Andriana Petrakis tops tennis rankings for People with an Intellectual Impairment

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South Australian tennis star Andriana Petrakis has ranked No.1 in Australia for People with an Intellectual Impairment (PWII) in the women’s singles II-1 category.

The PWII Australian Ranking is the mathematical method of ranking Australian tennis athletes with an intellectual disability or Autism on a calendar year basis.

Petrakis is on the autism spectrum and she has been playing tennis for more than ten years, competing in state tournaments and climbing the ranks to become part of the Australian national team. 

As of 1 May 2024, Petrakis was ranking in top place in Australia in the women’s singles II-1 category with 510.00 points.

“My dreams came true. I am feeling happy, humbled and acknowledged by this honourable achievement. My family are very proud of me,” Petrakis said in a statement to The Greek Herald.

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