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Indian Tennis round-up | Ankita Raina qualifies for quarters in China; Vishnu Vardhan progresses in Busan

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Indian Tennis round-up | Ankita Raina qualifies for quarters in China; Vishnu Vardhan progresses in Busan

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05/09/2019

Ankita Raina continued her fine form on the international circuit as she beat Yue Yuan 6-2,6-3 in the singles second round to seal a spot in the quarter-finals of the $60,000 ITF event in China. Meanwhile, Vishnu Vardhan along with partner Toshihide Matsui reached the semis of the Busan Challenger.

India’s top-ranked female tennis player, Ankita Raina, sealed a spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing $60,000 ITF event in Luan, China. Raina, who is seeded second in the tournament, defeated Yue Yuan in straight sets by a comfortable margin of 6-2, 6-3 in the second round of the women’s singles category to progress to the quarters where she will meet Eudice Chong. However, the Indian star bowed out in the doubles category along with her partner Akiko Omae who were beaten by Siqi Cao and Fang Ying Xun by a 2-6, 6-3 scoreline.

At the Busan Challenger in South Korea, Vishnu Vardhan along with his partner Toshihide Matsui made it to the semi-finals as they outplayed fourth seeds N Sriram Balaji and Jonathan Erlich in the quarter-final. The unseeded pair won by a scoreline of 6-4, 7-5.

Meanwhile, Prarthana Thombare and partner Nao Hibino lost their doubles match at the $80,000 ITF event in France by a margin of 3-6, 1-6 to Akgul Amanmuradova and Ekaterine Gorgodze.

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