Sania Mirza paired up with Ons Jabeur in the Cincinnati Masters, making it a historic pairing of sorts, but the duo went down in the opening round. Playing with Ivan Dodig, Rohan Bopanna had a early exit as well in Cincinnati Masters.
Ankita played doubles at WTA 125 at Chicago and had a nice upset of second seeds in first round but lost in QF.
$3,707,550 “Western & Southern Open” Cincinnati ATP, USA (Hard)
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) l. Filip Krajinovic (SRB)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA), 61 46 [7-10]
Photo Credits : Ed Taylor / W & S Open
WTA1000 “Western & Southern Open” Cincinnati Open (hard)
[R1] Sania Mirza (IND)/ Ons Jabeur (TUN) l. Veronika Kudermetova (RUS)/ Elena Rybakina (KAZ), 57 26
WTA125 Oracle Chicago challenger
[R1] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) d. (2) Julia Lohoff (GER)/ Renata Voráčová (CZE), 62 26 [10-8]
[QF] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO) l. Mona Barthel (GER)/ Yu-Chieh Hsieh (TPE), 57 26
Photo Credits : Karthik Saboo ( ITD Volunteer)
Not much success this week but following are results for our players in main draws of ITF tour.
W25 Ourense, Spain
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,479) l. Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (ESP,395) 36 16
W15 Monsatir, Tunisia
[R1] Humera Baharmus (IND,1238) l. Ramu Ueda (JPN,738)
[R1] Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (IND,1144) l. Chiraz Bechri (TUN,777) 26 06
M15 Monastir, Tunisia
[R1] Adil Kalyanpur (IND,1107) l. (5) Gage Brymer (USA,526) 26 26
Mukund wins Lotto Pro Tennis Title
Meanwhile, away from the ATP /ITF tour, Mukund Sasikumar notches up a good 4-3 4-0 (Fast 4 format) win over former top-10 player Ernests Gulbis to lift the Lotto Pro Tennis title (held in Pennsylvania). Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in the semi-finals to Gulbis.
Photo Courtesy : Cracked Rackets