Fed Cup: Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina and Co in state of disbelief after 'surreal' 2-1 win over Indonesia and qualification for playoffs
The India Fed Cup team created history on Saturday night by progressing to the playoffs for the first time ever with Ankita Raina leading the side to a 2-1 win over Indonesia in Dubai
Fed Cup: India ready to challenge for playoff spot with in-form Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza in side
Ankita Raina's red-hot form and Sania Mirza's assuring presence will give India a much better shot at the playoffs place when the six-team Fed Cup competition begins from Tuesday.
Sania Mirza last played Fed Cup in 2016 and has been out of action since October 2017 as she took a two-year break to start a family.
Fed Cup sheds tennis' elitist tag to combine vociferous supporters, cheerful atmosphere with star names and quality tennis
The Fed Cup truly does offer something for everyone: for fans, the chance to enjoy tennis outside a staid, sanitised environment and enjoy themselves as they may not be able to on another stage
Fed Cup: Ankita Raina comes to India's rescue with twin victories in opener against lower-ranked Thailand
After the win, Ankita Raina said: "I know my opponent was tricky. I have beaten her and lost to her as well. More than my opponent I had to fight mentally the cold which I don't like, and I am really happy I have passed my own test."
Fed Cup 2019: India coach Ankita Bhambri believes good service games on indoor courts will be key against higher-ranked players
India coach Ankita Bhambri reckons a good serve will be the key on indoor courts when Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi fight it out with higher-ranked players.
Fed Cup 2019: India relying on Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi to deliver against favourites Kazakhstan in World Group II tie
India's top singles players Ankita Raina and Karman Kaur Thandi will have to punch above their weight against Kazakhstan in Fed Cup World Group II tie.
Indian tennis stars Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina climb to career-best rankings in latest update
Gunneswaran will spearhead India's challenge in the Davis Cup World Group Qualifiers against Italy in Kolkata this week while Ankita will lead country's challenge in Fed Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan
Australian Open 2019: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses opening round clash to America's Frances Tiafoe; Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi crash out
Tiafoe defeated Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-6 (9-7) 6-3 6-3 to set up a second-round clash with big South African Kevin Anderson.
Australian Open 2019: Ramkumar Ramanathan, Ankita Raina through to second round of qualifiers; Karman Kaur Thandi bows out
Seeded 21st, Ramkumar Ramanathan knocked out Spain's Sergio Guiterrez-Ferrol in his men's singles opening round.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina lead Indian tennis' charge in a year when singles players had more headlining acts
The 2018 season was another testing ground for Indian singles players like Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina. But now that they have tasted success, there's hope for an even better show next year.
L&T Mumbai Open: Pranjala Yadlapalli ousted after coming within two points of memorable win over Luksika Kumkhum
Despite losing after coming within two points of a well-deserved victory, Pranjala Yadlapalli can take heart from the manner in which she faced a player of Luksika Kumkhum's calibre.
L&T Mumbai Open: India's Karman Kaur Thandi loses in straight sets to top seed Saisai Zheng of China
India No 2 Karman Kaur Thandi made a tame exit from the L&T Mumbai Open as she lost in straight sets to top-seeded Chinese Saisai Zheng in the singles first round at the Cricket Club of India courts on Wednesday.
Mumbai Open's main draw to start from Tuesday to avoid clash with India-West Indies ODI at Brabourne Stadium
The area of concern for the Mumbai Open organisers seems to have been the fact that the players' lounge is right next to a part of the Brabourne Stadium's east stand.
Mumbai Open: Indian No 3 Pranjala Yadlapalli qualifies for first WTA event after beating Oksana Kalashnikova in straight sets
Indian number 3 Pranjala Yadlapalli beat Georgian opponent Oksana Kalashnikova 6-4. 6-3 in just above an hour to qualify for her first ever WTA event in the Mumbai Open
Asian Games 2018: Ramkumar Ramanthan biggest disappointment, says coach Zeeshan Ali after team missed medal target
India won five medals including a mixed doubles gold at Incheon four years ago. At the Jakabaring Tennis Center, medals came from men's doubles, men's singles and women's singles.
Asian Games 2018: India finalise Ramkumar Ramanathan-Sumit Nagal as men's doubles pair after Leander Paes' withdrawal
Ramkumar Ramanathan, who will be playing singles alongside Prajnesh Gunneswaran, will form the second men's doubles pairing with Sumit Nagal, who arrived only late last night.
Asian Games 2018: Leander Paes' withdrawal from mega event huge blow to India's medal chances, says team coach Zeeshan Ali
Having said that, Leander Paes needed to be here irrespective of whoever he was going to play with as he volunteered to represent the country," Zeeshan said.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 7: Predictions for India-England Tests, Indians at BWF Championships and more on our daily sports podcast
India's upcoming Test series against England, the Indian challenge at the BWF World Championships as well as young Karman Kaur Thandi's feat — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
Karman Kaur Thandi becomes sixth Indian woman tennis player to break into top-200 in singles tennis rankings
Karman has been in good form in the past few weeks, winning her first ITF singles title in Hong Kong and making the semi-finals in two others.