Karman Kaur Thandi in quarterfinals in China
Karman Kaur Thandi blasted her way past Yue Yuan of China 6-1, 6-2 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in China on Thursday.
The 20-year-old Karman, ranked 215 in the world, made the doubles semifinals as well with Kate Swann of Britain.
Leander Paes and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, seeded No.1 and No.2 with Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela and Austin Krajicek respectively, made it to the doubles semifinals in the Challenger in France.
Sriram Balaji in partnership with Saketh Myneni also made the doubles semifinals of the Challenger in China, while Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan was beaten in the quarterfinals by the top seeds Cheng-Penng Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia.
Qualifier Vaidehi Chaudhari stretched her good run and made the quarterfinals of the ITF women’s tournament in Egypt.
€ 106,000 Challenger men, Brest, France
Doubles (quarterfinals): Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes bt Elliot Benchetrit & Geoffrey Blancaneaux (Fra) 7-6(3), 6-1; Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Tomislav Brkic (BIH) & Ante Pavic (Cro) 5-7, 6-3, [10-5].
$50,000 Challenger men, Liuzhou, China
Doubles (quarterfinals): Cheng-Peng Hsieh (Tpe) & Christopher Rungkat (Ina) bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-2; Sriram Balaji & Saketh Myneni bt Yaraslav Shyla (Blr) & Arjun Kadhe 7-6(5), 6-1.
Pre-quarterfinals: Aleksandr Nedovyesov & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Gao Xin & Sun Fajing (Chn) 6-7(7), 6-4, [10-4].
$25,000 ITF women, Nanning, China
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Yue Yuan (Chn) 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Katie Swan (GBR) & Karman Kaur Thandi bt So-Ra Lee (Kor) & Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) 6-2, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Vaidehi Chaudhari bt Yu Shan (Chn) 6-1, 2-6, 6-3; Elena-Teodora Cadar (Rou) bt Ramya Natarajan 6-1, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sabrina Rittberger (Ger) & Sri Vaisnavi Peddi Reddy bt Vittoria Pastorino (Ita) & Sathwika Sama 7-5, 6-2.