IMAGE: Ankita Raina and Kamilla Rakhimova rejoice after successful the doubles occasion within the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne. Photograph: Kind courtesy, WTA/Instagram
India’s Ankita Raina on Friday gained her maiden WTA title as she and her Russian associate Kamilla Rakhimova clinched the doubles occasion within the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne.
The Ankita-Kamilla pair beat Russia’s Anna Blinkova and Anastasia Potapova 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 within the ultimate.
The win will propel the 28-year-old Ankita to top-100 within the WTA rankings in doubles. She would be the second Indian girl participant to be in top-100 after Sania Mirza.
Ankita had gained ITF doubles title and WTA 125k sequence title earlier than Friday’s win.