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

Ankita Raina and her Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles event in the Phillip Island Trophy.

India’s Ankita Raina on Friday won her maiden WTA title as she and her Russian partner Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles event in the Phillip Island Trophy here.

The Ankita-Kamilla pair beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova 2-6 6-4 10-7 in the final.

The win will propel the 28-year-old Ankita to top-100 in the WTA rankings in doubles. She will be the second Indian woman player to be in top-100 after Sania Mirza.

Ankita had won ITF doubles title and WTA 125k series title before Friday’s win.

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