Country’s top singles player #ankita raina crashed out of the USD 50,000 ITF women’s event along with compatriots Prerna Bhambri and Rishika Sunkara as India’s challenge folded at the #qnet open, here today.
Ankita lost her second round 4-6 4-6 to third seed Russian Mariana Melnikova while second seed Ukrainian Anastasiya Vasylyeva ousted wild card Prerna Bhambri 6-2 6-4.
“I played the crucial points better than before. I had a calls going against me but that’s okay. I also made a few unforced errors myself,” Ankita said.
girl was distracted as had to take a practical examination in her college. She lost 10 games on the trot and quickly left DLTA but returned later for the doubles quarterfinals, which she lost with partner Aranxta Andradi.
Austria’s Barbara Haas, who stunned eighth-seeded Sofiya Kovalets in the first round, moved to the quarterfinals when her 17-year-old French rival, Harmony Tan, retired because of a knee injury.
The 2014 QNet Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It is the first edition of the tournament which is part of the 2014 ITF Women’s Circuit, offering a total of $50,000 in prize money. It takes place in New Delhi, India, on 17–23 November 2014.
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