Patna Girl wins International Tennis Tournament

Patna’s 17-year old girl Shilpi Jaiswal from Bihar has won the British Open Deaf Tennis Championship – a first by an Indian.

Shilpi Jaiswal won the under-18 championship title on Saturday at Nottingham, Britain. She defeated Sweden’s Fatima Tebibel in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in the final.She is the first Indian girl not only to win the title but also to participate in this championship.

“Shilpi was passionate about tennis since she was barely five-years-old despite her hearing problem and the non-existence of international standard facilities here,” said her coach Kunal Aikat.He added: “She is a girl with the potential to break records in the deaf category at international tournaments. She also won the All India Ranking Super Series at Delhi and Jamshedpur.

According to him, Shilpi not only excelled in the physically challenged category but she has competed with normal tennis players in a number of national and zonal tournaments.

She was ranked number one in the East Zone (juniors) and played for India at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) under-18 tournament for girls.Shilpi’s parents, Shishil and Preeti Jaiswal, were overjoyed by their daughter’s victory and celebrated her triumph with relatives and friends.

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2 Responses to Patna Girl wins International Tennis Tournament

  1. Pj August 16, 2006 at 11:01 am #

    Cheers for her:D

  2. Usha Jaiswal Allahabad June 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Congratulations shilpi! You really deserve this credit as you have worked incessantly for this position. Your passion and diligence will surely lead to the zenith of glory. Wish you all the very best for a bright and glorious future.

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