Ankita Raina sails into second round in Oasis Solapur Open $25K tennis
Second seed Ankita Raina made light work of beating Jaqueline Adina Cristian of Romania 6-3, 6-1, after stumbling to an erratic start, in the first round of the Oasis Solapur Open $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament on Tuesday.
In the pre-quarterfinals, Ankita will play Marina Melnikova of Russia.
Pranjala Yadlapalli retired after the first set against Miyabi Inoue of Japan. It has been a hectic but successful season for Pranjala who had competed in the Australian Open wild card play-off last week in Zhuhai, China.
Singles (first round): Tamara Zindansek (SLO) bt Zeel Desai 6-2, 6-3; Miyabi Inoue (JPN) bt Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-2 (reitred); Quirine Lemoine (NED) bt Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) 6-4, 6-3; Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA) bt Nastja Kolar 6-3, 6-3; Katarzyna Piter (POL) bt junri Namigata (JPN) 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-4; Chieh-Yu Hsu (TPE) bt Melanie Klaffner (AUT) 6-0, 6-3; Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) bt Aleksandrina Naydenova (BUL) 6-3,2 -6, 6-3; Ankita Raina bt Jaqueline Adina Cristian (ROU) 6-3, 6-1.
Doubels (pre-quarterfinals): Reka-Luca Jani (HUN) &Valeriya Strakhova (UKR) bt Pei-Chi Lee (TPE) & Kaylah Mcphee (AUS) 6-2, 4-6, 10-3; Miyabi Inoue (JPN) & Jia-Jing Lu (CHN) bt Anna Morgina (RUS) & Ksenia Palkina (KGZ) 7-6(5), 6-2; Paula Kania (POL) & Valeria Savinykh (RUS) bt Amina Anshba (RUS) & Jaqueline Adina Cristian (ROU) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.