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Luksika claims biggest career title in Mumbai

Nov 05. 2018
Luksika Kumkhum during the trophy presentation.
Luksika Kumkhum during the trophy presentation.
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By The Nation

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Fifth seed Luksika Kumkhum won her first WTA 125K series on Sunday after she beat Irina Khromacheva of Russia in the Mumbai Open final.

 

The 25-year-old Thai, ranked 103rd in the world, used her attacking groundstrokes to beat the 165th ranked opponent 1-6 6-2 6-3  in one hour and 47 minutes.

With her biggest career win, Luksika will return to the top 100 this week and should reach higher than No 85 which was her previous career's highest.

Luksika is the second Thai player to win a title on a WTA tour after Tamarine Tanasugarn who won her maiden title in Hyderabad in 2003.

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