Top Indian tennis participant Ankita Raina gained her third doubles title of the pandemic-hit 2020 season, clinching the Al Habtoor problem with Ekaterine Gorgodze. The unseeded Indo-Georgian pair gained 6-Four 3-6 10-6 towards Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov from Spain and Slovakian Kaja Juvan within the remaining of the USD 100,000 exhausting courtroom occasion on Saturday.Ankita stated success on the singles circuit is unparalleled however a deep run in doubles draw will not be with out significance.
”The doubles has at all times helped me in singles. Playing properly in doubles has at all times been adopted by good run in singles in my profession. You get to observe with good gamers, get to play and may work out just a few issues in matches,” Ankita instructed PTI.
It was the fourth doubles remaining of the season for Ankita however the largest trophy of the calender since her earlier two titles have been on the USD 25,000 degree.In February this 12 months, Ankita had made three finals, profitable back-to-back titles in Nonthaburi (Thailand) with Bibiane Schoofs and ending runners-up in Jodhpur with compatriot Snehal Mane.The 27-year-old stated returning to the circuit after an extended break too was relieving.
”It’s actually good that I’m able to journey once more. I used to be doing a bit of coaching, each bodily and psychological at residence and it was totally different coming again to tour. Europe had already opened up and their gamers already had two months of match sharpness behind them.
“Most of the matches were on clay at that time and I had never played so many back-to-back clay court matches. It was a good learning curve.”During the final three months, Ankita additionally bought publicity of taking part in on the US circuit.
”I’ve largely performed on exhausting courts and this time I bought to play lots within the US. Thankfully I had my coach Hemant Bendre’s buddy Shirish Deshpande to assist me out. He has been there for lengthy as a coach.
“It was good to have someone watching your matches and giving feedback.”