Nirupama Vaidyanathan

Residence: Sarasota, Florida

Birthdate: 8th December 1976 Birthplace: Coimbatore, India

Height: 5'-7" Weight: 60 kg. Plays: Right handed. Status: Pro

Achievements - Career high WTA ranking is 134 in singles and 129 in doubles in early 97 (did not even have a ranking in May '95 !). First round win over Gloria Pizzichini at the 1998 Australian Open. Best performances include wins over Sabine Hack, Petra Schwartz, Wiltrud Probst, Zilke Meier, Laura Golarsa, Maria Antonio Sanchez, Maggie Maleeva (all of whom had been in the top 40 at least once in their careers). Also beaten Janet Lee (thrice), Sylvia Plischke, Amelie Cocheteux.

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For India

Been the No. 1 player of India in Fed cup for the past 5 years. India has qualified to play in the Group 1 qualifying in the Asian zone to be held next year. Won all 4 gold medals at the South Asian Federation games 1995 in the team event, individual singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. Been a member of World Youth Cup as a junior representing India in 1991 and '92. Won bronze medal in Mixed doubles at the Asian Games XIII, Bangkok, Dec '98 (with Mahesh Bhupathi).

As A Junior

Best ranking has been 35 in singles and 26 in doubles. Won ITF girls singles titles in Thailand '93, India '93, Bangladesh '93 and Sri Lanka '93. Member of ITF Asian squad touring Europe in 1994.

Personal

Started tennis at the age of 6, coached by father Vaidyanathan, lawyer by profession. Father was a first class cricketer of repute. Belongs to a sporting family of pedigree tennis players of international fame. Currently living and training in Sarasota, Florida. Enjoys music, reading, and any outdoor sport.


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