MELBOURNE: India’s leading-rated women’s participant Ankita Raina moved to the ultimate round of the Australian Open Qualifiers with a gutsy three-established get about environment variety 118 Katarina Zavatska but it was curtains for Ramkumar Ramanathan in the men’s singles.
In the women’s singles qualifiers becoming held in Dubai, Ankita overcame a 2nd-established lapse to acquire 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the next round from the Ukrainian.
The match lasted two hours and 20 minutes.
It is Ankita’s sixth endeavor to crack the singles key draw of a Grand Slam and she is now just a person win absent from creating record.
Only Nirupama Vaidyanathan and Sania Mirza have competed in the women’s singles main attract of a Grand Slam from India until day.
Nirupama had attained the 2nd round of the Australian Open up in 1998 whilst Sania give up competing in the singles group in 2012.
In the men’s singles being held in Doha, Ramkumar lost his next round 3-6, 2-6 to Chinese Taipei’s Tung-Lin Wu in 69 minutes.