Indian No. 1 Karman Kaur Thandi scored the biggest win in Indian Women`s Tennis since Sania Mirza as she won the ITF W60 Saguenay Challenger trophy. With this win, the 24 yr old pocketed 80 precious points to move her ranking to World No. 217, moving ever closer to finalising her spot in the Australian Open Qualifying draw.
Here is a summary of the results
[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND, 308) d. (2) Robin Anderson (USA, 164) 64 62
[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND, 308) d. (Q) Ena Shibahara (JPN, 579) 62 64
[QF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND, 308) d. Sarah Beth Grey (GBR, 341), 62 61
[SF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,308) d. Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA,251) 64 62
[F] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND, 308) d. Katherine Sebov (CA, 266), 36 64 63
Karman Thandi will be seen next at the ITF W60 event in Toronto happening this week.
Karman shared her thoughts on the tourney after the win. Excerpts below
Thoughts on the win from Karman Thandi
I’m happy with the way I managed to turn things around in the second set. It was a pivotal moment for me and the way I played was really good. This title means a lot because I got closer to the level I was at when I got injured. I am close to the goal I set for myself this year.
I really had a good time in Saguenay. The atmosphere was extraordinary. We were able to explore the city a bit by looking for restaurants. The food is very good. The people and the organizers were very nice.
Saguenay will always have a special place in my heart.
Photos from the win
(Credits to our contact Valerie Simard)