Sanaa Bhambri

Sanaa Bhambri (Hindi: सना भाम्बरी; born 7 March 1988) is a former professional tennis player from India. Her highest singles ranking is world No. 434, which she achieved in October 2005. She won one $25k doubles event at Lagos, Nigeria in 2005 and competed in three WTA Tour tournament main draws.

Sanaa Bhambri
Country (sports) India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Born (1988-03-07) 7 March 1988 (age 32)
New Delhi
Turned proNovember 2002
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$46,738
Singles
Career record121–83
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 434 (31 October 2005)
Doubles
Career record129–65
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 298 (31 October 2005)

In her career, Bhambri won two singles titles and twelve doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

CareerEdit

A left-hander, Bhambri reached the semifinals of the 2003 French Open girls' doubles event, partnering fellow Indian Sania Mirza.

In October 2005, partnering Ankita Bhambri, Sanaa won a $25k event at Lagos. The sister tandem won both their semifinal and final matches by seeing their opponents withdraw before a point was played.

Her only WTA Tour main-draw appearances were at Kolkata at the Sunfeast Open, in each of the three years that the event was held – 2005, 2006 and 2007. Competing in doubles, Bhambri lost in the first round each time.[1]

Active on tour from 2005 through 2010, competing primarily in events in India and Thailand, Bhambri won twelve $10k tournaments; two in singles (2006 in Ahmedabad and 2008 in Gurgaon) and ten in doubles.

Sanaa won a triple crown at the 2004 DSCL National Championships held in Delhi- in women's singles, women's doubles and girls' under-18s singles. She is the youngest Indian to achieve the feat.

Personal lifeEdit

Bhambri's sister Ankita and brother Yuki all are or have been tour-level tennis players. She has cousins, Prerna Bhambri and Prateek Bhambri, who also play on the Indian circuit.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 6 (2–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 May 2005 ITF Indore, India Hard   Isha Lakhani 1–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 30 October 2006 ITF Ahmedabad, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi 7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 19 November 2007 ITF Aurangabad, India Clay   Ankita Bhambri 3–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 21 June 2008 ITF Gurgaon, India Hard   Han Sung-hee 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 8 November 2008 ITF Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Nicole Thyssen 6–7(3), 3–6
Runner-up 6. 14 September 2009 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 23 (12–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 May 2004 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Liza Pereira Viplav   Ankita Bhambri
  Rushmi Chakravarthi
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 6 December 2004 ITF Kolkatta, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Wilawan Choptang
  Shruti Dhawan
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 13 December 2004 ITF Gurgaon, India Clay   Ankita Bhambri   Rushmi Chakravarthi
  Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 9 April 2005 ITF Mumbai, India Hard   Mihaela Buzărnescu   Chan Chin-wei
  Julia Efremova
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 9 May 2005 ITF Ahmedabad, India Hard   Shruti Dhawan   Ankita Bhambri
  Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
2–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 16 May 2005 ITF Indore, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Isha Lakhani
  Meghha Vakaria
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 9 August 2005 ITF Hampstead, UK Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Sarah Coles
  Elizabeth Thomas
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 17 October 2005 ITF Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Rushmi Chakravarthi
  Punam Reddy
w/o
Winner 9. 16 June 2006 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Archana Venkatamaran   Lu Jingjing
  Lee Wei-ping
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 10. 30 October 2006 ITF Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Surina De Beer
  Ágnes Szatmári
3–6, 1–6
Winner 11. 30 October 2006 ITF Ahmedabad, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Tara Iyer
  Meghha Vakaria
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 25 May 2007 ITF Mumbai, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Isha Lakhani
  Marinne Giraud
4–6, 1–6
Winner 13. 25 August 2007 ITF Noida, India Carpet   Ankita Bhambri   Sophia Mulsap
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 19 November 2007 ITF Aurangabad, India Clay   Ankita Bhambri   Sandhya Nagaraj
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–7(4), 5–7
Runner-up 15. 9 June 2008 ITF Gurgaon, India Carpet   Ankita Bhambri   Elina Gasanova
  Isha Lakhani
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 23 August 2008 ITF Khon Kaen, Thailand Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Nungnadda Wannasuk
  Kanyapat Narattana
7–5, 7–6
Winner 17. 8 November 2008 ITF Muzaffarnagar, India Grass   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Treta Bhattacharyya
  Shalini Sahoo
6–1, 6–1
Winner 18. 1 June 2009 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Ankita Bhambri   Seo Soon-mi
  Shin Jung-yoon
6–4, 2–6, [10–1]
Winner 19. 10 August 2009 ITF New Delhi, India Hard   Poojashree Venkatesha   Rishika Sunkara
  Nova Patel
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 20. 5 October 2009 ITF Noida, India Hard   Poojashree Venkatesha   Miki Miyamura
  Moe Kawatoko
1–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Runner-up 21. 5 October 2009 ITF Pune, India Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Miki Miyamura
  Moe Kawatoko
0–6, 3–6
Winner 22. 17 May 2010 ITF Durban, South Africa Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Tegan Edwards
  Bianca Swanepoel
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 28 May 2010 ITF Durban, South Africa Hard   Rushmi Chakravarthi   Blanka Szávay
  Nicole Rottmann
6–3, 5–7, [9–11]

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