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Sania Mirza remains in contention for two titles in the Australian Open this yearReuters

Sania Mirza belongs to the bold breed of Indian women, who have no fear in expressing themselves and does not take nonsense from anyone. The tennis sensation has a fitting reply to any question thrown at her. Top journalist from India, Rajdeep Sardesai, was on the receiving end when he asked the doubles player about settling down, motherhood, retirement and building a family in an interview.

Rajdeep asked this question on the pretext that the star, who recently launched her autobiography titled, 'Ace Against Odds', has not touched on these subjects in her book. Sania, who always loves to play an aggressive game on the court, threw a powerful smash to the journalist in her own inimitable style.

"You don't think I'm settled?... You sound disappointed that I'm not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time," Sania said.

"But I'll answer your question anyway, that's the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face – the first is marriage and then it's motherhood. Unfortunately, that's when we're settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones in the world we become, we don't become settled.

"But eventually it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I'll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that."

After hearing what Sania had to say, Sardesai, realising his mistake, was quick to apologise, stating he had phrased the question wrongly while admitting he would never have asked this question of settling down to a male player.

Sania, who has heard similar questions from a number of journalists, was quite impressed with Rajdeep, as he was the first journalist to ever apologise on national TV.