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Ankita Raina won NECC International Tennis Association Singles title

Dec 29, 2014 18:33 IST

Ankita Raina on 29 December 2014 won the International Tennis Association (ITF) singles title of the World Tennis Association circuit held in Pune. This was her first maiden 25000 US dollars ITF singles title.

Ankita defeated Katy Dunne of British 6-2, 6-2 in the final to win the title. With this, she also became the first Indian to clinch the title in the NECC-ITF women's tournament after 14 years.

Radhika Tulpule was the first Indian to won the NECC-ITF title in the inaugural year of the tournament in 2001.

The NECC ITF International Women's Tournament is a tennis tournament on the ITF Women's Circuit, under the tier of the WTA Tour, played on outdoor hard-courts. It is held annually since 2001 in Pune, India.

The prize money of the tournament was 10000 US dollars during 2001–2006 but it was upgraded to 25000 US dollars in 2007-2008. Since 2010, the prize money has been 25000 US dollars though it was upgraded to 50000 US dollars for a year in 2009.

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