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Shikha Uberoi : biography

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Shikha Uberoi ( born 5 April 1983, in Bombay) is an Indian-American professional tennis player. Her highest ranking is 122nd in the world in singles, which she achieved on August 29, 2005.

Career summary

She turned pro in August 2003. Though she has not won any WTA Tour event till date, Uberoi has three ITF Women's Circuit singles titles to her name- one in Harrisonburg in 2003 and two in Fort Worth and Edmond in 2004.

At the 2004 US Open, Uberoi became the second ever Indian female player in the modern era to feature and win a round at a main draw Grand Slam Tournament, defeating Japan's Saori Obata. (The first was Nirupama Vaidyanathan at the 1998 Australian Open.)

In 2005, Shikha reached 2 WTA doubles finals partnering sister Neha, one in Kolkata and one in Guangzhou.

In 2006, Uberoi represented India at the 2006 Asian Games where she defeated Linda Ahmad of Bahrain in Round 1, but retired in the second round to Zheng Jie of China.

In 2007, Shikha was the finalist in Auckland, partnering Su-Wei Hsieh.

Career statistics

WTA Tour Finals

Doubles (0-3)

Winner — Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments 
WTA Tour Championships 
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Tier II / Premier 
Tier III, IV & V / International
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. September 25, 2005}} Kolkata, India Hard IND}} Neha Uberoi Elena Likhovtseva Anastasia Myskina}} 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. October 2, 2005 Guangzhou, China}} Hard Neha Uberoi}} Maria Elena Camerin Emmanuelle Gagliardi}} 7–6(7–5), 6–3}}
Runner-up 3. January 7, 2007 Auckland, New Zealand}} Hard Hsieh Su-wei}} SVK}} Janette Husárová Paola Suárez 6–0, 6–2

ITF Circuit Finals

Singles (3-0)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. August 3, 2003 Harrisonburg, VA, United States Hard IND}} Meghha Vakaria 6-1, 6-1
Winner 2. June 20, 2004 Fort Worth, TX, United States Hard IND}} Neha Uberoi 6-1, 6-2
Winner 3. June 27, 2004 Edmond, OK, United States Hard USA}} Anne Mall 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (2-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. June 20, 2004 Fort Worth, TX, United States Hard IND}} Neha Uberoi USA}} Vania King Anne Mall 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
Runner-up 2. June 21, 2008 Houston, TX, United States Hard USA}} Kim-Anh Nguyen USA}} Catrina Thompson Christian Thompson 6-3, 7-5
Winner 3. June 14, 2009 El Paso, TX, United States Hard USA}} Christina Fusano BRA}} Maria-Fernanda Alves Tetiana Luzhanska 6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 4. June 26, 2011 Cleveland, OH, United States Clay NZL}} Dianne Hollands USA}} Brooke Austin Brooke Bolender 7-6(2), 6-3
Winner 5. July 3, 2011 Buffalo, NY, United States Clay NZL}} Dianne Hollands POL}} Paulina Bigos Brittany Wowchuk 7-5, 6-4

Personal life

Shikha was born to father Mahesh (who was a table-tennis player for India) and mother Madhu in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She has one older sister (Diya) and three younger sisters (Neha, Nikita and Nimita). Neha is also a pro-player.

She spent time working on the game as a youth at and also at Bollettieri and .

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