India’s First In Tennis

  • Grand Slam title: Mahesh Bhupathi (partnering with Japanese Rika Hiraki) in the mixed doubles category of the 1997 French Open
  • Woman to win a match in a Grand Slam event: Nirupama Vaidyanathan beat Italian Gloria Pizzichini in the first round of the 1998 Australian Open
  • Woman to reach 4th round (highest as of 2009) of a Grand Slam singles event: Sania Mirza in the singles category of the 2005 US Open
  • Woman to win a Grand Slam title: Sania Mirza (partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi) in the mixed doubles category of the 2009 Australian Open
  • Grand Slam junior title: Ramanathan Krishnan in the singles category of the 1954 Wimbledon Championship
  • Grand Slam junior title by a woman: Sania Mirza (partnering with Russian Alisa Kleybanova) in the doubles category of the 2003 Wimbledon Championships
  • Yuki Bhambri became the first Indian to win the singles in the Junior Australian Open, when he defeated the Greek Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas in the final 6–3, 6–1 in the finals in 2009.
  • Sania Mirza became the first Indian to reach No. 1 doubles WTA ranking.