Sania Mirza made it to her first final since her injury return when she reached the final of WTA tournament at Cleveland along with Christina Mchale before losing to top seeded Japanese pair in the final.
Photo Credits : David Dermer
At Cleveland WTA 250
[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) /Christina McHale (USA) d. Andreea Mitu (ROM) /Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) 63 62
[QF] Sania Mirza (IND) /Christina McHale (USA) d. (3) ucie Hradecka (CZE) /Zhang Shuai (CHN) 63 63
[SF] Sania Mirza (IND) /Christina McHale (USA) d. Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR/Catherine Harrison (USA) 76(5) 62
[F] Sania Mirza (IND) /Christina McHale (USA) l. (1) 1-Shuko Aoyama (JPN) /Ena Shibahara (JPN) 57 36
At Winston Salem Open ATP 250
Sasi Kumar Mukund lost in first round of qualifying at Winston Salem ATP tournament against a top 100 player. Also young Siddhant Banthia made his ATP debut here getting a wild card in doubles with his doubles partner from Wake Forest University and put up a decent fight against top seeds before losing in first round.
[Q1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,321) l. (1) Alexei Popyrin (AUS,74) 16 67(6)
[R1] (WC) Siddhant Banthia (IND) / Mathew Thompson (USA) l. (1) Lukasz Kubot (POL) / Marcelo Melo (BRA) 26 46
In the US open qualifying 4 Indian players appeared- Sumit, Ramkumar, Prajnesh in men and Ankita in womens. But, only Prajnesh was able to win a round while other 3 went out in first round- all in 3 set match though and those who beat Ramkumar, Prajnesh and Ankita all qualified for main draw.
Photo Credits : Pete Staples
These are their results-
[Q1] Ankita Raina (IND,193) l. Jamie Loeb (USA,194) 36 62 46
[Q1] Sumit Nagal (IND,165) l. Juan Pablo Ficovich (ARG,242) 57 64 36
[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,205) vs Evgeny Donskoy (Rus,153) 64 67(1) 46
[Q1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,156) d. Brayden Schnur (CAN,232) 64 76(5)
[Q2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,156) l. Christopher Eubanks (USA,216), 36 46
Not much success this week but following are results for our players in main draws of ITF tour.
At W25 Vigo, Spain
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,480) d. Alba Rey Garcia (ESP,940) 63 60
[R2] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,480) l. (1) Conny Perin (SUI,255) 36 16
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,479) l. Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (ESP,395) 36 16
At W15 Monsatir, Tunisia
[R1] Humera Baharmus (IND,1237) l. Nana Kawagishi (JPN,1269) 26 57
[R1] Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (IND,1098) d. Alejandra Guttirez (COL,2048) 36 75 63
[R2] Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi (IND,1098) l. (5) Noelia Zeballos Melgar (BOL,703) 16 06
[R1] Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (IND,1144) l. Chiraz Bechri (TUN,777) 26 06
At M25 Trier, Germany
[R1] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,704) l. Marlon Vanken (GER,1134) 67(5) 16
It was an all-Indian affair in J4 event in Chennai, with Chirag Duhan clinching the double crown in Boys’ event and Shruti emerging as Singles champion and doubles runner up.
Winner : Chirag Duhan
Runner-up: Aryan Shah
Boys’ Doubles –
Winner : Chirag Duhan/ Aman Dahiya
Runners-up : Yuvan Nandal / Denim Yadav
Winner: Shruti Ahlawat
Runner-up: Arunkumar Lakshmi Prabha
Winners : Reshma Maruri/ Suhitha Maruri
Runners-up: Shruti Ahlawat /Ruma Gaikaiwari