Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner qualify for Halle ATP tennis
Divij Sharan in partnership with Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil grabbed the lone qualifier spot for the doubles in the €2,219,150 ATP-500 tennis tournament in Halle, Germany.
The Indo-Brazilian pair will play Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the pre-quarterfinals.
In the other ATP-500 event on grass in London, Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten in straight sets in the first qualifying round by James Ward of Britain.
€ 2,219,150 ATP, Halle, Germany
Qualifying doubles (second and final round): Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) & Divij Sharan bt Matthew Ebden (AUS) & Denis Kudla (US) 6-4, 6-4; First round: Marcelo Demoliner & Divij Sharan bt Laslo Djere (SRB) & Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-2, 6-7(1), [10-8].
€ 2,219,150 ATP, London, England
Qualifying singles (first round): James Ward (GBR) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-1, 6-4.
$54,160 Challenger, Fergana, Uzbekistan
Singles (first round): Khumoyun Sultanov (UZB) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 6-4; Altug Celikbilek (TUR) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-3, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe
Qualifying singles (first round): Ethan Denzel Sibbanda (ZIM) bt Rishabdev Raman 6-0, 6-3; Lefa Ashley Sibanda (BOT) bt Amit Beniwal 6-3, 7-5; Rithwik Rajshekhar Raman bt Kumail Mohamed (US) 6-2, 6-2; Tushar Madan bt SSanisth Juneja 7-5, 6-1; Ishaque Eqba bt Yash Chaurasia 6-2, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF women, Jakarta, Indonesia
Qualifying singles (first round): Ovi Gravitas Putri (INA) bt Saumya Vig 6-1, 7-6(2); Plobrung Plipuech (THA) bt LLikitha Kalava 6-3, 4-6, [14-12]; Bhuvana Kalva bt Carrolina Martha Sanjaya (INA) 6-0, 6-4; Joleta Budiman (INA) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-2, 6-3; Mihika Yadav bt Sarah Pang (SGP) 6-1, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Qualifying singles (first round): Irene Lavino (ITA) bt Radhika Yadav 6-0, 6-3.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)