Not enough competition in tennis, says Amritha
Sep 13, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
She speaks softly, with a drawl that is typical of her convent education. But on court she is a player as powerful as a dynamo. Her idol being Serena Williams, Amritha’s game of tennis is getting just there.
Eighteen year old Amritha is ranked Sri Lanka’s number one tennis player as she won her triple crown at the recently held Tennis Nationals. Amritha beat Kemalie Herath in the women’s final in straight sets. And then Amritha with partner Shalini de Silva won the womens doubles crown. Her crowning glory was when with partner Rajiv Rajapakse, she managed to win the mixed doubles, dismissing number one men’s player Harshana Godamanne and his partner Shalini de Silva in straight sets.