The Day I Became a Runner
Sohini Chattopadhyay with Prajwal Hegde
Prajwal Hegde has been working with The Times of India since July 2005. She is TOI’s Tennis Editor (Senior Editor)
She began her journalism career with Mid-Day in Mumbai, before moving to Deccan Herald in Bengaluru.
She has reported on all the four Grand Slams – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open — for a number of years, as also Tour events in Asia and Europe, besides Davis Cup and BJK Cup.
She has covered other sports including athletics, cricket, hockey, golf and table tennis at the national and international levels.
Prajwal is on the International Tennis Federation’s Media Commission and is also a member of the International Tennis Writers
She played tennis at the state and national levels. She enjoys running and has taken part in distance runs like the World 10k in Bengaluru.
Prajwal was awarded the 2021 Ron Bookman Media Excellence Award by the Association of Tennis Professionals, the first
Indian and second Asian to receive the honour.
Her second novel, a romcom read, The Way We Were was published by Hachette India in September 2023.
‘What’s Good About Falling’ is Prajwal’s debut novel, published by Harper Collins in December 2018.
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 orthopedic surgeon with Manipal Hospitals.