The writing on the wall is clear, Indian tennis finally has a new star and her name is Karman Kaur Thandi. She has registered her biggest single title in her tennis career by winning the W60 ITF event in Saguenay, Canada.
Karman did not have best of start to the game. But she managed to come from behind to defeat the local player by 2-1. She lost her first set 3-6, and then made a comeback to win back-to-back sets 6-4 & 6-3.
She defeated Canadian Katherine Sebov to win her second title for the year.
What made this win special was the fact that the two opponents were meeting in the same stage of the same tournament 4 years apart. Karman, who then was just 20 and ranked 308 lost to Sebov.
Karman Kaur Thandi wins her biggest career title in Canada
Her first title came earlier this year in W25 event in Gurugram. But this is the biggest title of her season and professional career.
Thandi started off the tournament with a thumping win over Robin Anderson of US. She defeated the American in straight sets by 6-4 and 6-2 to progress in the tournament.
In the semi final she was met with another fierce challenge in the form of Francesca Di Lorenzo. But she prevailed over her with straight set victory too.
This tournament win helped with the world Rankings as well. At the start of the tournament she was languishing in late 400s. But now she has jumped 200 spots and sits on 270th ranking.
This huge jump in WTA rankings also made her the number 1 Indian Women’s Tennis player as well.
This victory means a lot to her as well as her career which has been marred by injuries. But she will be happy to accumulate this victory in her long list of title victories to come in the future.