Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tennis News

At $50K+H Marbella Challenger 2018, Spain

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,136) l (3) Marco Cecchinato (ITA,97) 16 46

In-form Cecchinato proved too strong to RamK ... Cecchinato broke RamK in the 2nd and the 6th games to win the first set comfortably ... RamK performed better in the second set, Cecchinato broke him in the 1st game taking 0-2 lead ... After that RamK held his service games but failed to break Cecchinato.

At $25K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Kofu, Japan

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,255) bt Ayla Aksu (TUR,225) 64 63
[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,273) bt (Q) Julia Wachaczyk (GER,454) 75 75

[QF] Ankita Raina (IND,255) vs Giulia Gatto-Monticone (ITA,266)
[QF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,273) vs (8) Bianca Andreesceu (CAN,196)

[QF] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) l (WC) Haruka Kaji (JPN)/ Aiko Yoshitomi (JPN) 46 26

Our both players impressive win in contrasting style for entering in to the quarters ... Ankita won the first set with a single break in the 10th game ... In the second set, Ankita took an early break in the 4th game to lead 4-1 ... Ayla broke back in the 7th game for 4-3, but Ankita immediately broke and then held her serve for a win ... Next, she is facing Italian Gatto-Monticone, who has received a walkover from the 2nd seed.

KArman struggled with her serve in this match as she committed 8 double faults in the first set ... Bur still she managed to win the first set as Karman broke Julia in the 12th game ... In the second set, Karman reduced double faults but she was 3-5 down ... Karman broke Julia in the 10th game when Julia was serving for the set ... After that again broke her when Julia was serving for the staying in the match in the 12th game for a victory ... Next, she is facing talented top-200 17 yrs old Canadian Bianca.

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