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Ankita Raina thread

Postby PKBasu » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:49 am

Ankita Raina (who turned 19 on 11th January this year) has made the final of a $10K Futures outside India this week, and I think this qualifies her for her own thread. We normally reserve threads for players who win Futures, but a final outside India is as good as winning a title in India, in my view, so here goes.

She was a promising junior, but didn't play enough outside India during her junior years. Consequently she only achieved a career-high junior ranking of 183 when she was 17.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby rajorshi » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:25 pm

You could have at least waited for the final result. She may win the title.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby bujilover » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:30 am

These are the results of the finals-run which Ankita made in Fujairah(UAE) ITF $10K.

R32 Mikheeva, Alina (RUS) 9999 W 6-2 6-0
R16 (8) Tyulpa, Anna (RUS) 748 W 6-4 6-2
Q Paul, Sharon Sanchana (IND) W 7-6(8) 6-3
S Haas, Barbara (AUT) 917 W 6-3 2-6 6-3
F (2) Al Nabhani, Fatma (OMA) 605 L 6-3 6-2

She gained 8 WTA ranking points for this run and she has climbed 185 rungs in rankings to sit #891 in the world now.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby sameerph » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:06 am

Congrtulations to 19 year old Ankita Raina for winning her first ITF singles title in Delhi today when she beat Prerna Bhambri in $10K final.

With that title she will gain 12 points & will move up close to 700 in the WTA rankings . When these points are updated ( only 2 weeks from now after Wimbledon) Ankita will move upto India no. 3 behind Sania & Kyra as Prerna loses points from her last year's title points .

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby bujilover » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:13 am

Congrats to Ankita for a well deserved title this week . I expect her to play outside India and win some matches along with Kyra , Nidhi and her co.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby PKBasu » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:54 am

With the Futures title this week, Ankita has fully earned the thread that I started a few months ago. Promising set of results from her this year: may she now go from strength to strength.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby Saniapower » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Congratulations to India's Marion Bartoli for her 1st ITF singles Title. :clap:

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby sameerph » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:32 am

Saniapower wrote:Congratulations to India's Marion Bartoli for her 1st ITF singles Title. :clap:


Why Marion Bartoli ? :-~

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby Omkara » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:45 am

double fisted forehand I am guessing

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby sameerph » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:59 am

No, she has a single handed forehand as I saw the match yesterday.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby bujilover » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:47 am

As mentioned by Ankita in the interview,she will be going Japan for a couple of $25K Challengers.Its usually a tough field there.Ankita is #19 in the Qualifying field of a 32-player draw.

Good luck for her to qualify :)

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby bujilover » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:01 am

$25K Tsukuba ,JPN Challenger

QR1: Ankita Raina (646) versus. [4] Emily Webley Smith (GBR,407) .

Tough draw.Looking for some positive outing.Good luck Ankita:)

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby vidhyashankar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:42 pm

The Entry list is quite strong that even a regular challenger player like Emily Smith with a ranking of #407 could not make the main draw.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Postby bujilover » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:57 am

Expected tough outing for Ankita in singles .

QR1: Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) [4] 6-2 6-1 Ankita RAINA (IND)

But i reckon we will see her in doubles main draw as she has a decent doubles ranking of 476 to her name.Thanks to the 3 $10K titles she has won this year.


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