Friday, May 27, 2016

Tennis News

At French Open 2016, Roland-Garros

Doubles
[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Nao Hibino (JPN)/ Eri Hozumi (JPN) 62 60

[R2] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Meargea (ROM) bt (WC) Gregoire Barrere (FRA)/ Quentin Halys (FRA) 63 64
[R2] (16) Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) bt Julian Knowle (AUT)/ Florian Mayer (GER) 64 63

[R3] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/ Katerina Siniakova (CZE)

[R3] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Meargea (ROM) vs Brian Baker (USA)/ Marcus Daniell (NZL)

Very dominating win by Sania-Martina against Japanese pair losing only two games ... Next they r facing Czech pair.

Expected win for Rohan-Florin against local wild-card pair for entering into the third round ... Other hand really good win by Lee and Marcin against experienced doubles players Kowle and Mayer in straight sets.


At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Andijan, Uzbekistan

[SF] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) l (2) Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB,237) 26 63 26

Ankita stretches 2nd seed Sabina Sharipova to three sets but in end Sabina was better player on the court.

At $25K Uzbekistan Futures 2016, Andijan

[SF] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) l (2) Temur ISMAILOV (UZB,467) 36 46

2nd seed Uzbek Temur Ismailov proves too strong for Bala.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tennis News

At French Open 2016, Roland-Garros

Doubles
[R1] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/ Purav Raja (IND) l (9) Lukasz Kubot (POL)/ Alexander Peya (AUT) 16 26

Mixed Doubles
[R1] Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/ Robert Farah (COL) 64 64
[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) bt (WC) Mathilde Johansson (FRA)/ Tristan Lamasine (FRA) 64 62

[R2] Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs (4) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)/ Florin Mergea (ROU)

One-sided loss of Purav-Ivo against 9th seed Peya-Kubot.

In MXD, straight sets winning start for Martina and Lee ... Next they r facing 4th seed Shvedova and Mergea.

Sania-Ivan also start with straight sets win over French pair.


At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Andijan, Uzbekistan

[QF] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) bt (4) Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS,268) 63 3-0 retd.

[SF] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) vs (2) Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB,237)

Ankita moves into the semis ... She was dominating match against Natela ... After winning the first set comfortably she was leading 3-0 when her opponent retired from the match ... Ankita is facing 2nd seed Sabina Sharipova.

At $25K Uzbekistan Futures 2016, Andijan

[QF] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) bt (4) Markos KALOVELONIS (RUS,494) 64 76(4)

[SF] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) vs (2) Temur ISMAILOV (UZB,467)

Bala also enters into the semis with straight sets win over his top-500 Russian player ... Next he is facing 2nd seed Uzbek Temur Ismailov.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tennis News

At French Open 2016, Roland-Garros

Doubles
[R1] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) bt Daria Kasatkina (RUS)/ Alexandra Panova (RUS) 76(4) 62

[R1] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Meargea (ROU) bt (WC) Stephane Robert (FRA)/ Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA) 62 62
[R1] (16) Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) bt Aliaksandr Bury (BLR)/ Denis Istomin (UZB) 76(3) 76(6)

[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Nao Hibino (JPN)/ Eri Hozumi (JPN)

[R2] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Meargea (ROM) vs (WC) Gregoire Barrere (FRA)/ Quentin Halys (FRA)
[R2] (16) Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) vs Julian Knowle (AUT)/ Florian Mayer (GER)

Winning start for our pairs ... Sania-Martina start with straight sets win against Russian pair ... Next they r facing Japanese pair.

Rohan-Florin win comfortably against local wild-card pair ... In the second round they r facing another local wild-car pair.

Lee-Marcin had tricky first round match but they overcome Bury-Istomin challenge in two tie-breaks ... Next they r facing experienced doubles players Knowle and Mayer.


At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Andijan, Uzbekistan

[R2] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) bt (Q) Valeria SAVINYKH (RUS,1058) 64 61
[R2] Natasha PALHA (IND,544) l (2) Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB,236) 16 26

[QF] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) vs (4) Natela DZALAMIDZE (RUS,268)

This is really good win by Ankita over experienced Valeria Savinykh, who is former top-100 player and making comeback after really long injury break ... Next Ankita is facing similar ranked Russian girl Natela ... Other hand expected but little disappointing one-sided loss of Natasha.

At $25K Uzbekistan Futures 2016, Andijan

[R2] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) bt (WC) Saida'lo SAIDKARIMOV (UZB,2160) 63 36 61
[R2] (Q) Shahbaaz KHAN (IND, 1678) l (6) Sanjar FAYZIEV (UZB,551) 36 26

[QF] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) vs (4) Markos KALOVELONIS (RUS,494)

Bala gets stretched by local wild-card player to three sets ... Next he is facing similar ranked Markos ... Shahbaaz runs ended with his loss against top-550 Uzbek player.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tennis News

At French Open 2016, Roland-Garros

Mixed Doubles
[R1] Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs Tatjana Maria (GER)/ Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
[R1] Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/ Robert Farah (COL)
[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs (WC) Mathilde Johansson (FRA)/ Tristan Lamasine (FRA)

Mixed doubles draw r out ... Sania with Ivan Dodig is 2nd seed and they r facing local wild-card pair ... Lee is back playing with Martina and they r facing Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the first round ... Rohan is playing with Russian Alla Kudryavtseva and they r facing Nicolas Mahut and Tatjana Maria

At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Andijan, Uzbekistan

[R1] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) bt (Q) Polina MERENKOVA (UZB,1224) 61 62
[R1] Natasha PALHA (IND,544) bt Margarita LAZAREVA (RUS,459) 62 61

[R2] (5) Ankita RAINA (IND,278) vs (Q) Valeria SAVINYKH (RUS,1058)
[R2] Natasha PALHA (IND,544) vs (2) Sabina SHARIPOVA (UZB,236)

Terrific winning start for Natasha over higher ranked Russian girl in dominating fashion ... Ankita also joins her in the second round with comfortable win ... In the second round Natasha is facing 2nd seed top-250 Uzbek player Sharipova and Ankta is facing Russian qualifier.

At $25K Uzbekistan Futures 2016, Andijan

[Q1] (5) Shahbaaz KHAN (IND,1678) bt Odil AKRAMOV (UZB,UNR) 63 46 76(5)
[Q2] (5) Shahbaaz KHAN (IND,1678) bt Rasul AKHMADALIEV (UZB,UNR) 61 63

[R1] (Q) Shahbaaz KHAN (IND,1678) bt Alexander OVCHAROV (RUS,1259) 64 62
[R1] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,514) bt (Q) Sardor PULATOV (UZB,UNR) 75 61

[R2] (5) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND, 514) vs (WC) Saida'lo SAIDKARIMOV (UZB,2160)
[R2] (Q) Shahbaaz KHAN (IND, 1678) vs (6) Sanjar FAYZIEV (UZB,551)

Shahbaaz Khan qualified for main-draw and joins Bala in main-draw ... In main-draw Shahbaaz starts with straight sets win over his higher ranked Russian opponent ... Next he is facing 6th seed local player.

Bala also starts with straight sets win over local qualifier ... In the second round he is facing another local qualifier.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tennis News

At French Open 2016, Roland-Garros

Doubles
[R1] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Meargea (ROM) vs (WC) Stephane Robert (FRA)/ Alexandre Sidorenko (FRA)
[R1] (16) Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) vs Aliaksandr Bury (BLR)/ Denis Istomin (UZB)
[R1] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (9) Lukasz Kubot (POL)/ Alexander Peya (AUT)
[R1] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Martina Hingis (SUI) vs Daria Kasatkina (RUS)/ Alexandra Panova (RUS)

Doubles draw r out ... Sania-Martina r playing Russian girls in the first round.

In men's doubles draw, Lee is 16th seeded with Marcin Matkowski in bottom draw and they r facing Aliaksandr Bury and Denis Istomin in the first round ... Rohan and Florin r in top-draw and facing local wild-card pair in the first round ... Purav and Karlovic r playing against 9th seed Kubot and Peya.


At $10K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles Final
(4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) l Theo GRAVOUIL (FRA,820) 67(5) 46

Vaishnavi fails to overcome Gravouil's challenge for winning her first ITF title ... In the first set both players hold their respective service games but Vaishnavi lost the set in tie-break despite 9 aces in this set ... In the second set with a single break advantage Gravouil won the final.

Indian girls Prerna Bhambri and Nidhi Chilumula lifted doubles title beating another Indian girl Pranjala Yadlapalli and her Thai partner Tamachan Momkoonthod in match tie-break, 36 75 10-7.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tennis News

At $10K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2016, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[SF] (4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) bt Eleni KORDOLAIMI (GRE,803) 64 64
[SF] (7) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,713) l Theo GRAVOUIL (FRA,820) 67(8) 76(14) 36

Vaishnavi scores straight sets win over Greece girl for entering into the final ... In the final she face French girl Gravouil, who beats Pranjala in three sets ... Pranjala had multiple chances of finishing this match in two sets but she failed to convert ... In the first set Pranjala had four set points but French girl saved those for winning the set ... In the second set Pranjala had 3 set points when she was leading 5-3 ... She missed those and then in tie-break Pranjala had 9 more set points, so she converted 12th set point of the set for winning it ... In the third French girl took a break and kept that advantage for winning this match.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tennis News

At $10K Czech Republic F2 Futures, Prague (Clay)

[QF] (5) Sumit Nagal (IND,379) l (3) Zdenek KOLAR (CZE,335) 61 46 57

Sumit lose the match after starting well ... Sumit dominated the first set but afterwards he failed to overcome fightback from Kolar.

At $10K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2015, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[R1] Amrita MUKHERJEE (IND,1232)bt Ivana HORVAT (AUT,1232) 64 62
[R1] Eleni KORDOLAIMI (GRE,803) bt (5) Eetee MAHETA (IND,667) 62 62
[R1] (4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) bye
[R1] (6) Tamachan MOMKOONTHOD (THA,699) bt Lalita DEVARAKONDA (IND,UN
R) 61 62
[R1] (7) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,713) bt Jelena LUKIC (SRB,1167) 75 63
[R1] (8) Ines MURTA (POR,764) bt Sai Samhitha CHAMARTHI (IND,813) 63 62
[R1] Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,784) bt Moulika RAM (IND,UNR) 36 60 64
[R1] (2) Prerna BHAMBRI (IND,394) bye

[R2] Amrita MUKHERJEE (IND,1232) l Eleni KORDOLAIMI (GRE,803) 16 26
[R2] (4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) bt Maria ZOTOVA (RUS,1165) 61 62
[R2] (7) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,713) bt Anastasiia GEVEL (UKR,NR) 62 61
[R2] Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,784) bt (2) Prerna BHAMBRI (IND,394) 64 60

[QF] (4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) bt Federica PRATI (ITA,1143) 61 62
[QF] (7) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,713) bt Nathalia ROSSI (BRA,825) 62 62
[QF] Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,784) l Theo GRAVOUIL (FRA,820) 16 26

[SF] (4) Sri Vaishnavi PEDDI REDDY (IND,656) vs Eleni KORDOLAIMI (GRE,803)
[SF] (7) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,713) vs Theo GRAVOUIL (FRA,820)

Sri and Prajala r in the seimi ... So good week for then as they fought hrd for winnng this match.

Badminton News

At TOTAL BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals 2016, Kunshan, Jiantsu, China

Uber Cup - Semi Final
India l (1) China 0-3

[MS1] Saina NEHWAL (IND,8) l Xuerui LI (CHN,3) 15-21 21-12 17-21
[MS2] V. Sindhu PUSARLA (IND,10) l Shixian WANG (CHN,6) 13-21 21-23
[MD1] Jwala GUTTA (IND)/ Sikki Reddy NELAKURIHI (IND) l Qing TIAN (CHN)/ Yunlei ZHAO (CHN) 6-21 6-21

Indians girls end their Uber cup with Bronze medal ... In the semis Chian scores dominating victory over Indian girls after winning first 3 matches ... I was expecting little closer tie and expected at least one of from Saina and Sindhu could scored upset ... In first match Saina stretched Xuerui to three games in her loss ... After winning the first game easily Shixian managed to overcome Sindhu's challenge in second game despite it went to extra points ... Chinese pair proved too strong for Jwala-Sikki ... Overall encouraging to see Ruthvika's performance in this tournament.