Who is Karman Kaur Thandi? India's No. 1 women's Tennis player - In Pics
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Karman Kaur Thandi (born 16 June 1998) is an Indian tennis player. Thandi has career-high WTA rankings of 196 in singles, as of 20 August 2018, and No. 180 in doubles, as of 14 January 2019.
Sixth Indian female tennis player
Thandi is the sixth Indian female tennis player to enter the top 200 of the WTA rankings, after the likes of Nirupama Sanjeev, Sania Mirza, Shikha Uberoi, Sunitha Rao, and Ankita Raina.
Four double titles
Thandi has won four doubles titles and one singles title on the ITF Circuit- the maiden singles title in $25k Hong Kong tournament on 23 June 2018, and the doubles titles in 2017 in Heraklion, and two in 2015 in Gulbarga. On the ITF Junior Circuit, Thandi had a career-high ranking of No. 32, achieved in January 2016. Additionally, she also made it to the semifinals in two other tournaments in China.
Virat Kohli connection
Since 2017, she has represented India in the Fed Cup, where she has accumulated a win–loss record of 3–6 in singles and of 2–1 in doubles. She is backed by the Virat Kohli Foundation and by Mahesh Bhupathi. Thandi participated in the 2018 Asian Games, with Divij Sharan in a mixed-doubles event. They defeated the Filipino pairing of Marian Jane Capadocia and Alberto Lim jr in their first match in the Games. But the pair was ousted in third round.
First Indian player to win a WTA
Thandi became the first Indian player to win a WTA Tour main-draw match (defeating Lu Jiajing at the 2018 Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open) since Sania Mirza's victory over Kristina Barrois at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open.