Sania reaches Wimbledon mixed doubles semi final, Yuki-Saketh win another challenger title in Portugal : Weekly Round-up for the week starting July 5

ATP/WTA tour

Sania Mirza reached mixed doubles semi final at Wimbledon for the first time in his career, in what most likely to be her last Wimbledon along with Croatian Mate Pavic.

These are her results at Wimbledon-

[R1] (6) Sania Mirza (IND) / Mate Pavic (CRO) d. David Vega Hernandez (ESP) / Natela Dzalamidze (GEO) 64 36 10-3

[R2] (6) Sania Mirza (IND) / Mate Pavic (CRO) d.Ivan Dodig (CRO ) / Latisha Chan (TPE) walkover

[QF] (6) Sania Mirza (IND) / Mate Pavic (CRO) d. (4) John Peers (AUS) / Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN) 64 46 75

[SF] (6) Sania Mirza (IND) / Mate Pavic (CRO) l. (2) Neal Skupski(GBR) / Desirae Krawczyk (USA) 64 57 46

ATP Challenger Tour

Sumit made it to the main draw of a challenger in Germany with his PR and Mukund made it in as a lucky loser in Colombia challenger. Both of them lost in first round though after a decent fight.

Yuki and Saketh won their third challenger title together this year when they won the challenger title in Porto, Portugal. They beat a local Portuguse pair who had won 8 challenger and 1 ATP title in last 1 year in the final. Our other doubles pairs too did decently this week.

These results of our players this week in challengers-

At Braunschweig Challenger 125, Germany (Clay)

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,514) l. Oleksii Krutykh (UKR,279) 67(4) 36

At Bogota Challenger 80, Colombia (Clay)

[Q1] (3) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,451) d. Juan Sabestian Osorio (COL,1319) 63 62

[Q2] (3) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,451) l. (8) Ignacio Monzon (ARG,567) 16 36

[R1] (LL) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,451) vs. Victor Durasovic (NOR,304) 76(8) 26 26

[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedubcheziyan (IND) d. Nick Chappell (USA) / Malek Jaziri (TUN) 75 67(5) 11-9

[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedubcheziyan (IND) l. Nicolas Mejia (COL) / Andres Urrea (COL)

At Porto Challenger 80, Portugal (Hard)

[R1] (4) Purav Raja (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) d. Fabio Coelho (POR) / Goncalo Falcao (POR) 62 76(7)

[R1] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) l. Marek Gengel (CZE) / Patrick Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 67(3) 75 8-10

[R1] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Antonie Bellier (SUI) / Hugo Grenier (FRA) 57 75 10-6

[QF] (4) Purav Raja (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) l. (WC) Pedro Araujo (POR) / Daniel Rodrigues (POR) 63 57 8-10

[QF] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) / Alibek Kachmazov (RUS) 46 64 10-8

[SF] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d.  Marek Gengel (CZE) / Patrick Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 64 76

[F] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. (1) Nuno Borges (POR) / Francisco Cabral (POR) 64 36 10-6

ITF Tour

Ankita Raina and Prathana Thombre played doubles at big ITF 100 in Germany with their respective European partners. Both did well as Prarthana lost in the SF and Ankita in final as they were beaten by top seeded pair which included current Australian open doubles finalist.

These are their results this week –

At W100 Versmold, Germany (Clay)

[R1] (2) Ankita Raina (IND) / Rosalie Van Der Hock (NED) d. Meyer auf der Heide (GER) / Wirges, Angelina (GER) 76(2) 46 10-6

[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Emily Appleton (GBR) d. Vivien Sandberg (GER) / Annick Verhaar (NED) 61 63

[QF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND) / Rosalie Van Der Hock (NED) d. Amina Anshaba (RUS) / Jimenez Kasintseva, Victoria (AND) 63 64

[QF] Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Emily Appleton (GBR) d. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) / Ekaterina Reyngold (RUS) 63 63

[SF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND) / Rosalie Van Der Hock (NED) d. Reka Luca Jani (HUN) / Adrienn Nagy (HUN) 46 61 10-6

[SF] Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Emily Appleton (GBR) l. Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Emily Appleton (GBR) 36 36

[F] (2) Ankita Raina (IND) / Rosalie Van Der Hock (NED) l. (1) Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Arianne Hartono (NED) 76(4) 46 6-10

Ankita moves up to around 134 in doubles rankings now and Prarthana moves up back to India #2 ahead of Ankita around #233.

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