Rohan and Sania reach QF at Miami, Ankita wins doubles title in Australia : Weekly round-up for week starting March 28


Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza made the QF of mens doubles and womens doubles respectively at Miami Masters 1000 ATP event. This was the best run by Indian players at this level event in some time. On the way Rohan Bopanna along with Dennis Shapovalov upset the top pair in the world.

Rohan- Shapo upset top seeds in Miami

These are their results this week-

At ATP/WTA 1000, Miami, USA

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND,30) / Dennis Shapavolov (CAN,72) d. Marcelo Arevalo (ESA,26) / Jean-Julien Roger (NED,24) 67(5) 62 10-3
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND,30) / Dennis Shapavolov (CAN,72) d. (1) Nikola Mektic (CRO,3) / Mate Pavic (CRO,1)

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND,50) / Kirsten Flipkens (BEL,315) d. Leylah Farnabdez (CAN,22) / Ingrid Neel (USA,78) 63 76(2)
[R2] Sania Mirza (IND,50) / Kirsten Flipkens (BEL,315) d. (7) Demi Schurrs (NED,16) / Desirae Krawczyk (USA,21)

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND,30) / Dennis Shapavolov (CAN,72) l. (6) Wesely Koolhof (NED,17) / Neal Skupski (GBR,16) 16 26

[QF] Sania Mirza (IND,50) / Kirsten Flipkens (BEL,315) l. Zaoxuan Yang (CHN,34) / Ekatarina Alexandrova (RUS,54) 36 67(4)

ATP Challenger Tour

Mukund played and lost in first round of singles qualifying while 3 Indian players played with different partners in different tournaments but lost in first round. Only success at challenger level this week was for the new pairing of Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Aniruddha Chandrashekar who upset the fourth seeds in the first round before going down in QF.

These are summarised results at challenger level-

At St. Brieuc Challenger 80, France (Hard)

[R1] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. (4) Neil Oberleitner (AUT) / David Pichler (AUT) 57 72 10-8

[QF] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) l. Theo Arribage (FRA) / Harold Mayot (FRA) 16 36 6-10

At Lugano Challenger 80, Switzerland(Indoor hard)

[R1] Purav Raja (IND) / Ruben Gonzeles (PHI) l. Pavel Kotov (RUS) / Devid Poljak (CZE) 67(2) 62 6-10

At Oeiras 1 Challenger 80 , Portugal (Clay)

[R1] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Marco Bortolotti (ITA) l. Sanjar Fayziev (UZB) / Markos Kalovelonis (GRE) 64 57 7-10

At Pereira Challenger 80 , Colombia (Clay)

[R1] (3) Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) / Fernando Romboli (BRA) l. Gilbert Killer Junior (BRA) / Felipe Meligeni Rodrigues Alves (BRA) 46 67(4)

ITF Tour

This week our women players continued in Australia on clay in Canberra. Good results for Ankita and Sowjanya here as Ankita made the singles QF coming thru qualifying and won the doubles title. Sowjanya also came thru the qualifying and reached the singles second round.

At ITF W60 Canberra (Clay)

[Q1] Ankita Raina (IND,323) d. (4) Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS,506) 75 63

[Q1] (11) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,649) d. Isabella Bozocevic (AUS,1400) 63 63

[Q2] Ankita Raina (IND,323) d.(12) Shiho Akita (JPN,671) 67(7) 63 11-9

[Q2] (11) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,649) d. (8) Tina Nadine Smith (AUS,575)  75 67(8) 10-8

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,323) d Kayla Day (USA,349) 62 63
[R1] Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,649) d Zoe Hives (AUS,520) 26 64 10 (retired)
[R1] Pranjala Yadalaplli (IND,631) l. (8) Yuki Naito (JPN,224) 06 46

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,323) d. (7) Na-Lae Han (K0R,210) 63 64
[R2] Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,649) l. (2) Su Jeong Jang (KOR,179) 16 26

[QF] Ankita Raina (IND,323) l. (2) Su Jeong Jang (KOR,179) 57 36

[R1] (1) Ankita Raina (IND) / Arina Rodinova (AUS) d. Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (AUS) / Taylah Preston (AUS) 64 64
[QF] (1) Ankita Raina (IND) / Arina Rodinova (AUS) d. Naiktha Bains (AUS) / Yuki Naito (JPN) 67(2) 63 10-7
[SF] (1) Ankita Raina (IND) / Arina Rodinova (AUS) d. (3) Destanee Aiva (AUS) / Olivia Tjandramulla (AUS) walkover

[F] (1) Ankita Raina (IND) / Arina Rodinova (AUS) d. Fernanda Contreras Gomez (MEX) / Alana Parnaby (AUS) 46 62 11-9

ITF Junior Tour

ITF junior circuit continued in India with last 2 tournaments in last 2 weeks.

Last week at Bhilai J5, boys singles title went to 17 year old Akarsh Gaonkar and girls singles title to Indian-American 16 year old Saina Deshpande.

This week at Madurai J5, boys singles title for 14 year old Rethin Pranav, girls title to 16 year old Laxmi Prabha, third consecutive title for her in 3 weeks that she played in this series.

SF, F and title for Rethin in 3 weeks that he played here. One to keep an eye on.

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