Ankita Raina could not go past the second round at the French Open qualifiers, suffering a straight set defeat against Japan’s Kurumi Nara in Paris
ANKITA RAINA FIGHTS HARD AGAINST SECOND SEED IN $125000 WTA EVENT IN CHINA
Ankita Raina went down fighting 6-7(4), 5-7 to the second seed Wang Yafan of China in the pre-quarterfinals of the $125,000 WTA tennis tournament in China on Wednesday.
The second round entry was worth 15 WTA points and $2000 for the 193rd ranked Ankita.
In the ATP Tour event in Turkey, Divij Sharan seeded second with Marcin matkowski of Poland made the doubles quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Radu Albot and Nikoloz Basilashvili.
In another Challenger in Ostrava, Tomislav Brkic of Bosnia and Herzegovina beat the eighth seeded Sumit Nagal in three sets.
In the ITF women’s event in Thailand, Zeel Desai beat compatriot Natasha Palha to make the quarterfinals.
€ 561,345 ATP, Munich, Germany
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Dodig (Cro) & Rajeev Ram (US) bt Fabrice Martin (Fra) & Purav Raja 5-7, 6-2, 10-6.
€ 486,145 ATP, Istanbul, Turkey
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Divij Sharan bt Radu Albot (Mda) & Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo) 7-5, 6-3.
€ 64,000 Challenger men, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Singles (first round): Tomislav Brkic (Bih) bt Sumit Nagal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Suraj Prabodh bt Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) 5-7, 6-3, 5-3 (retired); Arjun Kadhe bt Mirko Martinez (Sui) 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-1; Jelle Sels (Ned) bt Dalwinder Singh 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Ronnie Schneider (US) & Arjun Kadhe bt Emmanuel Audu & Michael Junior Michael (Ngr) 6-1, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Singles (first round): SD Prajwal Dev bt Boris Aguma (Uga) 6-1, 6-1; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Vasisht Cheruku 7-6(5), 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Goran Markovic (Srb) & Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Ansu Bhuyan & Jayesh Pungliya 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jumpei Yamasaki (Jpn) bt Niki Poonacha 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Niki Poonacha & Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Alexios Halebian (US) & Nitin Kumar Sinha 7-6(8), 3-6, [10-5].
$125,000 WTA, Anning, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Wang Yafan (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 7-6(4), 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Elitsa Kostova & Aleksandrina Naydenova (Bul) bt Xun Fang Ying (Chn) & Prarthana Thombare 7-5, 4-6, [10-7].
$25,000 ITF women, Tbilisi, Georgia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ekaterine Gorgodze (Geo) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-1, 6-0; First round: Rutuja Bhosale bt Zoziya Kardava (Geo) 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ani Amiraghyan (Arm) & Sadafmoh Tolibova (Blr) bt Barbara Bonic (Srb) & Rutuja Bhosale 7-5, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Riya Bhatia bt Sem Wensveen (Ned) 6-3, 6-3; Snehadevi Reddy bt Stephanie Judith Visscher (Ned) 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Irina Fetecau (Rou) & Bojana Marinnkovic (Srb) bt Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (Esp) & Snehadevi Reddy 7-6(2), 7-5; Shelby Talcott (US) & Riya Bhatia bt Yasmin Ezzat (Egy) & Charlotte Roemer (Ecu) 4-6, 6-1, [10-8].
$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Zeel Desai bt Natasha Palha 6-2, 6-2; Xinyu Cai (Chn) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) & Zeel Desai bt Patcharin Cheapchandej (Tha) & Alexxandra Walters (Aus) 6-4, 6-4; Lorraine Guillermo (US) & Natasha Palha bt Sowjanya Bavisetti & Ramya Natarajan 6-4, 6-3.