ITF women’s tennis -Karman Kaur Thandi lifts trophy

ITF women’s tennis -Karman Kaur Thandi lifts trophy

India’s Karman Kaur Thandi claimed the crown at the final of the ITF women’s 25K Tournament at the Tennis Project in Baliawas on Sunday, beating World no.3 junior Belgium’s Sofia Costoulas 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 in a majestic clash that lasted three hours.

In the first set, Karman showed grit and determination as she bounced back from 2-4 down and moved on to win four games in a row to take the set at 6-4. Sofia, who reached the singles final at the Australian Open 2022, attacked well and leveled the match, winning the second set 2-6.

Karman was most powerful in the third set, destroying her rival’s serve in the fourth game to make it 3-1 and finished the match by winning three straight games. This win makes it the 24-year-old Kaur’s second career ITF singles title after the first one in Hong Kong in 2018.

After the victory, she said, “It’s a special feeling to win this tournament, especially this being just my third one after returning from injury. After the final point, my mind immediately flashed back to the roller-coaster ride we had over the last few months. I would like to thank everyone who supported me — Adi (Aditya Sachdeva) sir, my physio Diksha, my family, my entire team, and especially RoundGlass for putting their trust in me and giving me this opportunity.”