Asian tennis players have had some considerable amount of success recently in tennis, in men’s and women’s tennis. Kei Nishikori was the first Asian to have ever reached a Grand Slam final. Sania Mirza made history for her country as she won the WTA Tour Finals with Cara Black in Women’s doubles. Asia is yet to produce a grand slam champion. But it looks like the time may be nearing for that to happen. Here is a list of the top 5 Asian Tennis Players.Note : Retired players have not been taken into consideration
#5 Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza is one of Asia’s best, and India’s best women’s tennis player. She has recently had a lot of success in Women’s doubles as well as mixed doubles.
Sania started off as a singles player and had a decent run. She won one WTA title in the form of the Hyderabad Open, and her best result at a Grand Slam was reaching the U.S Open 4th round in 2005. She broke into the top 30 in 2006 and she was the first Indian woman to ever do so.
She was faced with a lot of injuries in 2008-09 which made her shift to doubles. People started writing her off and said she would never get any success. But she proved them wrong as she has had significant success in doubles and mixed doubles, winning 3 Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, and recently winning the WTA Tour Finals with her partner Cara Black in Singapore. She is yet to win a Grand Slam in women’s doubles. But she has come close, reaching the finals of the French Open and the semifinals of the other 3 slams.
She is currently ranked no. 3 in the world in doubles. She became the first Indian to win the tour ending championship earlier this month in Singapore.