Ankita Raina

French Open: Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramnathan bow out of qualifiers

The 125th ranked Indian could convert only one of the three break points and eventually lost 2-6, 0-6. It was Ankita Raina’s seventh attempt to crack the singles main draw of a Major.

May 27, 2021, 08:44 AM IST

French Open: Ankita Raina makes winning start in Grand Slam qualifiers

Ankita Raina had reached the third round of the qualifiers in the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year. Among other Indians in fray, Sumit Nagal will take on Roberto Macorca in first round of the men’s qualifiers, Prajnesh Gunneswaran will meet Germany’s Oscar Otte and Ramkumar Ramanathan will cross swords against Michael Mmoh of USA.

May 25, 2021, 07:50 AM IST

Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam main draw

Ankita Raina is only the second Indian after Sania Mirza, a six-time Grand Slam champion, to compete in the women's doubles of a tennis major. Nirupama Vaidyanathan was the first to crack a Grand Slam main draw, back in 1998 at Australian Open.

Feb 07, 2021, 15:13 PM IST

Ankita Raina falls short again, loses final round of Australian Open Qualifiers

Ankita Raina's defeat means that Sumit Nagal will be the only Indian to compete in the singles event of the first Grand Slam of the season. 

Jan 13, 2021, 16:11 PM IST

Ankita Raina makes semifinal exit from Luan ITF event

The second seed Indian lost 3-6, 6-1, 2-6 to local girl Ying-Ying Duan in the semifinals of the hardcourt tournament.

May 12, 2019, 20:17 PM IST

Ankita Raina holds key as India aim for Fed Cup World Group II

India have been placed in Pool A where getting past Thailand on Thursday is not expected to be a problem. 

Feb 05, 2019, 11:42 AM IST

India No.3 Pranjala Yadlapalli enters her maiden WTA main draw

While Pranjala emerged victorious, two-time national champion Mahak Jain was beaten by Japan's Hiroko Kuwata 6-3 6-4 and bowed out of the USD 125,000 event.

Oct 28, 2018, 16:48 PM IST

Asian Games 2018: Two more medals assured for India in Tennis, Raina settles for Bronze

Sharan and Bopanna are assured of at least a silver but will be going for gold in the final tomorrow.

Aug 23, 2018, 21:27 PM IST

Asian Games 2018: Ankita Raina settles for bronze; Bopanna-Sharan to go for gold

Ankita Raina settled for Bronze while Sharan and Bopanna are assured of at least a silver but will be going for gold in the final on Friday.

Aug 23, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

Asian Games 2018 Day 5: As it happened

With a total of 18 medals, which include 4 Gold, 4 Silver and 10 Bronze medals, India are placed at the 10th spot in the overall medals tally on the Day 5 of the Asian Games 2018.

Aug 23, 2018, 07:17 AM IST

Leander Paes set for Asian Games return, Yuki may miss it for US Open By Amanpreet Singh

 Veteran Leander Paes will have the opportunity to add to his Asian Games medal tally as he is set to be included in the Indian tennis team for the upcoming Games even as the country's premier singles player Yuki Bhambri will prefer competing in the US Open if he makes the cut.

Jun 03, 2018, 20:34 PM IST

Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan touch career-best tennis rankings

  Ankita Raina leapfrogged 43 places to her career-best singles ranking of 212 in the WTA chart, while Ramkumar Ramanathan also achieved his career-best rankings after climbing four places to 132.

Apr 02, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

Tennis: Ankita Raina, Ramkumar Ramanathan touch career-best rankings

Ankita Raina leapfrogged 43 places to her career-best singles rank of 212 in the WTA chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan also achieved his career-best rankings after climbing four places to 132 in ATP rankings.

Apr 02, 2018, 16:36 PM IST

Ankita Raina ends singles title drought, wins Gwalior ITF event

Ankita Raina won her first singles title in more than three years when she fought past second seed Amandine Hesse in straight sets in the final of the USD 25,000 ITF women's event on Saturday.

Mar 17, 2018, 15:09 PM IST

Ankita Raina reaches first final of 2018 season in Gwalior

Ankita, ranked 255, was cruising 6-2 4-0 when the Russian threw in the towel, complaining of sickness. The 25-year-old Indian next faces second seed Amandine Hesse, who ousted Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova 6-4 6-2.

Mar 16, 2018, 17:39 PM IST

Fed Cup: Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur ensure India stay in Group I

Ankita Raina prevailed over her rival in a long-drawn dog-fight after Karman Kaur Thandi's impressive win as India retained their place in the Asia/Oceania Group I in the Fed Cup after beating Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the relegation Play-off on Saturday.

Feb 10, 2018, 18:50 PM IST

Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur seal India's win over Hong Kong in Fed Cup

Ankita Raina continued her top form with a fluent win after Karman Kaur Thandi's erratic victory as India took an unassailable 2-0 lead over Hong Kong in the Fed Cup, here on Friday.

Feb 09, 2018, 14:52 PM IST

Fed Cup: India lose to Kazakhstan, out of contention for World Group playoffs

India lost 1-2 to Kazakhstan in a Pool A tie of the Federation Cup tennis tournament on Thursday. The Indians are now out of contention for a place in the World Group playoffs.

Feb 08, 2018, 21:16 PM IST

India's philosophy, yoga, religion fascinate tennis star Yaroslava Shvedova

The philosophy of life and death presented in great detail in the epic Gita, India's "beautiful" places, its welcoming people and yoga fascinate Kazakhstan's top tennis player Yaroslava Shvedova not a little.

Feb 08, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

I let my racquet do the talking: Ankita Raina on TOPS exclusion

Kept out of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), Ankita Raina has made a huge statement by pulling off consecutive wins over higher-ranked players in the ongoing Fed Cup, and the young Indian tennis player is hoping for just reward after letting her racquet do all the talking.

Feb 08, 2018, 19:27 PM IST