Ankita Raina outplays Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki on grass in Surbiton
Ankita Raina beat the former world No.12 and Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-3, 6-1 to book a berth in the main draw of the $100,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Surbiton, England.
The Asian Games bronze medallist and the country’s No.1 woman tennis player, Ankita will play wild card entrant Katy Dunne of Britain in the first round of the main draw.
In the Challenger in Poland, Davis Cupper Sumit Nagal beat Constant Lestienne of France in three sets in the first round.
$100,000 ITF women, Surbiton, England
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ankita Raina bt Sabine Lisicki (GER) 6-3, 6-1; First round Ankita Raina bt Myrtille Georges (FRA) 7-6(6), 6-1.
$25,000 ITF women, Shenzhen, China
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Jessica Ho (US) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 4-1 (retired); First round: Sowjanya Bavisetti bt Katya Malikova (UKR) 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Cancun, Mexico
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Camille Townsend (US) bt Isha Budwal 6-2, 6-1; First round: Alisia Stephanie Manolescu (CAN) bt Arusshi Gupta 6-0, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Giulia Carbonro (ITA) bt Prathyusha Rachapudi 6-2, 6-4.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Prathyusha Rachapudi bt Yasmina El Sayed (AUS) 7-6(2), 6-4.
$81,240 Challengger, Little Rock, US
Qualifying singles (first round): Orlando Luz (BRA) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-4, 6-4.
€69,280 Challenger, Poznan, Poland
Singles (first round): Sumit Nagal bt Constant Lestienne (FRA) 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF men, Karlsruhe, Germany
Qualifying singles (first round): James Frawley (AUS) bt Alex Solanki 6-0, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Aliaksandr Liaonenka (BLR) bt Nitinn Kumar Sinha 6-3, 2-6, [11-9]; First round: Nitin Kumar Sinha bt Mathieu Scaglia (FRA) 6-1, 1-6, [10-6].
$15,000 ITF men, Tumon, Guam
Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Harry Thursfield (GBR) 6-1, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Singapore
Singles (first round): Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Congsup Congcar (THA) 6-4, 6-1; Ryota Tanuma (JPN) bt Siddhant Banthia 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; Rimpei Kawakami (JPN) bt Adil Kalyanpur 6-1, 6-3.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Kazuma Kawachi (JPN) bt Digvijjay Pratap Singh 6-1, 6-3; Nikit Reddy (US) bt Gokul Suresh 6-4, 6-1; Shamirul Shahril Mohd. Adam Das (MAS) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 6-2, 6-2; Benard Bruno Nkomba (AUS) bt Vidig Vaghela 6-1, 6-2; Anthony Susanto (INA) bt Apuroop Patlolla Reddy 6-2, 6-3.
First round: Digvijay Pratap Singh bt James Ibrahim (AUS) 3-6 6-3, [12-10]; Nikit Reddy (US) bt Jatin Dahiya 6-2, 6-3; Gokul Suresh bt Cheraag Bajwa (GBR) 6-3, 7-5; Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar bt Kai En Matthew Lim (SGP) 6-1, 6-1; Thanapet Chanta (THA) bt Atharva Sharma 6-1, 6-2; Danielle Abadia (PHI) bt Sai Saran Reddy 6-4, 6-2; Vidit Vaghela bt Yilli Zheng (CHN) 7-6(4), 6-2; Apuroop Patlolla Reddy bt Zachary Wan (SGP) 6-2, 6-1; Anthony Susanto (INA) bt Arjun Mahadevan 6-0, 7-6(2).
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Tomislav Jotovski (MKD) bt Terence Das 6-3, 6-2; First round: Alexis Gautiier (FRA) Koonwar Gupta 6-0, 6-1; Terence Das bt Marco Franzini (ITA) 6-2, 6-1.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)