Ankita Raina moves into the quarters of the WTA OEC Open

Indian No.1 Ankita Raina continued her brilliant form in doubles to move into the quarters with her partner Bibiane Schoofs.

The Indian, who is enjoying a great run with 2 finals in the last month, scored a comfortable straight sets win over Susan Bandecchi / Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic with a score of 64 76.

On the other hand, in the singles first round, Ankita was pitted against the formidable Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia, who holds a 2-0 head-to-head record against Ankita. The last time they faced each other was in the ITF Turkey finals where Ankita lost the match 46 06.

This time, Ankita ran toe-to-toe with her opponent in the first set and Ankita had her chances before Vitalia raised her level in the tie-breaker to win it 7-1.

The second set was an easier affair for Vitalia as she raced forward with the momentum to complete a 76(1) 61 win.

Results – WTA $125K OEC Open

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND, 185) l. Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS, 108) 67(1) 16

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND, 131)/ Bibiane Schoofs (NLD, 142) d. Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic (GER, 501) / Susan Bandecchi (SUI, 503) 64 76

Photos of Ankita Raina



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