Gritty Sarah Pang earns WTA ranking

34-year-old Sarah Pang rose to the 1232 spot on the Women's Tennis Association single rankings released on Aug 5. She is the eighth Singaporean to do so.
Getting a WTA ranking allows Sarah Pang to plan her tournament schedule and save on costs for flights and accommodation. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Getting a WTA ranking allows Sarah Pang to plan her tournament schedule and save on costs for flights and accommodation. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Tennis pro takes another step in her uphill journey to fulfil dream of playing in a Slam

At the age of 34, when many professional tennis players have already hung up their rackets, Sarah Pang is taking a baby step towards her dream of playing in a Grand Slam.

On Aug 5, Pang finally broke into the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings after more than four years of training and touring, becoming only the eighth Singaporean woman to do so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 12, 2019, with the headline 'Gritty Pang earns WTA ranking'. Print Edition | Subscribe