After detour, Ankita Raina takes the right turn

Written by Shivani Naik
| Mumbai |
Published: February 15, 2018 1:26 am

A foodie, Ankita Raina has shed her calorific intemperance to improve her fitness. (Express photo by Kevin D’Souza)

The delicately delicious onion-tomato orgy on mutton for the Rogan Josh, was the biggest sacrifice Ankita Raina remembers making at the altar of tennis success. Olive oil drizzled salads and the bland pasta staple replaced the waft of a wonder memory of that Kashmiri kernel.

Ankita’s journey will continue from a strong showing at the Fed Cup in Delhi to the next port of call as she tries to better her ranking beyond 222—the highest she reached around the time the last Fed Cup was played in India at Hyderabad in 2015. India’s No 1 takes flights mostly now, but recalled the train journey she undertook alone in 2012 as a 19-year-old finding her…

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