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Manisha Malhotra

Manisha Malhotra
मनीषा मल्होत्रा
Country  India
Residence Mumbai, India
Born (1976-09-19) 19 September 1976
Mumbai, India
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2004
Plays Right-handed, two-handed backhand
Prize money US$ 52,259
Career record 136 - 92
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 314 (21 April 2003)
Career record 93 - 67
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 149 (08 April 2002)
Olympic Games 1R (2000)
Last updated on: 17 September 2011.
Manisha Malhotra
Medal record
Asian Games
Silver 2002 Busan Mixed Doubles

Manisha Malhotra (Hindi: मनीषा मल्होत्रा Manīṣā Maľhōtrā; born 19 September 1976, in Mumbai) is a retired professional tennis player from India.


Her career high in Singles is 314, achieved on 21 April 2003. In Doubles she has reached 149 on 08 April 2002.

Malhotra has won five singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career.

Playing for India at the Fed Cup, Malhotra has a win–loss record of 17–15.

Malhotra represented India at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in Women's Doubles partnering Nirupama Vaidyanathan, but lost in the first round to Jelena Dokić and Rennae Stubbs.

Malhotra had her most successful career in 2002, where she was the runner-up and won the Silver Medal at the Busan Asian Games, partnering Mahesh Bhupathi.

Malhotra took part in the 2003 Hyderabad Open but lost in the first round.

Malhotra retired from tennis 2004.

Career statistics

Singles Finals: 9 (5-4)

$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
Runner-up 1. 8 August 1998 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Eleni Daniilidou 6-7(5), 3-6
Runner-up 2. 30 May 1999 El Paso, United States Hard Sara Walker 3-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 8 August 1999 Harrisonburg, United States Hard Michelle Dasso 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 26 September 1999 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard Nicola Payne 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 5. 3 October 1999 Glasgow, United Kingdom Carpet Gréta Arn Walkover
Winner 6. 23 July 2000 Baltimore, United States Hard Rika Fujiwara 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-2
Runner-up 7. 3 September 2000 Jaipur, India Grass Monique Adamczak 2-6, 6-2, 3-6
Winner 8. 10 September 2000 Delhi, India Hard Veronika Raimřová 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Winner 9. 13 April 2003 Mumbai, India Hard Akgul Amanmuradova 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(10)

Doubles Finals: 15 (7-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 30 May 1999 El Paso, United States Hard Julie Thu Kim Grant
Sara Walker
6-2 6-4
Runner-up 2. 3 October 1999 Glasgow, United Kingdom Carpet Gréta Arn Elizabeth Jelfs
Karen Nugent
Winner 3. 20 December 1999 Lucknow, India Grass Ka-Po Tong Maša Vesenjak
Urška Vesenjak
6-3, 5-7, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 27 December 1999 Chandigarh, India Grass Katarina Misic Maša Vesenjak
Urška Vesenjak
3-6, 7-6(5), 0-6
Runner-up 5. 16 April 2000 Mumbai, India Hard Satomi Kinjo Rushmi Chakravarthi
Sai-Jayalakshmy Jayaram
4-6, 6-4, 1-2 Ret
Winner 6. 28 May 2000 El Paso, United States Hard Leanne Baker Kaysie Smashey
Varalee Sureephong
6-2, 7-6(5)
Runner-up 7. 4 June 2000 San Antonio, United States Hard Leanne Baker Melanie Clayton
Emma Gott
6-3, 6-7(5), 5-7
Winner 8. 11 June 2000 Hilton Head Island, United States Hard Wendy Fix Milagros Sequera
Gabriela Voleková
6-4, 7-6(3)
Runner-up 9. 20 August 2000 London, United Kingdom Hard Susi Bensch Natalie Grandin
Nicole Rencken
2-6, 7-5, 6-7(6)
Runner-up 10. 05 March 2001 Warrnambool, Australia Grass Nadia Johnston Simona Arghire
Remi Uda
3-6 3-6
Winner 11. 22 April 2001 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Nirupama Vaidyanathan Leanne Baker
Shelley Stephens
6-3, 7-5
Winner 12. 17 June 2001 Marsielle, France Clay Leanne Baker Caroline Dhenin
Maja Palaveršić
7-6(5), 6-2
Winner 13. 1 July 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay Leanne Baker Daniela Klemenschits
Sandra Klemenschits
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 14. 3 December 2001 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard Jeon Mi-ra Ivana Abramović
Kim Jin-hee
1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 15. 21 July 2002 Valladolid, Spain Hard Leanne Baker Elena Baltacha
Natacha Randriantefy
2-6, 3-6

Other finals

Mixed doubles

Outcome Date Tournament Location Partnered Opponents Score
Silver Medal 11 October 2002 2002 Asian Games Busan, South Korea Mahesh Bhupathi Janet Lee
Lu Yen-hsun
6-4, 3-6, 7-9


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