Tennis players like Luksika Kumkhum do not come around often. Seen as easily one of the best players on the Asian circuit, the Thai tennis star is one of the most respected sporting professionals in her home country. She’s exceptionally talented and has become a symbol of what can be achieved despite not having massive national sporting lineage.
She has reached as high as 85th in the WTA career rankings, and could go further in the future. she has often been around the Top 100 mark, often falling just in or out of the coveted mark. She qualified for the Australian Open in 2018, marking a return to prominence after a quiet spell from 2014-2018.
Here, she got as far as the Third Round, impressing along the way and making a noticeable improvement on previous performances. Whilst she eventually went out to Belinda Bencic she made an impressive mark on the tournament which reminded people of the star from Thailand at the top level.
Her only WTA Final so far came in 2017, losing to Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson in the Korea Open. She played alongside fellow Thai star Peangtarn Plipeuch. Both look set for very impressive careers at WTA level.