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Soha overcomes top seed for title at AITA Women’s Championship

Feb 13 2021 04:02am

Bengaluru lass Soha Sadiq made the home crowd proud when the second seed made a superb comeback win against the top Seed Humera Baharmus of Telengana to wrest the title in the Rs 1-lakh AITA Women’s Championship that concluded at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence here on Saturday. This was the 22-year-old’s second title in as

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Sharmada makes a solid comeback, ousts seventh seed at AITA Women’s C’ship

Feb 10 2021 04:02am

Sharmada Balu who is making a comeback to competitive tennis after nearly five years showed that she had not lost the touch which had fetched her South Asian Games honours apart from a berth in the Indian Fed Cup Team. Sharmada who had to go through the qualifying rounds, sent home seventh seed Rituparna Nayak of Telangana in the first

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Australian Open: Sumit Nagal crashes out in First Round after losing to Ricardas Berankis

Feb 09 2021 06:02am

India’s Sumit Nagal exited the Australian Open with a first-round defeat, struggling to cope with the power-packed game of Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, here on Tuesday. Nagal’s challenge deflated in a matter of minutes as Berankis’ powerful ground strokes proved to be too good for the Indian, who lost 2-6 5-7 3-6 in two hours and 10 minutes. Nagal had lost

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India’s Return to Tennis journey marches on with ‘High Performance Training Camp’ for Junior Girls

Feb 08 2021 04:02am

After the much appreciated and successful conduct of a High Performance Training Camp for Junior Boys held in January 2021, the All India Tennis Association’s (AITA) ‘Return to Tennis’ endeavour continues with a ‘High Performance Training Camp’ for Junior Girls underway at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi. The aim of this camp is to mark the return to tennis

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Feb 07 2021 04:02am

Australian Open: Sumit Nagal to face Ricardas Berankis in 1st round

Feb 06 2021 04:02am

Ace India tennis player Sumit Nagal will face Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis in the men’s singles first round of the 2021 Australian Open which begins on February 8. The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season was held on Friday. Nagal, ranked 139 in the world, faced 72nd ranked Berankis in his last match as well at the Murray

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Women’s matches shortened in Australian Open tuneups

Feb 04 2021 04:02am

Women will play shorter matches at the Australian Open tuneups from Friday due to a logjam in fixtures after Thursday’s play was cancelled on news a quarantine hotel worker was infected with the coronavirus. Thursday’s matches at the six events ahead of the Feb. 8-21 Grand Slam were cancelled after a worker at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, which was used

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Manav creates ripples at AITA Men’s Championship

Jan 21 2021 03:01am

Young Manav Jain wrote the script of the biggest upset of the tournament when he overcame second seed Suraj Prabodh to enter the quarterfinals of the Rs 1-lakh prize money AITA Men’s Championship being held at the at the PBI-CSE Tennis Academy, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, here on Wednesday. The 17-year-old Manav, who is also the youngest player in

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Improved scheduling and enhanced fan experience the focus for Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals

Jan 19 2021 03:01am

The ITF has today confirmed it is considering a series of proposals by event partner, Kosmos Tennis, to enhance the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals following a thorough review of the inaugural event in 2019. Under the proposals, the ITF Board has already approved the Finals becoming an 11-day event with the 2021 edition set to take place from 25

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Ramkumar Ramanathan, Ankita Raina advance to 2nd round of Australian Open Qualifiers

Jan 11 2021 06:01am

Ramkumar, who is yet to make a Grand Slam main draw appearance, ousted 10th seed Argentine Facundo Bagnis with a hard-fought 7-6(6) 7-5 victory in one hour and 53 minutes in men’s singles first round. Indian tennis players Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina advanced to the second round of the Australian Open Qualifiers after recording wins in their respective singles

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Yuki Bhambri utilizes AITA’s Return to Tennis initiative and trains with top Juniors at ‘High Performance Training Camp’

Jan 09 2021 06:01am

Former junior world number one and top-ranked Indian singles player, Yuki Bhambri joined few of the country’s finest upcoming and talented junior boys at the on-going High Performance Training Camp at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi today. Bhambri, who is a Junior Australian Open champion, is on his road to return to competitive tennis after a long injury layoff

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Kajal creates the biggest flutter of the day at U-18 Championship Series

Jan 04 2021 06:01am

Kaajal Ramisetty celebrated the New Year by creating the biggest flutter of the day when she showed third seed Utsah Kalra the door with a 8-6 victory in the first round of the AITA Under-18 Tennis Championship Series that began at the Rohan Bopanna The Sports School Tennis Academy here on Monday. The three day event is held under the

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Dr. Anil Jain flags off India’s Return to Tennis with ‘High Performance Training Camps’ for Juniors

Jan 04 2021 06:01am

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) President, Dr. Anil Jain (MP, Rajya Sabha), in the presence of Mr. Anil Khanna, Vice President (Chair), AITA and Mr. Rohit Rajpal, President, DLTA, inaugurated the ‘High Performance Training Camp’ for Junior Boys today at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi. Under Dr. Jain’s leadership and the able support from the office bearers, the

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Foreign players dominate the day at ITF M15 New Delhi

Jan 02 2021 23:01pm

2019 National Champion Poonacha only Indian in the last eight New Delhi, 1 April 2021: Foreign players dominance was out in full display during the singles Round of 16 of the ITF Men’s $15,000 New Delhi with seven out of eight quarter-finals spots booked by International participants today. Two Americans Oliver Crawford, fourth seed and winner of last week?s ITF

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AITA to launch 2021 Season with Return to Tennis ‘High Performance Training Camps’ for Juniors from January onwards

Dec 30 2020 09:12am

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) under the stewardship of the new President, Dr. Anil Jain and its newly appointed office bearers, will launch the upcoming 2021 season with a ‘High Performance Training Camp’ for Junior Boys from 4th to 16th January 2021 at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi. The Camp will be conducted in a bio-bubble environment and

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Sumit Nagal receives wildcard for Australian Open 2021

Dec 28 2020 09:12am

India’s Sumit Nagal has been given a singles wildcard entry for the Australian Open 2021. Sumit and Wang Xiyu of China will compete in the main draw after being named recipients of the tournament’s Asia-Pacific wildcards. Sumit and Wang have joined Daria Gavrilova, Astra Sharma, Christopher O’Connell, Maddison Inglis, Lizette Cabrera, and Marc Polmans, who was announced as Australian Open

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India-Latvia Billie Jean King Cup Play-off tie moved to April 2021

Dec 18 2020 09:12am

• The move provides increased certainty for players, teams and host nations competing in the World Cup of Tennis • Eight home-and-away Play-off ties to be held during the 2021 Finals week: 13-18 April 2021 • Up to 140 top players from 28 nations will contest ties held in nine countries in the same week The ITF has announced that

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Ankita Raina wins ITF doubles title in Dubai

Dec 14 2020 09:12am

Top Indian tennis player Ankita Raina won her third doubles title of the pandemic-hit 2020 season, clinching the Al Habtoor challenge with Ekaterine Gorgodze. The unseeded Indo-Georgian pair won 6-4 3-6 10-6 against Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov from Spain and Slovakian Kaja Juvan in the final of the USD 100,000 hard court event on Saturday.Ankita said success on the singles circuit

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Second straight runner-up finish for Prajnesh following defeat in Orlando

Nov 23 2020 09:11am

Early breaks pegging him back in both the sets, Prajnesh Gunneswaran ended runner-up at the Orlando Open, losing the summit clash of the ATP Challenger event to American Brandon Nakashima, here on Sunday. Prajnesh did not have the required power in his strokes to hurt the American, losing 3-6 4-6 in the USD 52,080 hard court tournament. The Indian left-hander

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Bopanna-Middlekoop pairing settles for runner up finish at European Open

Oct 26 2020 16:10pm

By Saurabh Singh | AITA India’s top ranked doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna and his partner Matwe Middlekoop of Netherlands fell short at the European Open’s final, an ATP 250 event, to settle for runner up trophy against number two seeded pairing of Aussie John Peers and New Zealand’s Michael Venus in Antwerp, Belgium yesterday. The Indo-Dutch duo endured a straight

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