India’s top-ranked ladies’s participant Ankita Raina moved to the final spherical of the Australian Open Qualifiers with a gutsy three-set win over world quantity 118 Katarina Zavatska nevertheless it was curtains for Ramkumar Ramanathan within the males’s singles.
Within the ladies’s singles qualifiers being held in Dubai, Ankita overcame a second-set lapse to win 6-2 2-6 6-3 within the second spherical in opposition to the Ukrainian.
The match lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
It’s Ankita’s sixth try to crack the singles fundamental draw of a Grand Slam and he or she is now only one win away from creating historical past.
Solely Nirupama Vaidyanathan and Sania Mirza have competed within the ladies’s singles fundamental draw of a Grand Slam from India until date.
Nirupama had reached the second spherical of the Australian Open in 1998 whereas Sania give up competing within the singles class in 2012.
Within the males’s singles being held in Doha, Ramkumar misplaced his second spherical 3-6 2-6 to Chinese language Taipei’s Tung-Lin Wu in 69 minutes.