Rohan Bopanna reaches final at Madrid Masters, Ankita Raina wins doubles title and reaches singles SF in Georgia : Weekly round-up for the week starting May 1

ATP Tour

Rohan Bopanna and Mathew Ebden continued their great 2023 season by reaching Madrid Masters final this week beating world’s top ranked pair on the way. They lost in the final against pair of primarily singles players of Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov.

With this Rohan has moved up to #11 in the ATP doubles rankings his highest spot since 7 years.

These are their results this week-

At the Madrid ATP Masters 1000,

[R1] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matthew Ebden (AUS) d. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)/ Daniel Evans (GBR), 63 76(4)

[R2] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matthew Ebden (AUS) d. Marcelo Melo (BRA)/ Alexander Zverev (GER) 64 16 10-5

[QF] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matthew Ebden (AUS) d. (1) Wesley Koolhof (NED) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 63 62

[SF] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matthew Ebden (AUS) d. (8) Santiago Gonzalez (CJHI) /Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA), 57 76(3) [10-4]

[F] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matthew Ebden (AUS) l. Karen Khachanov (RUS) / Andrey Rublev (RUS) 63 36 3-10

ATP Challenger Tour

In Korea, Mukund went to the second qualifying round but lost against top seed in qualifying second round.

In doubles, pair of Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Aniruddh Chandrashekhar as well as Arjun Kadhe and his partner reached SF but lost to the top 2 seeds there.

At Gwanju Challenger 75, Korea (Hard)

[Q1] (10) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,381) d. Egor Gerasimov (RUS,505) 64 63

[Q2] (10) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,381) l. (1) Omar Jasika (AUS,265), 26 26

[R1] (3) Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND)/ Vijay Sunder Prashant (IND) d. Altug Celikbilek (TUR) / Cem Ilkel (TUR) 75 64

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Jisung Nam (KOR) d. Jaesung Choe (KOR) /Uisung Park (KOR) 64 62

[QF] (3) Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND)/ Vijay Sunder Prashant (IND) d. Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE)/ Tung-Lin Wu (TPE), 57 75 [10-4]
[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Jisung Nam (KOR) d. Ruben Gonzales (PHI)/ Yuta Shimizu (JPN), 60 61

ITF Tour

On ITF tour the action was mainly on the womens side.

In Tbilisi, Georgia, India #1 Ankita Raina and promising Sahaja Yamlapalli played in singles and doubles.

Sahaja had an excellent upset win over 6th seeded Russian in the second round and Ankita took her appointed place in the SF. But, both of them lost to same player Canadian Stacy Fung who went on to win the title.

Ankita went on to win the doubles title along with her Georgian partner Ekaterina Gorgodze .

After this title Ankita goes up in singles rankings to #218 and doublea ranking back in top 150 at #149.

These are their singles results in Georgia-

[R1] Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,483) d. (WC) Nino Natsvlishvili (GEO,1111), 64 57 63

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,224) d. Daria Khomutsianskaya (BLR,653) 63 57 61

[R2] Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,483) d. (6) Anastasia Zolotareva (RUS,264) 75 63

[R2] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,224) d. Anna Brogan (GBR,359) 26 76(9) 60

[QF] Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,483) l. Stacy Fung (CAN,321) 06 46

[QF] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,224) d. Ekaterina Gorgodze  (GEO,345) 76(4) 63

[SF]  (3) Ankita Raina (IND,224) l. Stacy Fung (CAN,321) 26 26

Karman Kaur Thandi started her comeback trail after 3 months injury break by playing in qualifying of W60 in Prague. She qualified with 2 good wins in the qualifying and a win in the main draw before losing in the second round against 4th seed from Spain.

These are her results this week-

At Prague W60, Czech Republic (Clay)

[Q1] (2) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,278) d. Jana Vanik (GER,NR) 63 63

[Q2] (2) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,278) d. (10) Julie Struplova (CZE,453) 76(4) 63

[R1] (Q) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,278) d. (Q) Ivana Sebestova (CZE,658) 60 63

[R2] (Q) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,278) l. (4) Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (ESP,182) 46 36

Rutuja Bhosale continued her stint in Nottingham for third week. She had a double bagle first round win but lost in second round against 17 year Austalian who went on to reach the final,

These are her results this week-

At Nottingham W25, England (Hard)

[R1] (8) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,403) d. (LL) Elina Popescu (ROM,ITF-1621) 60 60

[R2] (8) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,403) l. (Q) Taylah Preston (AUS,725), 26 36

In Tunisia 18 year Vaisnavi Adkar had another very good week as she qualified and made it to the SF this week after QF finish last week.

These are her results this week.

At Monastir W15, Tunisia (Hard)

[Q1]  Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-662)  bye

[Q2] Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-662)  d. Sarah Berry (CAN,NR) 64 61

[Q3] Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-662)  d. (5) Viktoria Veleva (BUL,ITF-241) 62 62

[R1] Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-944) d. Jiayu Xu (CHN,ITF-1342)  60 61

[R2] Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-944) d. Elena Karner (AUT,1258) 62 64

[QF] Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-944) d. Hanna Bougouffa (FRA,ITF-691)  61 60

[SF] (Q) Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,ITF-662) l. (3) Julia Stamatova (BUL,780) 46 26

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