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Ankita Raina becomes fifth Indian woman to feature in Grand Slam

Tennis player Ankita Raina has became only the fifth Indian woman in the Open era to secure a place in the main draw of a Grand Slam.

Nirupama Mankad (1971), Nirupama Vaidyanathan (1998), Sania Mirza and Indian-American Shikha Uberoi (2004) have competed in the Grand Slam main draws for the country.

Ankita is also only the second Indian after Sania, a six-time Grand Slam champion, to compete in the women’s doubles of a tennis major.

 

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