India’s top-ranked female tennis player Ankita Raina will partner up with the Indian tennis legend and multiple winners of Grand Slam’s doubles at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Post confirmation that she was part of the Tokyo Olympics team she made a statement with a post on Instagram through social media.
“With great honor and pride, I inform you that I have been selected to represent India at the Olympics in the women’s doubles category, partnering Sania Mirza. The effort and hard work put in all these years have been fruitful with your invaluable support and encouragement! I take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to ONGC corporation. I will do my best to make India proud.”
While this might be Ankita Raina’s first Olympics but it is the fourth Olympics for veteran Sania Mirza, the first one being Sunitha Rao in the Beijing Olympics, Rushmi Chakravarthi in the London Olympics and Prathana Thambore in the Rio Olympics.
However, the Ankita-Saina duo does have some experience playing together in the Fed Cup (Billie Jean King Cup).
The duo already has qualified for the upcoming Olympics held in Tokyo, while Ankita Raina might get qualified for the women’s Tennis singles in the upcoming Olympics as a wild card entry as she won the bronze medal in the Asian Games.