Prajnesh and Ramkumar qualify for Washington ATP main draw, Ankita makes the semi final at Concord WTA: Week of 2nd Aug – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP/WTA tour

Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan both played in qualifying of Washington ATP 500 this week. They won couple of very good matches and qualified for main draw. They lost in first round of main draw after putting up a decent fight against top 100 players. Rohan Bopanna lost in first round of mens doubles.

Photo Credits : Matthew Reiter

On WTA tour, Ankita Raina lost in first round of singles against top 100 Taiwanese Su Wei Heish but made the doubles semi finals. 

These are their results this week-

At  $1,895,290 Citi Open ATP 500, Washington DC, USA (Hard)

[Q1] (6) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, 155) d. Luke Saville (AUS, 422) 62 62
[Q1] (Alt) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 207) d. (Alt) Christopher Eubanks (USA, 217) 64 36 63

[Q2] (6) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,155) d. Go Soeda (JPN,178), 63 61
[Q2] (Alt) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,207) d. (9) Sebastian Ofner (AUT,162), 75 61

[Q2] (6) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,155) d. Go Soeda (JPN,178), 63 61
[Q2] (Alt) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,207) d. (9) Sebastian Ofner (AUT,162), 75 61

[R1] (3) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) l. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)/ Frances Tiafoe (USA), 57 61 [9-11]

Photo Credits : Ashna

At WTA Concord Open 125 (Hard)

Photo Credits: Manish Shukla

[R1]  Ankita Raina (IND,198) l. (2) Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE,75) 26 26

[R1] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Mona Barthel (GER) d. Lizette Cabrera (AUS)/ Maddison Inglis (AUS), 36 64 [10-3]

[QF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Mona Barthel (GER) d. S. Whittle (USA) /S. Chang (USA) 75 62
[SF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Mona Barthel (GER) l. C. Bucsa (ESP) /U. Arconada (USA) 64 46 (8-10)

ATP challenger Tour

Sumit played in a challenger in Czech Republic but lost in first round. In the same challenger, Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe played doubles together and won a round before losing in the QF.

At Liberec Challenger 80, Czech Republic (Clay)

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,159) l. Maximilian Merterer (GER,211) 46 36

[R1] (4) N.Sriram Balaji/ Arjun Kadhe d. Dmitry Popko (KAZ)/ Vitaliy Sachko (UKR), 64 62
[QF] (4) N.Sriram Balaji/ Arjun Kadhe l. Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA)/ Maxime Janvier (FRA), 57 46

ITF Tour

Few of our men played in Africa and Europe and had limited success in singles. However, in doubles Rutuja Bhosale made final in her first tournament back on tour after a long time. 

These are their results-

At Tunisia M15, Monastir (Hard)

[R1] (Q) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1171) d. (WC) David Innocenti (ITA,NR) 75 61

[R1] (LL) Rishab Agarwal (IND,965) l. (8) Eric Crepaldi (ITA,619) 46 57

[R1] (LL) Adil Kalyanpur (IND,1096) l. Dannil Glinka (EST,860) 67(1) 02 retd. 

[R2] (Q) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1171) l. . (8) Eric Crepaldi (ITA,619) 36 26

At USA M25, Decatur (Hard) 

[R1] (2) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,321) l. Gijs Brouwer (NED,426) 57 75 36

At Estonia W25, Parnu (Clay)

[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,475) l. Ekatatina Shalimova (RUS,527) 36 26

[R1] (2) Rutuja Bhosale/ Magali Kempen (IND/BEL) d. Valeria Gorlats/ Polina Ramenskaja (EST/EST) 62 61

[QF] (2) Rutuja Bhosale/ Magali Kempen (IND/BEL)  d. Melanie Klaffner/ Sinja Kraus (AUT/AUT) 61 61

[SF] (2) Rutuja Bhosale/ Magali Kempen (IND/BEL)  d. Sowjanya Bavisetti/ Oleksnadra Oliynykova (IND/CRO) 62 60

[F] (2) Rutuja Bhosale/ Magali Kempen (IND/BEL) l. (3) Justina Mikulskyte/ AnnaSiskova (LTU/CZE) 76(5) 36 5-10

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