Tennis

Long before she became famous for her work as a Police Officer, Kiran Bedi née Peshawaria was hitting the headlines on the sports page for her achievements on the tennis court. Her father Prakash Peshawaria, an excellent tennis player himself, trained all his daughters to excel at the game. Kiran and her younger sister Reeta won many titles together. Anu, the youngest of the sisters, represented the country at Wimbledon, Asian Games, Universiad and won the National Championship thrice. She was ranked India's No. 1 for a number of years. 

These are a few of Kiran's personal landmarks on the tennis courts - 

Won the All-India intervarsity tennis title for three years running, with her
younger sister Reeta Peshawaria.

Won Junior National Lawn Tennis Championship held at Amritsar, Punjab in 1966.

Won Asian Lawn Tennis Championship held at Pune, Maharashtra in 1972.

 

Won All-India Hard Court Tennis Championship in 1974.

Won All India Interstate Women's Lawn Tennis Championship held at
New Delhi in 1975.

Won National Women's Lawn Tennis Championship at Chandigarh in
1976.

Won many Zonal and State lawn tennis championships all over the country from 1965 to 1978.

Represented India twice against Sri Lanka and won the Lionel Fonseka Memorial Trophy for the country.

Won the first-ever women's festival sports title for Delhi in 1976 bagging three gold and two silver medals with her younger sister Anu Peshawaria.
 

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