Suhana Saini and Yashaswini Ghorpade make history as world’s highest-ranked U-19 duo

According to the latest ITTF Table Tennis Youth Rankings, Suhana Saini and Yashaswini Ghorpade outperformed all other players to claim the top spot in the women’s doubles division. Previously, the U-19 women’s doubles team won the WTT Youth Star Contender Doha 2022 tournament.

To win the championship, they defeated the team from Romania 3-0 in two games. On top of that, the girls competed in the WTT Youth Contender in Cuenca in August. The winner of the U-19 women’s category and the winner against Suhana Saini in the semi-finals was Yashaswini Ghorpade. Although Suhana couldn’t win this U-19 competition, she triumphed in the U-17 final, earning her the third youth championship of the year.

The only Indian combination in the top 30 in the women’s doubles category is 16-year-old Suhana and 18-year-old Yashaswini. Suhana is ranked third in the world and Yashaswini is ranked fourth in the women’s doubles individual ranking. Yashaswini is ranked 7th in the girls singles category, while Suhana is ranked 11th. Yashaswini is also the highest ranked Indian player on the mixed doubles junior circuit. She is ranked fourth overall, along with Oscar Birriel of Puerto Rico.

The highest ranked Indian in the boys ranking is Payas Jain who is ranked 11th in singles.

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