Sania Mirza wins her 43rd career doubles title,breaks back into the top-75 : Week of 20th Sep – Indian Tennis Roundup


Sania Mirza had the most successful week since her another comeback this year when she won WTA Ostrava title along with her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang. This is her 43rd WTA Doubles title and her second one post maternity break. This win also brought Mirza into the top-75 in the WTA rankings (WTA #62). She also overtakes Raina as the Indian no.1 doubles player.

Photo Credits – PERINVEST / Pavel Lebeda ( / @jtbankaostravaopen

These are her results this week-

At WTA 250, Ostrava , Czeck Republic

[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. Emina Bektas (USA) / Tara Moore (GBR) 67(3) 75 10-7

[QF] (2) Sania Mirza (IND) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Lidziya Marozava (CZE) 63 36 10-6

[SF] (2) Sania Mirza (IND) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. (4) Eri Hozumi (JPN) / Makoto Ninomiya (JPN) 62 75

[F] (2) Sania Mirza (IND) / Shuai Zhang (CHN) d. Kaitlyn Christian (USA) / Errin Routliffe (AUS) 62 63

Divij Sharan lost in first round of ATP tournament in France.

At Moselle Open, Metz, France (Hard)

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Jonny O’Mara (GBR) l. Hunter Resse (USA) / Sam Verbeek (NED) 63 36 8-10

Divij is now ranked 109 in doubles rankings and has further big points to defend in next couple of weeks. So, he will find it hard to make it to the ATP main draws now and will have to make it back up from the challenger tour.

ATP Challenger Tour

Ramkumar made it to the QF of a challenger on indoor hard courts in Switzerland getting a couple of very good wins over in-form players before losing his third consecutive match against British Liam Broady who went on to win the title. Arjun and his French partner reached the quarterfinals in Switzerland.

Prajnesh won a round in a US challenger but Mukund lost in first round of the same challenger. Sumit Nagal lost a heartbreaking match to 🇮🇹 Lorenzo GiustinoSumit led 4-0 in the 3rd set before his movement got severely hampered.

These are the results of our players in challengers this week-

At Biel Challenger, Switzerland ( indoor hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,192) d. (4) Thomas Machach (CZE, 138) 62 63.

[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,192) d. Mats Moraing (GER,175) 62 63

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,192) l. (5) Liam Broady (GBR,139) 67(3) 26

 [R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Maxime Janvier (FRA) d. Tosihide Matsui (JPN) / Kaito Uesugi (JPN) 76(4) 76(3)

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Maxime Janvier (FRA) l. (4) Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) / Daniel Masur (GER) 46 46

At Tennis Ohio Championships, Columbus, Ohio, USA (Hard)

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,167) d. (Q) Alekander Kovacevic (USA,364) 36 63 75

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,392) l. (7) J. J. Wolf (USA,196) 36 26

[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,167) l. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN,226) 16 46

ITF Tour

In the ITF tour, Zeel Desai made it to the QF of an ITF event in Tunisia. These are results of our players in the circuit this week.

M15 Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (first round): Ryotaro Matsumura (Jpn) bt Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 6-3, 7-6(1)

Ajeet Rai (Nzl) bt Niki Poonacha 7-6(1), 7-6(5).

M15 Cairo, Egypt

Singles (first round): Rishab Agarwal bt Faris Zakaryia (Egy) 7-6(6), 6-3; Zachary Eisinga (Ned) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Edorado Lavagno (Ita) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-2, 7-5; Francesco Passaro (Ita) bt Atharva Sharma 6-2, 6-0.

W15 Monastir, Tunisia

Singles (first round): Eszter Meri (Svk) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-3, 6-3. Zeel Desai bt Weronika Baszak (Pol) 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-3; Marie Villet (Fra) bt Sravya Shivani 6-3, 6-2.

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Zeel Desai bt Anouk Koevermans (Ned) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1;

Singles (quarterfinals): Clara Vlasselaer (Bel) bt Zeel Desai 7-6(3), 6-4.

W15 Cairo, Egypt

Singles (first round): Anastasia Zolotareva (Rus) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-3, 6-0.

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