery in terms of design and innovation.

Sania also said that she is proud about her Wimbledon victory with Swiss star Martina Hingis. The Grand Slam win was also her first doubles title in the women’s category. Previously she had won three mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.

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