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Model or tennis star? Who is this PYT?

By NORMA ASTRID GODINHO
February 05, 2021 09:12 IST
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Kamran Kaur Thandi is one of India's top tennis players

IMAGE: Karman Kaur Thandi is one of India's top tennis players. Photographs: Kind courtesy Karman Kaur Thandi/Facebook

Karman Kaur Thandi is a name that will ring a bell for tennis aficionados.

The 22 year old has represented India at the Federation Cup and the Asian Games.

Rated as a promising talent by Sania Mirza, Karman is just the sixth Indian woman to have cracked the top 200 in WTA, reaching a ranking of 196 in November 2018.

Karman Kaur Thandi 

She won her first WTA doubles title at the 2018 WTA Taipei OEC Open, with compatriot Ankita Raina.

Backed by the Virat Kohli Foundation, Kamran made her Grand Slam debut at the 2019 Australian Open, but lost in the qualifiers.

Ranked 629, the got back to the tennis court in January after a nine-month hiatus following an injury last March.

Karman Kaur Thandi

At 6 ft tall, Karman is highly rated for her big forehand and a strong serve, but one look at her social media handles and you'd like to believe that modelling is a career choice she can make once she hangs up her tennis racquet.

Kamran Kaur Thandi

Always dressed impeccably, Karman's love affair with the camera is evident as one scrolls past her social media handles.

Karman Kaur Thandi

Whatever, the occasion, the youngster just *HAS* to drop her latest pictures on social media.

Beautiful, photogenic and an athletic body -- the perfect blend for the perfect model.

Karman Kaur Thandi

Karman Kaur Thandi

Karman Kaur Thandi

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