Updated: November 26, 2015 11:59:45 pm
India’s tennis queen Sania Mirza minced no words in an interview to the BBC and spoke about the pain of being a woman in a “man’s world”.
“We live in a man’s world . A lot of people might come out and say we don’t but the fact of the matter is that sometime when you are a woman you have to fight a lot harder for things. It has got nothing to do with this side of the world or India, it has got to do with the world.
“It’s only in recent past that we have had equal prize money for both men and women. So it doesn’t just happen in India, like people like to believe,” Sania said during the interview as part of the BBC’s 100 Women Series.
India’s tennis sensation feels it’s difficult for a woman to express her mind.
“So when a woman comes out and say that this how I feel, she’s either labelled as rebellious or too outgoing or career-minded. But there are no such words for men. When a man wants to go and achieve something, he’s labelled as so ambitious,” said Sania.
Sania revealed she was asked about her family plans during a press conference, two days after she won the Wimbledon title.
“I feel it’s extremely disrespectful to ask someone when they are having a child. Just because I am a public figure, it doesn’t give anyone a right to ask me what happens in my bedroom. I really don’t think so,” said Sania.
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