Fed Cup 2020

“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 …

“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 Read More »

“I had to win for India, I kept fighting” – Rutuja Bhosale, after saving 3 MPs to beat Yang from Chinese Taipei.

Rutuja Bhosale has been on a blistering form over the week winning very crucial Fed Cup singles rubbers to give India the lead in the Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers. She had a big match against the fifteen year old, Yang Ya Yi, from Chinese Taipei which went on for over 3 hours, and she emerged …

“I had to win for India, I kept fighting” – Rutuja Bhosale, after saving 3 MPs to beat Yang from Chinese Taipei. Read More »

“I need to continue playing the way I am playing” – Rutuja Bhosale, after the Korea tie.

Rutuja Bhosale has been very impressive in the current edition of the Fed Cuo Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers. She gave a tough fight against Shuai Zhang of China and battled hard to win against the veteran Akgul Ammanmuradova of Uzbekistan and Su Jeong Jang of South Korea. Here, she describes her thoughts regarding her matches …

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“If the rubber is dead, there is no point in playing Sania” – Vishaal Uppal, Indian Fed Cup Team Captain.

Indian Fed Cup team is soaring high at the ongoing Asia/Oceania Group I qualifiers to clinch a spot at the World Group Play-Offs. India has now beaten Uzbekistan and Korea, after conceding defeat in the opening tie against China. Team ITD had a brief chat with the captain of the team, Mr. Vishal Uppal, to …

“If the rubber is dead, there is no point in playing Sania” – Vishaal Uppal, Indian Fed Cup Team Captain. Read More »

“We are taking it match by match” – Riya Bhatia, who partnered Sowjanya Bavisetti, in the doubles win over Uzbekistan at the Fed Cup 2020.

(To Sowjanya Bavisetti) So yesterday was your Fed Cup debut. After years of hard work you finally made it here? Your thoughts on it? It is always an honor to play for the country and it has been my dream. I mean, I have always wanted to win the Nationals, and then if you win …

“We are taking it match by match” – Riya Bhatia, who partnered Sowjanya Bavisetti, in the doubles win over Uzbekistan at the Fed Cup 2020. Read More »

“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 …

“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 Read More »