Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tennis News

At €7.1M Mutua Madrid Masters 2018, Spain

[R2] (8) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) l Raven Klaasen (RSA)/ Michael Venus (NZL) 64 67(4) 5-10

Disappointing loss of Rohan-Edouard after winning the first set against Klaasen-Venus.

At $150K+H Aix en Provence Challenger 2018, France

[R1] (1) Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Puraj Raja (IND) l Jonathan Eysseric (FRA)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR) 67(4) 57

Purav-Fabrice struggle continues as another first round loss against Eysseric-Salisbury.

At $75K+H Karshi Challenger 2018, Uzbekistan

[R2] (Q) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,418) bt (2) Nikola Milojevic (SRB,208) 63 06 62

[QF] (Q) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,418) l Cem Ilkel (TUR, 258) 63 26 36

Doubles
[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) l Altug Celikbilek (TUR)/ Cem Ilkel (TUR) 46 67(7)

An excellent win by Mukund in the second round against WR #208 three sets ... But in the quarters, he lost against Ilkel in three sets ... Still very good week for Mukund as he reached the quarter final as an qualifier.

Bala and Vishnu r still searching for their magic, as again they lost in the quarters in straight sets against Turkish pair.


At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Luan, China

[R1] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,194) bt Ao Gai (CHN,509) 61 76(6)

[R2] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,194) bt Hanyu Guo (CHN,333) 64 75
[R2] (5) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270) bt Yuxuan Zhang (CHN,328) 64 57 61

[QF] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,194) vs (6) Fang Ying Xun (CHN,290)
[QF] (5) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270) vs (4) Harriet Dart (GBR,214)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Hanyu Guo (CHN)/ Karman Kaur Thandi (IND) bt (WC) Yi Yuan (CHN)/ WanNing Zhu (CHN) 62 60

[QF] (3) Harriet Dart (GBR)/ Ankita Raina (IND) bt Beatrice Gumulya (INA)/ Jessy Rompies (INA) 75 26 10-8
[QF] (4) Hanyu Guo (CHN)/ Karman Kaur Thandi (IND) bt Mai Minokoshi (JPN)/ Erika Sema (JPN) 26 63 11-9

Ankita's excellent performance continues ... With back to back straight sets win over Chinese players she is in the quarters ... Karman also joined her into the quarters with hard fought win ... Next, Karman is facing Ankita's doubles partner Dart and Ankita is facing another Chinese challenge in Xun.

In the doubles also, Ankita and Karman in the semis with their respective partners with the match tie-breaks win in the quarters.


At $100K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France

[R1] Prarthana G. Thombare (IND)/ Dayana Yastremska (UKR) l Vera Lapko (BLR)/ Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 76(3) 06 7-10

Prarthana is failing to break her ongoing slump and here she lost in the first round with her new Ukrainian partner.

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