Thursday, April 05, 2018

Tennis News

At Davis Cup 2018 - Asia / Oceania 2nd Round, Tianjin, China

India vs China

Day One
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,132) vs Yibing Wu (CHN,332)
[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,213) vs Ze Zhang (CHN,247)

Day Two
[R3] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Mao-Xin Gong (CHN)/ Di Wu (CHN)
[R4] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,132) vs Ze Zhang (CHN,247)
[R5] Sumit Nagal (IND,213) vs Yibing Wu (CHN,332)

Chinese team give surprise and playing young Yibing Wu on the first day ... He is facing RamK in the first rubber ... Sumit is facing an experienced Ze Zhang in the second match ... In the doubles, Gong and Di Wu r facing Lee-Rohan.

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

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,212) bt (Q) Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN,390) 62 61

[QF] Ankita Raina (IND,212) vs (2) Luksika Kumkhum (THA,103)

[QF] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Chin-Wei Chan (TPE) l Erina Hayashi (JPN)/ Momoko Kobori (JPN) 26 26
[QF] Alina Silich (RUS)/ Karman Kaur Thandi (IND) l Kyoka Okamura (JPN)/ Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 46 76(2) 1-10

Ankita comfortably defeated Japanese Chihiro Muramatsu in straight sets ... I am impressed with Ankita's fitness as yesterday she was 4 hours and 30 mins on the court and still she managed to produce this dominating performance ... Next, she is having a tough match against WTA level player, Thai girl Luksika Kumkhum ... This is a tough match but this will also tell us Ankita's progress.

But in the doubles, Ankita and Chan lost easily against their Japanese opponents ... Karman and Silich lost in the match tie-break ... After winning the second set tie-break their Japanese opponents proved too strong in the match tie-break.

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