In 2019, a main draw appearance guaranteed $58,000 and with the organisers committing to close to 95% of the prize money pot from last year, the amount can be a life saver in these desperate times.“It is good that a tournament is starting, but not a good thing that there is no qualifying,” said Prajnesh. "For Ankita Raina, India’s top women’s singles player (No. Ankita Raina in action.
To do well in a sport like tennis which is still evolving in India makes it all the more difficult. 162), the cancellation of qualifying will be a big blow. She can stay toe-to-toe with most players from the back of the court, and can get a majority of shots back in play. ... partners & sponsors. I also find their fabric to be up to the needs of the professional routine, players go through”. At 26 years old, Ankita Raina is India's number 1 ranked woman tennis player. She doesn't use the drop shot or lob too frequently, but brings them out as a surprise tactic.

Raina's biggest weakness is the lack of firepower on her groundstrokes. To be India`s No.1 women`s singles player requires a lot of attributes and she has it all.

Ankita Raina’s journey so far: This year started on a winning note for Raina as she defeated the top seed and world No. There is a high probability of Sumit Nagal (in frame) and Prajnesh Gunneswaran getting direct entries because of potential player withdrawals. At the national events, Raina has represented her home state Raina started playing tennis at the age of five.

“The big players are not happy with it, but they have millions in their bank accounts, something that 99% of tennis players don’t. AITA amends constitution: Changes voting pattern to fall in line with Sports Code The tennis body approved the changes at its Special General Body meeting, (SGM) held virtually on Monday.

Following a promising junior career, Raina made her first professional appearance in 2009, at a small ITF tournament in Mumbai. It helps us travel for the rest of the year. India's best singles players, save for Ankita Raina (262), can't get direct entry into the main draws of WTA 125K level events with their current rankings. 127).

The Cincinnati Masters, which is set to precede the Major at the same site, will mark the revival of competitive tennis after COVID-19. Raina's 2011 season saw her advance to three ITF circuit finals in doubles, winning one with countrywoman Aishwarya Agrawal. She is also quite efficient at the net, and can take the attack to the opponent on fast courts with her purposeful volleys.

162), the cancellation of qualifying will be a big blow.

“The return of the tournaments is a positive but for players who do not get a direct entry, the qualifying event at a Grand Slam is an opportunity to make more points and prize money. Ankita Raina is a rare gem in Indian Women`s tennis.

“Giving out ranking points is bad because not everyone will have a fair chance to compete. Recently, she has been moving a lot better on the court as well. Gujarat State Tennis Association (GSTA) is a non-profit organizationis the nodal body for tennis in Gujarat State.

And in turn, for the sport to become popular in the nation, there is a star athlete required, which again sums up to the issue of not having many due to lack of sponsor support.Hence this is a vicious cycle, the resolution to which, according to me lies with sponsors seeing their investments as a long-term strategy rather than a near term goal”. India's top ranked female tennis player Ankita Raina talks about the Meditation for Mental Toughness... Dev Javia in Jr. Australian Open main draw. This pandemic has highlighted the disparity. Even players in the main draw may not be able to travel because of restrictions in many countries. "For Ankita Raina, India’s top women’s singles player (No. She hits with plenty of topspin on both her forehand and backhand, and can hit in all directions comfortably. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.Get your daily dose of Sportstar with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox!Get your daily dose of Sportstar with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox!To continue enjoying Sportstar, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Sportstar Plus. Also in a country where top women tennis professionals is a rare commodity, her resolve and tenacity has given the assurance that Indian women can be world beaters too.
— Ankita Raina (@ankita_champ) April 10, 2019. (Source: PTI Photo) Rutuja Bhosale recorded a come-from-behind win before country’s number one player Ankita Raina won the second singles as India secured the Fed Cup tie against Uzbekistan by taking an unassailable 2-0 lead here on Wednesday. 132) getting direct entries because of potential player withdrawals.

She speaks at length about her recent exploits and her tennis journey thus far, as she embarks on her next journey.As she prepares to leave India for another battle on the tennis court, she is eyeing for greater glory. Following the approval from New York State on Tuesday, decks were cleared for the 2020 US Open to be held from August 31 to September 13 behind closed doors in New York. In 2018, she made India extremely proud by bringing home a bronze medal at the 18th Asian Games held in… To do well in a sport like tennis which is still evolving in India makes it all the more difficult. Karman Kaur Tahndi (349) and national champion Riya Bhatia (519) follow Raina in the ladder. About Us. Raina has a solid first serve, but it is her second serve that gives her an advantage at the start of a point. I would like to request AITA to host more of these tournaments,” Ankita Raina said. Raina's biggest strength is her baseline consistency. India's best singles players, save for Ankita Raina (262), can't get direct entry into the main draws of WTA 125K level events with their current rankings. Raina also has a good return of serve, and is capable of neutralizing most big serves by sending them back with precision.

1 in both women’s singles (since 2013) and doubles (since 2019). She is also only the fifth Indian woman player to ever break into the top 200 of the WTA singles rankings.