Krishnakumar Duraiswamy

“With Sania being in the team, everyone was really motivated” – Coach Ankita Bhambri

In a chat with ITD volunteer Krishnakumar Duraiswamy, Indian Fed Cup Team coach Ankita Bhambri shares her experience and thoughts on the historic Fed Cup achievement – Q) How does it feel moving into the World group Playoffs? It’s fantastic. Everybody as a team came together collectively. There was Rutuja, Ankita and obviously Sania, who …

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“I’m glad I was able to see this day” – Sania Mirza ; Player reactions to India’s historic Fed Cup World Group Playoffs qualification

If there ever was an ideal Women’s Day gift, this has to be it. The Indian Fed Cup Team braved out competition from 5 other Asian Women’s Tennis powerhouses to seal their place in the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs, where they will take on Latvia in Latvia on April 17-18, 2020. Reactions from the …

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“These are the moments we sportspersons live for, to play matches like these for the country” – Sania Mirza, after sealing a crucial Fed Cup tie against Chinese Taipei for India

In what was a crucial Fed Cup tie against Chinese Taipei, India emerged victorious after Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina battled for two hours and twenty-four minutes in the decider against a formidable doubles pairing of Latisha Chan and En Shuo Liang 6-4 4-6 6-4. Tie against Indonesia in the final day will be crucial …

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Fed Cup : India edge Korea 2-1 – Photos and Results

India beat Korea 2-1 with ties against Chinese Taipei and Indonesia to come. Results – [R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,433) bt Su Jeong Jang (KOR,309) 75 64[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,160) l Na-Lae Han (KOR,184) 46 06[R3] Sania Mirza (IND)/ Ankita Raina (IND) bt Na-Lae Han (KOR)/ Na Ri Kim (KOR) 64 64 Photos – Sania Mirza/Ankita Raina – Ankita Raina …

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Fed Cup : India beat Uzbekistan 3-0 ; to take on Korea next

India beat Uzbekistan 3-0, with Rutuja emerging as the star of the day, beating former WTA Top 50, Akgul Amanmuradova 2-6 6-2 7-5, before Ankita Raina and Sowjanya Bavisetti/Riya Bhatia ensured a 3-0 win for India. Fed Cup 2020 – Asia/ Oceania Group I, Dubai, UAE Group AIndia bt Uzbekistan 3-0 [R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,433) bt Akgul …

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“I started really well but she stepped up at the crucial moments” – Rutuja Bhosale, after an inspiring performance against the WTA Top 35 Shuai Zhang at the Fed Cup

Putting up a gutsy show, Ankita Raina gave a scare to world number 29 Qiang Wang after Rutuja Bhosale suffered defeat in the first singles as India lost the Fed Cup tie against China after conceding an unassailable 0-2 lead, here on Tuesday. Rutuja fought her heart out before losing 4-6 2-6 to world number …

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