Karman Kaur Thandi came up with the upset of the opening day of the WTA 250 Chennai Open by beating eight seed Chloe Paquet 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the SDAT Stadium.
In a match riddled with unforced errors from both sides, the 24-year-old from New Delhi managed to keep her nerve towards the end to play the right shots and come out with the win over the world No 109 from France – the biggest win of the Indian’s career so far.
The result gave the world No 359 her first WTA tour main draw match win since she reached the second round at the Jiangxi, China, event in 2018.
This was also only the second main draw win by an Indian this year, after Yuki Bhambri reached the second round of the Pune Open earlier this year.
Stunning victory from the wildcard 🤩
— wta (@WTA) September 12, 2022
“This is a super special win for me, because I won in front of a home crowd and that too in Chennai, a city which loves its tennis, and beating a higher-ranked player is always special,” Thandi said to Sportstar.
“I spent the last four months playing on hard…