India’s Ankita Raina partnered with Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova to win the Phillip Island Trophy WTA tennis tournament in Melbourne. They defeated the Russian pair Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova by 2-6, 6-4, 10-7.
This is Ankita Raina’s first WTA title of her career. She had won one WTA 125k title and 18 ITF doubles titles before.
She recently became the fifth Indian woman in Open era to grab a place in a Grand Slam main draw.
Along with Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu, she recently played the women’s doubles event at the Australian Open Tennis 2021.