Ankita Raina wins maiden WTA title, to become first Indian woman player in top 100 after Sania Mirza


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 had received ITF doubles title and WTA 125k collection title earlier than Friday’s win.


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