NEW DELHI, April 28: Tennis player Anikta Raina, who has displayed good form this season both in the Fed Cup and the professional circuit, was today included in the government�s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
�Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours, Ankita! Hope you continue making the nation proud. Many congratulations @ankita_champ ! #TOPSAthlete #SAI,� the Sports Authority of India wrote on its Twitter handle.
Ankita recently broke into the top-200, reaching a career-best 197 in the WTA rankings released earlier this month.
She also became only the third Indian to breach the top-200 mark in women�s singles, jumping 15 places to reach 197.
The 25-year-old Ankita, who trains with Hemant Bendrey when she is in the country, is the first player to achieve the feat since Sania Mirza. � PTI