"Pregnancy is something that I had experienced for the first time in my life. I thought about it and I think we all have a certain picture about it but once you experience it, you really understand what it means. It absolutely changes you as a human being," she added.
Later came the part to overcome the physical obstacles and get back to her earlier self to make a comeback to the court.
"Getting back to shape and form after pregnancy can be a challenge and I can relate to Serena and every other woman on that. I think it's normal for everyone because you don't know how your body is going to react post-pregnancy and during pregnancy," said the 34-year-old.
Lastly, the Indian tennis star -- while depicting her transformation journey and the sheer joy of being on the court -- said, "Having put-on around 23kg during my pregnancy, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to get back to being fit and playing tennis again."
"However, I lost around 26 kilos with a lot of workout regimes and very strict diets and came back to tennis because that's what I know, love and do. Finally, when I won at Hobart after coming back it was pretty amazing. I was honestly very proud of myself to have been able to put myself to compete at the highest level again and I think that's where I was mentally," she added.
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