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Ankita given top billing in ITF event

Aurangabad: Ankita Raina, India's top woman tennis player, has been given the top billing in the USD 10,000 MSLTA ITF women's championships, organised and played at the EMMTC Tennis Centre at Garkheda here from tomorrow.
PTI January 06, 2014 10:08 IST
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Aurangabad: Ankita Raina, India's top woman tennis player, has been given the top billing in the USD 10,000 MSLTA ITF women's championships, organised and played at the EMMTC Tennis Centre at Garkheda here from tomorrow.

Maharashtra's Prarthana Thombare is seeded second behind Ankita, ranked 298th in the world.

According to Ankita, the ITF event being held in the very first week of this year is a boon for Indian as it would help them start the new year with points.

"I was 590 at beginning of 2013 and playing events like these helped me to rise faster," said Ankita who is to take on Malaysian qualifier Theiviya Selvarajoo in round one.
 
It took me around 10 months to get my first WTA point and this event will help younger players to get important points.