Ankita Raina

Ankita Ravinderkrishan Raina (born 11 January 1993[1]) is an Indian professional tennis player. She is the current Indian No. 1.

Ankita Raina
અંકિતા રૈના
अंकिता रैना
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Full nameAnkita Ravinderkrishan Raina
Country (sports) India
ResidenceAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Born (1993-01-11) 11 January 1993 (age 28)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned proMay 2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$437,575
Singles
Career record288–231 (55.5%)
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 160 (2 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 168 (22 February 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2021)
French OpenQ2 (2020)
WimbledonQ2 (2018, 2019)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record215–178 (54.7%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 94 (22 February 2021)
Current rankingNo. 94 (22 February 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2021)
Team competitions
Fed Cup23–17 (57.5%)
Medal record
Representing  India
Women's tennis
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Jakarta Women's Singles
Last updated on: 14 September 2020.

Raina has won one WTA title and one WTA 125k title (both in doubles), along with 11 singles and 18 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In April 2018, she entered the top 200 singles rankings for the first time, becoming only the fifth player representing India to achieve this feat.[2][3] Raina has also won gold medals in the women's singles and mixed-doubles events at the 2016 South Asian Games, and won a bronze medal in singles at the 2018 Asian Games. Raina is India's number one WTA player in singles as well as doubles. Raina is one of only two women representing India that has won a WTA-level title.

Playing for India in Fed Cup, Raina has a win/loss record of 23–17.[4] She has notable wins over 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur,[5] Wimbledon finalist Sabine Lisicki and former No.5 Sara Errani.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Raina was born in the western Indian state of Gujarat to a Kashmiri Pandit family. Her middle-class Hindu family hails from the town of Tral in Pulwama district, Kashmir. Her family left Kashmir in the early 1990s during the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus, due to the ongoing insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir.[7] Raina briefly studied at Brihan Maharashtra and is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and English.

At the national events, Raina has represented her home state Gujarat. Her idols growing up were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Sania Mirza.

Raina trains at the Hemant Bendrey Tennis Academy at the PYC Hindu Gymkhana in Pune.

CareerEdit

 
Raina playing in the qualifying competition of the 2018 French Open – her first Grand Slam tournament.

Raina started playing tennis at the age of five. From a young age she has been coached by Hemant Bendrey, who recognized her strong discipline and mentality.[8] Following a promising junior career, Raina made her first professional appearance in 2009, at a small ITF tournament in Mumbai. In 2010, she continued to participate in local ITF events with limited success. Raina's 2011 season saw her advance to three ITF circuit finals in doubles, winning one with countrywoman Aishwarya Agrawal. In 2012, she won her first professional singles title in New Delhi and won three more in doubles. This was followed by a few years of mediocre results on the ITF Circuit.

Raina won two matches at the 2017 Mumbai Open, advancing to the biggest quarterfinal of her career. This would turn out to be her breakthrough tournament. In April 2018, she reached a ranking of world No. 181, after winning a $25k title, becoming the fifth Indian national to crack to the top-200 ladies singles rankings, following Nirupama Sanjeev, Sania Mirza, Shikha Uberoi, and Sunitha Rao.[9]

In August 2018, Ankita won the bronze medal in the Asian Games at Jakarta, Indonesia in singles event. Raina and Sania Mirza are the only players representing India to have won a singles medal at the Asian Games.[10] Later that year, she won the biggest doubles title of her career at the 2018 OEC Taipei WTA Challenger, partnering with compatriot Karman Kaur Thandi.[11]

Following a loss at the 2019 Australian Open, Raina won the ITF W25 title in Singapore, win a solid win over Arantxa Rus in the final.[12] At the 2019 Kunming Open, Raina got her first top-100 win, defeating Samantha Stosur, former US Open champion and top-10 player, scoring the biggest win of her career. At the 2019 French Open, Raina lost her first qualifying match to well-known American youngster Coco Gauff in two tight sets, despite playing well. She went on to reach the second qualifying rounds of both the 2019 Wimbledon Championships and the 2019 US Open, losing tight 3-setters in both tournaments. In October 2019, Raina entered the top 150 doubles rankings for the first time, after reaching the finals of the 2019 Suzhou Ladies Open with partner Rosalie van der Hoek. She is now coached by Arjun Kadhe, who is also her trainer and hitting partner.[13][14]

Raina had a disappointing result at the 2020 Australian Open, albeit she was unwell due to the Australian bushfires.[15] However, Raina found further doubles success by winning two back-to-back ITF titles in Nonthaburi alongside Bibiane Schoofs;[16] followed by reaching her first WTA Tour semifinal at the 2020 Thailand Open alongside Rosalie. This gave Raina a new career-high raking of No. 119 in doubles. She also won two singles titles early on in 2020, one in Nonthaburi, and the other in Jodhpur, India.[17] Raina then helped India advance to the Fed Cup World Group 2 playoffs for the first time in history in April 2020 in Dubai, along with Sania Mirza, Rutuja Bhosale, Riya Bhatia and Sowjanya Bavisetti.[18] In the Fed Cup, Raina had put up a good fight and won the first set 6–1 against China's top player Wang Qiang, but lost the match in three tight sets.

Raina returned to competition at the resumption of the tour in September after a long hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; she suffered early exits in ITF tournaments she played in after the break. She then competed at the 2020 French Open where she advanced to the second qualifying round for the first time but lost to Kurumi Nara.[19] In December 2020, Raina won the biggest ITF doubles title of her career at the 2020 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge held in Dubai, alongside Ekaterine Gorgodze; subsequently, she reached a new career-high doubles ranking of No. 117.

Raina began 2021 at the Australian Open, where she had her best performance at a slam, losing in the third and final qualifying round to Olga Danilović. She then became the fourth player representing India to feature in the main draw of a Grand Slam (after Nirupama Mankad, Nirupama Sanjeev, and Sania Mirza), playing doubles alongside Mihaela Buzarnescu, losing in the first round.[20]

Raina won the first WTA singles main draw match of her career at the 2021 Phillip Island Trophy. She came from a break down in the third set to reel off the last six games for a 5–7, 6–1, 6–2 win over Elisabetta Cocciaretto.[21] She then lost to Kimberly Birrell. In doubles, Raina partnered with Kamilla Rakhimova to advance to her first WTA level final, where they defeated the Russian pairing of Anastasia Potapova and Anna Blinkova.[22] With this victory, Ankita become the second Indian female after Sania Mirza to win a WTA title, and also the third Indian woman after Mirza and Shikha Uberoi to break into the top 100 of the WTA rankings, debuting at World No. 94 in doubles.

Playing styleEdit

 
Raina won the gold medal in singles at the 2016 South Asian Games.

Raina is a steady baseliner who primarily relies on her speed and counterpunching abilities to outlast her opponents.[23] Raina's preferred surfaces are grass and hard court, as they are more suited to her game style; with clay being her weakest surface.[24]

Sponsorship and equipmentEdit

In her junior years, Raina was helped by Dishman Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals to participate in overseas junior tournaments. Since then, she has been supported by Bharat Forge and Lakshya. Most recently, Raina has signed sponsorship deals with the Sports Authority of Gujarat and Yonex, and she is officially employed with ONGC.[25] Hence, Raina uses Yonex racquets and clothing. Adani Group is her current supporter.

In 2013, Raina met Narendra Modi, India's then-future prime minister, and officially was recognised under the Shaktidhoot scheme and hence became a part of India's goal of reaching Olympic podiums.[26]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 Q3 0–0
French Open Q1 Q1 Q2 0–0
Wimbledon Q2 Q2 NH 0–0
US Open A Q2 A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA 250 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2021 Phillip Island Trophy, Australia WTA 250 Hard   Kamilla Rakhimova   Anna Blinkova
  Anastasia Potapova
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2018 Taipei Open, Taiwan Carpet   Karman Thandi   Olga Doroshina
  Natela Dzalamidze
6–3, 5–7, [12–12] ret.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 21 (11 titles, 10 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (10–8)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 ITF Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 10,000 Hard   Fatma Al-Nabhani 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jun 2012 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Prerna Bhambri 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Jul 2012 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Miyabi Inoue 2–6, 2–6
Loss 1–3 Mar 2013 ITF Hyderabad, India 10,000 Hard   Bárbara Luz 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Loss 1–4 Mar 2013 ITF Hyderabad, India 10,000 Hard   Bárbara Luz 6–2, 3–6, 1–6
Win 2–4 Apr 2013 ITF Chennai, India 10,000 Clay   Natasha Palha 6–3, 6–1
Loss 2–5 Apr 2013 ITF Lucknow, India 10,000 Grass   Emi Mutaguchi 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Loss 2–6 Jun 2013 ITF Qarshi, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Sabina Sharipova 3–6, 3–6
Win 3–6 Jun 2013 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Eetee Maheta 6–3, 6–2
Win 4–6 Jul 2013 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Kanika Vaidya 6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–7 May 2014 ITF Balikpapan, Indonesia 25,000 Clay   Zhu Lin 5–7, 6–2, 3–6
Win 5–7 Dec 2014 Pune Championships, India 25,000 Hard   Katy Dunne 6–2, 6–2
Loss 5–8 Apr 2015 ITF Ahmedabad, India 25,000 Hard   Anastasija Sevastova 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 5–9 May 2017 Jin'an Open, China 60,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 6–9 Mar 2018 ITF Gwalior, India 25,000 Hard   Amandine Hesse 6–2, 7–5
Win 7–9 Jul 2018 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Risa Ozaki 6–2, 6–3
Win 8–9 Jan 2019 ITF Singapore 25,000 Hard   Arantxa Rus 6–3, 6–2
Loss 8–10 Apr 2019 Lale Cup, Turkey 60,000 Hard   Vitalia Diatchenko 4–6, 0–6
Win 9–10 Dec 2019 ITF Solapur, India 25,000 Hard   Naiktha Bains 6–3, 6–3
Win 10–10 Jan 2020 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Chloé Paquet 6–3, 7–5
Win 11–10 Feb 2020 ITF Jodhpur, India 25,000 Hard   Berfu Cengiz 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 31 (18 titles, 13 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (14–8)
Clay (3–4)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2011 ITF Kolkata, India 10,000 Clay   Poojashree Venkatesha   Nicole Clerico
  Dalila Jakupovič
3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2011 ITF Lucknow, India 10,000 Grass   Aishwarya Agrawal   Anja Prislan
  Kyra Shroff
3–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 May 2011 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Aishwarya Agrawal   Fatma Al-Nabhani
  Rushmi Chakravarthi
6–4, 6–3
Win 2–2 May 2012 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Liu Yuxuan
  Zhao Qianqian
6–1, 6–4
Win 3–2 May 2012 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Sri Peddy Reddy
  Prarthana Thombare
6–3, 6–2
Win 4–2 Jun 2012 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Aishwarya Agrawal   Ester Masuri
  Naomi Totka
6–1, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Apr 2013 ITF Chennai, India 10,000 Clay   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Natasha Palha
  Prarthana Thombare
7–5, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 4–4 Jul 2013 ITF New Delhi, India 10,000 Hard   Shweta Rana   Sharmada Balu
  Sowjanya Bavisetti
2–6, 4–6
Win 5–4 Jan 2014 ITF Aurangabad, India 10,000 Clay   Prarthana Thombare   Shweta Rana
  Rishika Sunkara
6–3, 6–3
Loss 5–5 May 2014 ITF Tianjin, China 25,000 Hard   Fatma Al-Nabhani   Liu Chang
  Ran Tian
1–6, 5–7
Win 6–5 Nov 2014 ITF Mumbai, India 25,000 Hard   Lu Jiajing   Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–4, 1–6, [11–9]
Win 7–5 Dec 2014 ITF Lucknow, India 15,000 Grass   Emily Webley-Smith   Rushmi Chakravarthi
  Nidhi Chilumula
6–2, 6–4
Loss 7–6 Aug 2015 ITF Westende, Belgium 25,000 Hard   Alyona Sotnikova   Indy de Vroome
  Lesley Kerkhove
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 7–7 Jun 2016 Fergana Challenger, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Prerna Bhambri   Polina Monova
  Yana Sizikova
6–7(0–7), 2–6
Win 8–7 Sep 2016 Zhuhai Open, China 50,000 Hard   Emily Webley-Smith   Guo Hanyu
  Jiang Xinyu
6–4, 6–4
Win 9–7 Apr 2017 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay   Eva Wacanno   Irene Burillo Escorihuela
  Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
6–4, 6–4
Win 10–7 May 2017 ITF Hua Hin, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Emily Webley-Smith   Nudnida Luangnam
  Zhang Yukun
6–2, 6–0
Win 11–7 Aug 2017 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 25,000 Clay   Bibiane Schoofs   Marie Benoît
  Magali Kempen
3–6, 6–3, [11–9]
Loss 11–8 Aug 2017 ITF Leipzig, Germany 25,000 Clay   Tereza Mrdeža   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Lidziya Marozava
2–6, 1–6
Win 12–8 Aug 2017 Mençuna Cup, Turkey 60,000 Hard   Gabriela Cé   Elitsa Kostova
  Yana Sizikova
6–2, 6–3
Win 13–8 May 2018 Jin'an Open, China 60,000 Hard   Harriet Dart   Liu Fangzhou
  Xun Fangying
6–3, 6–3
Win 14–8 Nov 2018 ITF Pune, India 25,000 Hard   Karman Thandi   Aleksandrina Naydenova
  Tamara Zidanšek
6–2, 6–7(5–7), [11–9]
Loss 14–9 Jul 2019 Reinert Open, Germany 60,000 Clay   Bibiane Schoofs   Amina Anshba
  Anastasia Dețiuc
6–0, 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 14–10 Aug 2019 Pro-Series Foxhills,
United Kingdom
25,000 Hard   Naiktha Bains   Sarah Beth Grey
  Eden Silva
2–6, 5–7
Loss 14–11 Oct 2019 Suzhou Open, China 100,000 Hard   Rosalie van der Hoek   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
Loss 14–12 Nov 2019 Liuzhou Open, China 60,000 Hard   Rosalie van der Hoek   Jiang Xinyu
  Tang Qianhui
4–6, 4–6
Win 15–12 Dec 2019 ITF Solapur, India 25,000 Hard   Ulrikke Eikeri   Berfu Cengiz
  Despina Papamichail
5–7, 6–4, [10–3]
Win 16–12 Jan 2020 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Bibiane Schoofs   Supapitch Kuearum
  Mananchaya Sawangkaew
6–4, 6–2
Win 17–12 Jan 2020 ITF Nonthaburi, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Bibiane Schoofs   Miyabi Inoue
  Kang Jiaqi
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 17–13 Feb 2020 ITF Jodhpur, India 25,000 Hard   Snehal Mane   Rutuja Bhosale
  Miyabi Inoue
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Win 18–13 Dec 2020 Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, U.A.E. 100,000 Hard   Ekaterine Gorgodze   Aliona Bolsova
  Kaja Juvan
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2014 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
R/R 5 February 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan   Pakistan Hard (i)   Sara Mansoor W 6–1, 6–2
6 February 2014   New Zealand   Marina Erakovic L 1–6, 2–6
P/O 7 February 2014   Hong Kong   Zhang Ling L 3–6, 4–6
2015 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
R/R 15 April 2015 Hyderabad, India   Pakistan Hard   Ushna Suhail W 6–0, 6–1
16 April 2015   Malaysia   Jawairiah Noordin W 6–1, 3–6, 6–4
P/O 17 April 2015   Turkmenistan   Anastasiya Prenko W 6–1, 6–2
2016 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 3 February 2016 Hua Hin, Thailand   Thailand Hard   Luksika Kumkhum L 6–7(5–7), 3–6
4 February 2016   Japan   Nao Hibino W 6–3, 6–1
5 February 2016   Uzbekistan   Nigina Abduraimova W 6–1, 6–0
2017 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 8 February 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan   Japan Hard (i)   Misaki Doi L 0–6, 3–6
9 February 2017   China   Zhu Lin L 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
10 February 2017   Philippines   Katharina Lehnert L 3–6, 4–6
2018 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 7 February 2018 New Delhi, India   China Hard   Zhu Lin W 6–3, 6–2
8 February 2018   Kazakhstan   Yulia Putintseva W 6–3, 1–6, 6–4
9 February 2018   Hong Kong   Zhang Ling W 6–3, 6–2
P/O 10 February 2018   Chinese Taipei   Hsu Chieh-yu W 6–4, 5–7, 6–1
2019 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 7 February 2019 Astana, Kazakhstan   Thailand Hard (i)   Peangtarn Plipuech W 6–7(3–7), 6–2, 6–4
8 February 2019   Kazakhstan   Yulia Putintseva L 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
P/O 9 February 2019   South Korea   Jeong Su-nam W 6–3, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2013 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 6 February 2013 Astana, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan Hard (i)   Rutuja Bhosale   Sesil Karatantcheva
  Galina Voskoboeva
L 3–6, 1–6
8 February 2013   Thailand   Rishika Sunkara   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
L 1–6, 3–6
2014 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
P/O 7 February 2014   Hong Kong   Rishika Sunkara   Ng Kwan-yau
  Wu Ho-ching
W 6–2, 6–1
2019 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group I
R/R 7 February 2019 Astana, Kazakhstan   Thailand Hard (i)   Karman Thandi   Nudnida Luangnam
  Peangtarn Plipuech
W 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 7–5
P/O 9 February 2019 Astana, Kazakhstan   South Korea Hard (i)   Prarthana Thombare   Jang Su-jeong
  Kim Na-ri
L 4–6, 4–6

Asian GamesEdit

Singles (bronze medal)Edit

Medal Date Tournament Location Opponent Score
  Bronze August 2018 2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia   Zhang Shuai 4–6, 6–7(6–8)

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