Mahak of Indore wins Wimbeldon Under-14 title

  • Shruti Tomar, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 16, 2015 21:32 IST
Mahak Jain won HSBC Road to Wimbledon 2015 for girls under-14 beating Hampshire's Esther Adeshina in the summit clash.

MP girl Mahak Jain created history by winning the title of the "Road to Wimbledon 2015" for under-14 girls. Mahak defeated Hampshire's Esther Adeshina to lift the title.

Mahak Jain is being trained at Sajid Lodi Tennis Academy, Indore under Sajid Lodi.

"Mahak has the potential to bring glory to the country. She is the first girl from India who bagged this title. Being a vegetarian, she has great energy and it reflects in her game," said Lodi while talking to HT over phone.

Lodi said, "Forehand is Mahak's strength. It was her first tournament on grass court but she adapted fast and displayed fabulous tennis that entertained spectators throughout the tournament. In the finals, Adeshina gave her tough competition but Mahak stuck to her strengths to secure the prestigious victory."

"After the match, Mahak told me over phone that it was a much tougher contest but she managed to play according to her game plan," he added.

Daughter of a chemical engineer, Mahak belongs to Mumbai but her family had shifted to Indore a few years ago.

"Mahak's father has an important role in her success" said Lodi.

He further said, "Mahak is a role model for all the tennis players of MP, who feel that MP has no facility for tennis. Now, our next target is to win the title of Wimbledon under-18. Mahak has four years and I am sure that she will get the title."

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