Ankita Raina reaches SF at ITF $25K Balaji Amines Solapur Open

Top seeded Ankita Raina  entered the  singles semifinals and the doubles finals with local girl Prarthana Thombare at the  Balaji Amines  Solapur Open $25000 Women’s Tennis Tournament organised by Solapur District Lawn Tennis Association (SDLTA) and MSLTA under the auspices of the ITF, AITA sponsored by Balaji Amines and to be played at the MSLTA School of Tennis at the Divisional Sports Complex , Solapur.

In the quarter finals top seeded Ankita Raina quelled the challenge of Russian Ekaterina Yashina  7-6(0), 6-3 in 1 hr and 39 mins, in another match featuring Indian player eighth seeded Priska Madelyn Nugroho Indonesia stopped the run of qualifier Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty 6-2, 6-2 to make the semifinal.

Third seeded Anastasia Kulikova Finland scraped past a fighting qualifierMananchaya Sawangkaew 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 in the longest match of the day lasting 2hrs, 12 mins Russian  Daria Kudashova completed the quarter as she downed another qualifier Serbian Katarina Kozarov  6-2, 6-3.

Top seeded Ankita Raina  and Prarthana Thombare outplayed Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty  and Vaidehi Chaudhari  6-3, 6-2 to enter the finals they will now take on second seeds  Priska Madelyn Nugroho  of Indonesia and Russian Ekaterina Yashina  who scraped past Mananchaya Sawangkaew and Lanlana Tararudee  Thailand 6-2, 3-6, 10-5.

Quarterfinal Results: Singles
Ankita Raina (IND)[1] bt Ekaterina Yashina (RUS) [6] 7-6(0), 6-3(1 hr, 39 mins)
Anastasia Kulikova (FIN)[3] bt (Q)Mananchaya Sawangkaew (THA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4(2hrs, 12 mins)
Priska Madelyn Nugroho(INA)[8] bt (Q)Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty(IND) 6-2, 6-2(1 hr, 15mins)
Daria Kudashova (RUS) bt (Q)Katarina Kozarov(SRB)  6-2, 6-3(1 hr 20 mins)

Semifinal Results: Doubles
Ankita Raina (IND)/Prarthana Thombare(IND) [1] bt Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND)/Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND) 6-3, 6-2(1 hr 3mins)

Priska Madelyn Nugroho (IND) /Ekaterina Yashina (RUS) [2] bt Mananchaya Sawangkaew(THA)/Lanlana Tararudee (THA) 6-2, 3-6, 10-5(1hr, 12 mins)

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