Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tennis News

At $8.9M BNP Paribas Open 2018, Indian Wells, USA

[R3] (Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,110) l (18) Sam Querrey (USA,21) 76(4) 46 46

Yuki played a superb match against Querrey, but lost in the three sets after winning the first set ... In this match, he served well and his returning game was also better ... He struggled in long rallies and was looking tired in the third ... But this experience and performance will help him to achieve more in 2018.

In the first set, Querrey broke Yuki in the 2nd game for taking 2-0 lead but after that yuki broke Querrey in 3rd and 5th games to take 3-2 lead ... While serving for the set at 5-4 Yuki failed to hold his serve, 5-all ... Yuki played an excellent tie-break, he took three mini-breaks on Querrey's serve for winning it ... In the second set, Querrey stepped up his serving ... He broke Yuki in the 5th game, 2-3 and kept that lead for making 1 set-all ... A bad start for Yuki in the third as Querrey broke him the 1st game, 0-1 ... After Yuki tried to put pressure on Querrey's serve but failed to break ... So again with one break advantage Querrey won the set and match.

At $150K+H Irving 2018, Texas, USA

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Scot Lipsky (USA) bt Treat Huey (PHI)/ Purav Raja (IND) 64 76(6)

Divij-Scott defeated Purav and Huey in straight sets, though last set went to the tie-break.

At $75K+H Shenzhen Challenger 2018, China

[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) bt Yecong He (CHN)/ Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) 64 64

[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) vs Cheng-Peng Hsieh (TPE)/ Rameez Junaid (AUS)

Bala and Chris started with straight sets win over their Chinese opponents ... Next, they r facing Hsieh-Junaid.

At $25K ITF Women Tournament 2017, Gwalior, India

[R1] (WC) Mihika Yadav (IND) l (1) Valentyna Ivakhnenko (RUS) 06 26
[R1] Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) bt (WC) Sara Yadav (IND) 64 64
[R1] (5) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND) bt (Q) Albina Khabibulina (UZB) 64 62
[R1] (4) Ankita Raina (IND) bt (Q) Rishika Sunkara (IND) 62 61
[R1] (WC) Isha Budwal (IND) l Berfu Cengiz (TUR) 06 06
[R1] (WC) Prakriti Banwani (IND) l (7) Despina Papamichail (GRE) 26 26
[R1] (Q) Snehadevi S Reddy (IND) bt (Q) Riya Bhatia (IND) 63 62
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND) l (8) Ana Veselinovic (MNE) 63 36 46
[R1] (Q) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND) l Karin Kennel (SUI) 36 46
[R1] Nidhi Chilumula (IND) l Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) 26 46
[R1] (Q) Zeel Desai (IND,790) l (2) Amandine Hesse (FRA) 46 67(5)

[R2] (5) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND) vs Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND)
[R2] (4) Ankita Raina (IND) vs Berfu Cengiz (TUR)
[R2] (Q) Snehadevi S Reddy (IND) vs (7) Despina Papamichail (GRE)

So only 4 Indians in the second round ... Pranjala and Karman r facing each other and Ankita is facing young Turkish girl, Berfu Cengiz.

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