India vs China 0-2
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,132) l Yibing Wu (CHN,332) 67(4) 46
[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,213) l Ze Zhang (CHN,247) 46 16
China takes a hold of this tie after winning the first match ... China's gamble of playing Yibing was spot on as he defeated RamK in straight sets ... RamK struggled with his game and he wasn't moving well, may be due to cold weather ... He tried to finish points early but rushing towards net didn't work out.
Ze Zhang convincingly won his match against Sumit ... In the first set, Sumit tried to stretch Zhang, he broke Zhang when he was serving for the set, 3-5 ... Zhang won next six games, in that winning the first set and taking 0-5 lead in the second ... Overall lame performance from Sumit in this match ... A big mountain to climb for Indians on the second day, they need to win all three matches ... With their today's performance I doubt to win it all.
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[QF] Ankita Raina (IND,212) l (2) Luksika Kumkhum (THA,103) 06 36
Ankita got overpowered by Thai girl Luksika Kumkhum ... Ankita managed to win only three games in this match ... Still, this quarter-final appearance will cement her place in top-200.