India’s Ankita Raina on Friday received her maiden WTA title as she and her Russian companion Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles occasion in the Phillip Island Trophy right here.
The Ankita-Kamilla pair beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova 2-6 6-4 10-7 in the ultimate.
The win will propel the 28-year-old Ankita to top-100 in the WTA rankings in doubles. She would be the second Indian woman player to be in top-100 after Sania Mirza.
Ankita Raina and Kamilla Rakhimova take the doubles title at #PhillipIslandWTA.
Raina is India’s 1st WTA champion since Sania Mirza. The 28yo additionally earned her 1st WTA MD singles win earlier in the week at PIT. https://t.co/4rJ6UV23UR
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) February 19, 2021
Ankita had received ITF doubles title and WTA 125k collection title earlier than Friday’s win.