Ankita Raina overcame a second-set lapse to win 6-2 2-6 6-3 within the second spherical.© Instagram (File Picture)
India’s top-ranked girls’s participant Ankita Raina moved to the ultimate spherical of the Australian Open Qualifiers with a gutsy three-set win over world quantity 118 Katarina Zavatska but it surely was curtains for Ramkumar Ramanathan within the males’s singles. Within the girls’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 towards the Ukrainian. The match lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
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It’s Ankita’s sixth try to crack the singles fundamental draw of a Grand Slam and she or he is now only one win away from creating historical past.
Solely Nirupama Vaidyanathan and Sania Mirza have competed within the girls’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.
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