(Last Updated on : 18/02/2015)
Rushmi Chakravarthi is a national level Indian female tennis player
who played in the professional series. She is the only female tennis player in India who bagged 45 ITF Women's Circuit titles.
Early Life of Rushmi Chakravarthi
Rushmi Chakravarthi was born on 9th October in the year 1977 in Hyderabad
, which is now the capital of Andhra Pradesh
. After her schooling in Good Shepherd, Chennai
, Rushmi Chakravarthi completed her graduation in commerce from the Ethiraj College.
Career of Rushmi Chakravarthi
Rushmi Chakravarthi turned into a professional level female tennis player after playing in the first round of the WTA Tour Sunfeast Open Tournament held at Kolkata
in September 2005. Rushmi Chakravarthi is predominantly an ITF Circuit player who earned fame at that time in domestic level and national level.
Later Career of Rushmi Chakravarthi
In the later career of Rushmi Chakravarthi, she played on the WTA Tour on two occasions, at the Sunfeast Open in 2005 and 2006, losing in round one both times. The biggest career highlight of Rushmi Chakravarthi was winning four medals, out of which two were Gold at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games. Rushmi Chakravarthi has represented India at the Asian Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Rushmi Chakravarthi lost in the qualifying of the 2010 Malaysian Open Tennis Championships. This was her only performance in a WTA tournament outside India.
Rushmi Chakravarthi in 2010 Commonwealth Games
Rushmi Chakravarthi has also competed in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
, where she progressed to the quarterfinals by beating English Katie O'Brien, and won the doubles bronze medal with Sania Mirza
. Rushmi Chakravarthi partnered with compatriot Poojashree Venkatesha to win the ITF event in Muzaffarnagar
Awards Received by Rushmi Chakravarthi
Rushmi Chakravarthi was awarded a wildcard entry to 2012 London Olympics in London along with Sania Mirza for playing in Women's Doubles. The pair was beaten in a tight three-setter to Taiwanese pair of Su-Wei Hsieh and Chia-Jung Chuang in round one. Rushmi Chakravarthi is a one and only professional tennis player from India who has won a record 45 ITF Women's Circuit titles, the highest number set by an Indian female player in the contemporary time.