Odisha’s Shilpi Swarupa Das created history by becoming the first Odia girl to win any All India Tennis Title in the women’s tennis category.
She took the AITA Men’s & Women’s 50K Tournament doubles title at Patna by partnering Sara Yadav of Madhya Pradesh.
The duo defeated Aditi Shreya (Bihar) and partner Shruti Gupta (West Bengal) by 6-4, 6-2. However, in the women’s singles event, Shilpi Swarupa Das lost to Shruti by 6-3, 6-2.
Current singles rank of Shilpi in India is 74 and in doubles, her rank is 76 and she is currently the No 1 Women’s player of the State.
After addition of the eight points from this Patna tournament, her ranking is expected to reach to the top 50 in the doubles category.
Best of luck to Shilpi Swarupa Das for her future tournaments!