Sania Mirza is aiming to be back and competing at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

The former World No.1 in doubles is expecting her first baby with cricketer husband Shoaib Malik in October.

“The 2020 Olympics is a long way off. I’ve said this many times that as tennis players, we wish we knew what our lives brought us tomorrow. Having said that though, it definitely looks very doable right now… Most definitely, I would say coming back to playing is priority as soon as the pregnancy is done," she told Indian news network IANS.

Mirza came close to winning an Olympic medal at Rio in 2016, but lost in the mixed doubles bronze medal match with partner Rohan Bopanna to Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek.

The 31-year-old says she is looking forward to being a mother, saying: "Pregnancy is not something that holds you back in any way. It's very empowering."

Mirza was previously suffering from a knee injury, which is currently benefiting from the time away from the tennis court.

"I haven’t played since mid-October, so it has been a solid six months and more. Rest was something everyone was recommending… so I won’t say it’s perfect, but it’s better," she added.