Shikha Devi Uberoi

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Shikha Devi Uberoi

Born:5 April 1983

  • She is a former Indian-American professional tennis player and a former Indian No. 1.
  • After Nirupama Sanjeev, she is the second Indian female player in history to crack the top 200 WTA rankings.
  • She turned pro in August 2003.
  • Though she has not won any WTA Tour event till date, Uberoi has three ITF Women’s Circuit singles titles to her name- one in Harrisonburg in 2003 and two in Fort Worth and Edmond in 2004.
  • At the 2004 US Open, she became the second ever Indian female player in the modern era to feature and win a round at a main draw Grand Slam Tournament, defeating Japan’s Saori Obata.
  • In 2005, She reached 2 WTA doubles finals partnering sister Neha, one in Kolkata and one in Guangzhou.
  • In 2006, she represented India at the 2006 Asian Games where she defeated Linda Ahmad of Bahrain in Round 1, but retired in the second round to Zheng Jie of China.
  • In 2007, She was the finalist in Auckland, partnering Su-Wei Hsieh.
  • She was also the India Fed Cup Team leader.

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