India’s Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale storm into the singles semifinals of the ITF Women’s Open

India's Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale storm into the singles semifinals of the ITF Women's Open

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]March 10 (ANI): India’s Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale showed tremendous stamina as they etched out three-set victories to reach the singles semifinals of the ITF Women’s Open at the KSLTA Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

Raina, seeded fourth in the tournament, eased past Dea Herdzelas of Bosnia and Herzegovina 6-1, 6-7 (7), 7-5 while Bhosale defeated eighth-seeded Briton Eden Silva 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Raina will face Bhosale in an all-India semi-final on Saturday.

Earlier, top seed Brenda Fruhvirtova of the Czech Republic also entered the semifinals with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over Indonesia’s sixth seed Madelyne Nugroho. No. 5 seed Dalila Jakupovic also registered an easy 6-2, 6-0 win against Ikumi Yamazaki in the second quarter-final.

“The first set was pretty easy and fast and in the second I was leading 5-3 but I didn’t really take advantage of my chances. Then at 5-5 I broke her serve and held my serve to win the match. I I’m glad that wasn’t a three-set match because physically I wasn’t 100 percent — probably because of the matches and the heat as well. I’m glad I got through,” Fruhvirtova said after her win.

Later in the day, Bhosale and her Swedish partner Jacqueline Awad went down to the first seeded Portuguese pair of Jorge Fransica and Jorge Matilde 6-2, 3-6, 8-10 in the doubles semi-final.

Fransica-Matilde will face the Greek-British couple Valentini Grammatikopoulou and Eden Silva in the final on Saturday. Grammatikopoulou and Silva defeated Dalila Jakupovic of Slovakia and Amandine Hesse of France 6-1, 6-3. (ANI)

Source: sn.dk


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