Local girl Zeel Desai ends up second at her home ITF Women’s $15k event
Garmany’s Emily Seibold defeated number one seeded local girl Zeel Desai in the singles final of the ITF Women’s $15,000 Ahmedabad to lift the champion’s trophy today.
The tournament, which began on 21st February in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, came to conclusion with the 22-year-old Seibold winning comfortably in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
This is Seibold’s maiden ITF title of her career.
In the doubles action, second-seeded Thai-Russian pairing of Punnin Kovapitukted and Anna Ureke won the final against Indian duo of Sharmada Balu and Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-3, 6-1.
In India, the ITF World Tennis Tour next moves to Nagpur for Women’s $15,000 event from 28th February to 6th March.
Emily Seibold  (GER) Def. Zeel Desai (IND)  6-2, 6-1
Punnin Kovapitukted (THA)/ Anna Ureke (RUS)  Def. Sharmada Balu (IND)/ Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (IND) 6-3, 6-1