Over the years, India has produced a lot of outstanding female tennis players. It’s time to look at the top 5 young people who will one day make our nation proud.
Tennis player Riya Bhatia is an Indian professional who was born on September 24, 1997.
Bhatia reached his highest singles and doubles WTA rankings on 2 March 2020 and 17 May 2021, respectively, at 338 and 387. She has triumphed in both singles and doubles competitions on the ITF Women’s Circuit.
Bhatia is a member of the India Fed Cup squad and has a 1-3 win-loss record. Also, she represented her nation at the Palembang Asian Games in 2018.
Also, she won the 2016 national championships on the hardcourt and grasscourt.
The second-highest-ranked woman in the singles category according to the WTA rating list is Riya Bhatia (382). The 23-year-old New Delhi native has won numerous singles and doubles titles on the ITF circuit. She spent three years on the Indian Fed Cup squad as well. The competitor to your right has won national competitions as well, and the most recent AITA Rankings have her ranked second overall in India.
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2. Karman Kaur Thandi
Another emerging Indian player in women’s singles is Karman Kaur Thandi. Her career-high singles ranking is 196, and she is currently at 518 in the WTA rating list. Harman, a native of New Delhi, started playing tennis for money when he was just 7 years old. She eventually had her first International wreck while receiving 2014 the WTA Future Stars.
At the age of eight, she first began playing tennis.
Thandi is the sixth female tennis player from India to enter the top 200 in the WTA rankings, following in the footsteps of Nirupama Sanjeev, Sania Mirza, Shikha Uberoi, Sunitha Rao, and Ankita Raina.
In January 2016, achieved a career-high rating of 32. Her overall win-loss record in singles is 3-7, and her record in doubles is 2-1. She has been representing India in Fed Cup since 2017.
In the ITF Circuit, Thandi has won three singles titles, four doubles titles, and a $25k tournament in Hong Kong. Also, she won four singles titles in Heraklion in 2017 and two doubles titles in Gulbarga in 2015. In January 2016, she attained a career-high ranking of 32 on the ITF Junior Circuit. At two other contests conducted in China, she also made it to the semifinals.
The 23-year-old veteran has four doubles titles and one singles title on the ITF circuit, and she has been representing India in the Fed Cup since 2017. She also took part in the 2018 Asian Games with funding from the Mahesh Bhupathi Foundation and the Virat Kohli Foundation.
3. Zeel Desai
Zeel Desai, one of the most successful Indian junior tennis players, has now transitioned to the senior level of the sport.
Zeel Desai is a tennis player from India who was born on February 18, 1999.
Desai reached his highest singles WTA ranking of 549 on September 19, 2022. Moreover, she recently earned a career-high WTA doubles ranking of 510 on September 10. In the ITF Circuit, Desai has won two singles championships and four doubles championships.
Desai played her first match in the 2021 play-offs against Latvia while representing India at the Billie Jean King Cup.
Also, she won the girls’ singles and mixed doubles titles in the Commonwealth Youth Games. The 22-year-old from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, is currently placed 615 on the WTA rating list.
According to the most recent AITA rating list, she is also India’s fifth-best female singles player. She has competed in multiple ITF tournaments and has won one singles championship and four doubles win.
4. Reshma Maruri
Maruri is the top-ranked player in India U-18 and is ranked 289 according to the most recent ITF Junior rankings. The 18-year-old Karnataka native has already won ITF titles in J4 Hyderabad 2021 and J5 Indore 2020. She studies under Zeeshan Ali, India’s Davis Cup coach, and competes in women’s doubles alongside her sister Suhitha Maruri.
Reshma Maruri defeated Arthi Muniyan, the seventh seed, 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the women’s Fenesta National Tennis Championship at the DLTA Complex.
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5. Vipasha Mehra
In the World Junior rankings, Mehra holds the highest position for an Indian player. Currently, the junior circuit’s 19-year-old vintage is placed 134. While she was born in India, her parents were adamant about moving to Qatar, thus she began her tennis career there. In 2018, she relocated back to Pune, India. She has won three ITF titles in notable events including J4 Lome (2019) and J4 Harare (2019), winning both the singles and doubles divisions. Her qualification for the 2020 Australian Open Juniors made her the quickest Indian woman to do so, however, she regretfully had to retire due to health issues.
Vipasha Mehra, a qualifier from Maharashtra, put on a valiant performance to defeat Sanya Singh, the fourth seed, in a grueling girls’ singles quarterfinal match at the All India Nationals Under-16 (boys & girls) tennis event in Mumbai.
The eighth-seeded Gargi Pawar, who is ranked 63rd by the All India Tennis Association, was defeated by Pune-based Vipasha in the previous round. Vipasha put on another brave effort against Sanya, winning 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) in just over four hours.
Because of her heightened aggression and potent serve, Vipasha, a left-handed player, easily won the first set. Sanya did well to win the second set in order to tie the match and force a decision.