Prajwal Hegde

Prajwal Hegde is the author of What's Good About Falling (2018) and the Times of India's tennis editor since July 2005. She began her journalism career with Mid-Day in Mumbai, before moving to Deccan Herald in Bengaluru. Prajwal has reported on all four Grand Slams – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open – for several years. She is on the International Tennis Federation's Media Commission and is also a member of the International Tennis Writers Association. The Association of Tennis Professionals awarded Prajwal the 2021 Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award, making her the first Indian and second Asian to receive the honour. She wrote the ‘Steffi Graf' chapter in Sportstars 40, published by The Hindu in January 2020. She features in Break Point, the Leander Paes–Mahesh Bhupathi docuseries. Prajwal lives in Bengaluru with her husband, Dr Sanjay Hegde, a senior orthopaedic surgeon with Manipal Hospitals.

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