India’s Ankita & Karman win Women’s Doubles title at Taipei Open


India’s Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi, playing together for the first time, won doubles title at the Taipei Open. It is a tournament for female professional tennis players played on indoor carpet courts.

  • In the final match, they defeated Russian pair of Olga Doroshina and Natela Dzalamidze 6-3, 5-7, 12-12 score.
  • The champions collected $5,500 in prize money and earned 160 points, which is expected to push both within 200 of WTA world rankings.
  • In the semi-finals, they had defeated third seeds Misaki Doi and Danka Kovinic by 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-8 score.
  • This win marks the first WTA title for an Indian since Sania Mirza became a success on WTA Tour and Grand Slam stage.
  • It is currently classified as a WTA 125K tournament.
  • It is being held annually in November in Taipei City, Taiwan.
  • In 2012, it was upgraded from a $100,000 ITF tournament to a WTA Challenger tournament.