Ankita Raina in singles semifinals and doubles final in Solapur
Ankita Raina continued with her good run and reached the singles semifinals and doubles final of the Precision $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Solapur on Friday.
The second seeded Ankita bounced back from an indifferent start to beat Sandra Samir of Egypt 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. She will play Katie Boulter of Britain in the semifinals.
In doubles, Ankita and Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway won 10-8 in the super tie-break against Sandra Samir and Ekaterina Yashina.
The Indo-Norwegian pair will face Berfu Cengiz and Despina Papamichail who knocked out second seeds Emily Webley-Smith and Rutuja Bhosale for the loss of four games.
Singles (quarterfinals): Daria Marcinkevica (LAT) bt Valeriya Savinykh (RUS) 6-4, 6-3; Naiktha Bains (GBR) bt Yuan Yue (CHN) 6-4, 6-0; Katie Boulter (GBR) bt Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) 6-4, 6-3; Ankita Raina bt Sandra Samir (EGY) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles (semifinals): Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) & Ankita Raina bt Sandra Samir (EGY) & Ekaterina Yashina (RUS) 2-6, 6-0, [10-8]; Berfu Cengiz (TUR) & Despina Papamichail (GRE) bt Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) & Rutuja Bhosale 6-2, 6-2.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)