N Sikki Reddy is a left Handed Indian Professional Badminton Player whose expertise lies in Doubles and Mixed Doubles. She represents Ahmedabad Smash Masters in PBL.
Sikki Reddy was born in Guntur, Telangana on 18th August 1993. She did her higher education in Commerce and Business Administration from St Ann's College of Women in Hyderabad. She is being considered presently as the best Doubles player of India.
Start Of Badminton Career:
N Sikki Reddy was a sports enthusiast since childhood and use to play different sports every summer. However in 2002, when she was nine badminton caught her eye. Her father along with a paternal uncle enrolled her to a summer badminton camp and, this is where she excelled. She won the summer tournament and on the insistence of her coaches started regular practice. She caught the eye of many pundits and soon made a name for herself in the badminton circuit.
After gaining a lot of praise from all over the country, she made her Single's Debut in 2008 as a 15-year-old in the Indian Grand Prix Gold. Though, she got eliminated in the first round itself and flashes of greatness were observed in her game.The first half of 2009 proved to be a good start for her career. He made her doubles debut and reached the quarterfinal of both singles and doubles event of the renowned Syed modi Indian Grand Prix held in Lucknow, India.
She also won her first singles tournament in Smiling Fish International series championship also reaching the finals of the same tournament in the doubles category.
When she was gaining some momentum in her in 2009 and seemed set for greatness, destiny had some other plans for her. After a good year, she injured herself in November 2009. Sikki Reddy tore a ligament in her knee which resulted in a 13-month layoff. Also, the injury made sure that she would not be able to play singles again as the doctors advised her to play just the doubles.
She made her international comeback at the same stage where she first shone. Syed Modi Memorial in 2011, and again was eliminated in quarterfinals. The same year in the Bahrain International Challenge tournament she reached the finals and announced her comeback in style.
Rise to Glory:
After a few minor successes, her first taste of a big victory came in 2013 when she along with her doubles partner Pradnya Gadre defeated the premium Indian Doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the finals to grab the Tata Open India International Challenge of 2013.
The year 2014 also saw her winning two major tournaments. She went one step ahead next year, winning a total of five titles in 2015. Reddy partnered with Pranav Jerry Chopra for the mixed doubles, and this partnership proved beneficial as they won two major tournaments in 2016 and also won the Gold medal for India in South Asian Federation games or Saf games. Her performance in the commonwealth games also garnered a lot of appreciation from all around the World.He won the Gold in the mixed team events along with gaining the bronze medal along with Ashwini Ponnappa in the Women’s double.
Present Form and the Future ahead:
N Sikki Reddy talent was never in doubt. However the one thing missing from her game was consistency which she seems to have found now. With the new found consistency and the abundance of talent she possesses sky in the limit for her. She has also mentioned in many interviews that her dream is to play for India in olympics. Well, it can be safely said now that she might even do one better now and might even win a medal for Team India in the Olympics.