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Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby PKBasu » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:43 pm

16-year-old Karman Kaur Thandi looks to be a terrific talent. Last week, when Dabin Kim scythed through the field to win a Futures title, the only player to give her a very close fight was Karman Kaur. This week, she has started by beating Rishika Sunkara in straight sets.

This might appear premature, but when a young player announces herself in this way, we are always tempted to bend our rules to start a thread!!

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby jayakris » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:52 pm

You're always bending the rules and starting the threads anyway :) ... why not one more? :)

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby sameerph » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:36 pm

Yes, way too early, I think. I hope Karman justifies the faith imposed on her by PKB. :D

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby Sin Hombre » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:24 am

Agree with Sameer, too premature.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby PKBasu » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:06 am

sameerph wrote:Yes, way too early, I think. I hope Karman justifies the faith imposed on her by PKB. :D


Unless last week and this are a complete flash in the pan, I think she will justify the faith I have reposed in her (or rather, imposed as Sameer says :-) I hope I'm not that aggressive!). After all, she beat Shweta Rana 63 61 last week on the way to the singles SF, and this week she has beaten second-seeded Prarthana Thombare 63 63 in R1. We do have a thread for Prarthana for some time already -- and Prarthana has won two Futures titles (in Chennai and Hyderabad) this year, after winning a 15K Futures in November last year (triggering her thread). The fact that Karman (who turned 16 on 16th June this year) is able to beat #338 Prarthana in straight sets suggests terrific potential -- hence this thread. (Of course, I hope her age has not been fudged, but I am only going by what her reported age is; to be doing this at 16 is impressive indeed, and pretty rare among Indian players in recent times).

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby sameerph » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:27 pm

PKBasu wrote:
sameerph wrote:Yes, way too early, I think. I hope Karman justifies the faith imposed on her by PKB. :D


Unless last week and this are a complete flash in the pan, I think she will justify the faith I have reposed in her (or rather, imposed as Sameer says :-) I hope I'm not that aggressive!).


Oh, thanks for pointing that out, PKB, it should indeed be reposed. :D

At least of couple of these early started threads have proved to be fruitful so far - Yuki & RamK . Hope this one proves to be a long one too.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby sameerph » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:54 am

There are under 16 and under 14 tournaments held dubbed as WTA future stars tournament among Asian youngsters on the sidelines of the WTA tour finals which start off in Singapore today.

There were 24 players in each of the sections divided into 4 group and the winners of each group played in the SF. Our girls - Karman Kaur Thandi in under 16 and Mahek Jain in under 14 both reached SF and Karman has now reached the final there.

This is the related news -

Karman Kaur in final

Results -

Under-16 (semifinals): Hsiang-Wen Huang (Tpe) bt Eri Shimuzu (Jpn) 7-5, 2-6, 10-3; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Rifanty Khafiany (Ina) 6-1, 7-5.

Under-14 (semifinals): Yuki Ando (Jpn) bt Mahak Jain 6-3, 6-1; Thasaporn Naklo (Tha) bt Zhouma Ni Ma (Chn) 6-7(5), 6-4, 10-2.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby vatsal323 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:11 am

No, Sameer. There were two groups - Purple and Pink in both the U14 and U16 categories. The top 2 players from each group qualified for the semis. Karman will face the same Taipei girl in the final who came second from her group. Karman had beaten her 6-3 6-2 in the group stages. Mahak lost in the semis.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby sameerph » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:49 am

Ok, thanks Vatsal for that clarification.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby PKBasu » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:20 pm

Karman comfortably won the final 64 62. A pity I didn't realise she was playing here until earlier this evening -- otherwise I would have loved to see her in action live. Here's the report from the WTA site:
http://www.wtafinals.com/article/wta-fu ... al/4231858

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby Tolamu » Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:28 pm

This livescore site http://www.definish.com/tennis/ shows Singapore results for today as (SF)Karman Thandi bt Hsiang-Wen Huang 6-4 6-2. I was confused. Thanks for the clear picture.

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby bujilover » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:45 am

This is huge :notworthy:

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby Saniapower » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:14 pm

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby PKBasu » Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:33 am

What a great moment for Karman Kaur!

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Re: Karman Kaur Thandi

Postby Omkara » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:32 am

She is tall! Tallest tennis player I have seen from India. 16 year old and already 6 ft tall.


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