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newstennis15 days ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina leave for Tokyo

The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are now on their way to Tokyo, with them leaving for the Games village from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, in Hyderabad. It was earlier this month that their qualification for the Olympics was officially confirmed for the women’s doubles event.
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featuretennisa month ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Meet your Olympians - Indian Tennis Contingent

For the first time since the 2004 Athens Olympics, India is set to field a two-member Tennis contingent for the mega-event. However, the women's doubles team - comprising veteran Sania Mirza and youngster Ankita Raina - is looking formidable, thus keeping hopes alive at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
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newstennis2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Ankita Raina to partner Sania Mirza at the Games

Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza will partner young Ankita Raina at the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s doubles event. This will be Sania’s fourth appearance at the Olympics, with the six-time grand slam winner already featuring in the past three editions, in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
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newstennis2 years ago

Prajnesh Gunneswaran eliminated in China challenger quarterfinals

India’s top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran was stunned in straight sets by Canada’s in the quarterfinals of the $162,480 Challenger tennis tournament in Ningbo, China. However, Riya Bhatia and Rutuja Bhosale made it to the semi-finals of the $25,000 ITF women’s event, Lagos.
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newstennis2 years ago

Mental and physical attribute the main difference between top 10 and 100, says Leander Paes

Veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes has stated that the biggest difference between a player in the top 10 world ranking and in the top 100 is often the physical and mental attribute. The 46-year-old has also praise the Tennis Premier League for giving chances to the young blood.
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newstennis2 years ago

Tennis Roundup | P Gunneswaran advances to round of 16 in Japan, Ankita Raina loses in China

India’s second seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran had a smooth sail in Japan’s Kaohsiung Challenger on Tuesday as he overcame Shuichi Sekiguchi 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the pre-quarterfinals on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Ankita Raina was ousted by Magdalena Frech of Poland in Guangzhou’s $500,000 event.
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newstennis2 years ago

Indian Tennis Round-up | Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out as Ankita Raina shines in US Open qualifiers

Ramkumar Ramanathan ended his US Open qualifying campaign with a disappointing loss in the first round itself to Filippo Baldi of Italy, ranked 145. Meanwhile, Ankita Raina pulled off a stunning win in the opening round by defeating Ysaline Bonaventure of Belgium in a thrilling match.
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newstennis2 years ago

Tennis Premier League to have second season in December

The Tennis Premier League would be having its second edition at the end of this year, starting from December 12 with stars like Arjun Kadhe and Ankita Raina participating in the tournament. A total of eight teams would be participating with 88 players comprising of junior boys and girls.
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newstennis2 years ago

Tennis Round-up | Sumit Nagal, P Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina lose in respective matches

After all the hype of reaching his first ATP 500 main draw, Sumit Nagal had to bow down to French tennis veteran Richard Gasquet in straight sets in the Hamburg Open. Meanwhile, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina also lost their respective clashes in the Atlanta Open and Baltic Open respectively.
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newstennis2 years ago

Tennis Round-up | Ankita Raina enters second round of Wimbledon qualifiers, P Gunneswaran ousted

India’s women’s tennis ace Ankita Raina overcame the challenge of Turkey’s Cagla Buyukakcay on Tuesday to advance into the second round of the Wimbledon qualifiers. In other matches, while Prajnesh Gunneswaran got eliminated from Antalya Open, Leander Paes won his opening doubles match.
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