Shruti Ahlawat is 15 years of age and has performed solely seven ITF junior tournaments to emerge because the No. 1 junior lady within the nation.
From being seen as one with “a heavy body structure” and injury-prone, the bespectacled Shruti has labored remarkably on her health and weight loss program to develop into athletic and robust.
Coach Pundreek Chaturvedi, who has been coaching Shruti for the final yr and a half, is understandably happy with the outcomes, and the potential of his ward.
“Shruti is dong an amazing job. In seven international junior tournaments, she won four titles and was runner-up in one. In doubles she was runner-up thrice. Am excited about her performance and progress,” Pundreek stated.
Even because the 241st-ranked Shruti aspires to compete internationally and enhance her world rank, a number of work is being achieved on her sport to arrange her for the grind within the increased echelons of the sport.
“We have been working on increasing the pace of her strokes and variation in her game. We are also working a lot on her serve,” noticed the coach.
“Shruti was very sensitive and could not digest her losses. It took a lot of time to make her realise that in order to become a better player, you have to be prepared to lose. At the higher level, the chances of losing are more.
“Now, she fights from difficult situations to win matches. Over time, her personality has been moulded and mindset has been tuned to help her compete in bigger tournaments,” stated Pundreek.
The coach feels that with monetary assist from the federal government and the company sector, Shruti ought to have the ability to play about 25 weeks of tournaments within the US and Europe aside from Asia, within the coming season, in order to be able to make an influence within the junior Grand Slams.