Indian sports news wrap, January 24

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on January 24, 2023.

Qualifier Harithashree Venkatesh beat Aanya Choubey of USA

Qualifier Harithashree Venkatesh beat Aanya Choubey of USA | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports on January 24, 2023.

Tennis

ITF Juniors: Qualifier Venkatesh beats USA’s Choubey

Qualifier Harithashree Venkatesh beat Aanya Choubey of USA 6-1, 6-2 in the girl’s first round of the ITF junior tennis tournament at the Indore Tennis Club on Tuesday.

The results (first round)
Boys: Tanussh Ghildyal bt Vishal Prakash 6-3, 7-5; Arya Ganapathy bt Sriniketh Kannan 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Pratyakssh bt Aradhya Kshitij 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Sandilya Pullela bt Adhiraj Thakur 6-1, 6-1.
Girls: Harithashree Venkatesh bt Aanya Choubey (USA) 6-1, 6-2; Raja Sarvagnya Kilaru bt Saily Thakkar 3-6, 6-2, 6-4; Sohini Mohanty bt Aleena Farid 6-1, 6-2; Nainika Bendram bt Saanvi Misra 6-0, 6-0.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

AITA Women’s Tennis: Medhavi beats Bhumika in pre-quarters

Sixth seed Medhavi Singh overcame a slow start to beat Bhumika Rohilla 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the pre-quarterfinals of the Rs.100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Tuesday.

In the quarterfinals, Medhavi will challenge top seed Himanshika Singh who has dropped only three games in all in the first two rounds.

The results (pre-quarterfinals)
Himanshika Singh bt Arsheen Sappal 6-1, 6-1; Medhavi Singh bt Bhumika Rohilla 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Bhumika Tripathi w.o. Rachita Talwar; Samriti Punyani bt Ananya Dhankhar 7-5, 6-3; Himadri Kashyap bt Diya Tyagi 6-1, 6-1; Kavya Khirwar bt Manshi Singh 6-2, 6-0; Yashika bt Shambhavi Rawat 6-0, 6-3; Sachi Sharma bt Breshna Khan 6-0, 6-0.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

Karman Kaur Thandi bounces back to register win

Karman Kaur Thandi bounced back from hard start to beat Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the NECC $40,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana on Tuesday.

Ankita Raina sailed into the second round as Shrivalli Bhamidipaty retired after three games owing to illness.

National champion Vaidehi Chaudhari went down, in three sets after a strong start, to En-Shuo Liang of Chinese Taipei.

Vaishnavi Adkar failed to capitalise on a 5-4 lead and lost in straight sets to qualifier Tina Smith of Australia.

Qualifier Eri Shimizu of Japan upset the fifth seeed Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3.

The results:

Singles (first round): Tatjana Maria (Ger) bt Ekaterina Malakova 6-2, 6-3; Tina Smith (Aus) bt Vaishnavi Adkar 7-6(2), 6-2; Irina Khromacheva bt Akanksha Nitture 6-1, 6-1; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-1; Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) bt Funa Kozaki (Jpn) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; Ankita Raina bt Shrivalli Bhamidipaty 3-0 (retired); Valeria Savinykkh bt Ekaterina Yashina 6-1, 6-3; Emily Welker (Ger) bt Anastasia Sukhotina 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(1); En-Shuo Liang (Tpe) bt Vaidehi Chaudhari 2-6, 6-1, 6-1; Anastasia Tikhonova bt Saki Imamura 6-1, 6-1; Eri Shimizu (Jpn) bt Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-3; Zhibek Kulambayeva (Kaz) bt Ekaterina Reyngold 0-6, 6-2, 7-6(4); Daria Kudashova bt Ziva Falkner (Slo) 7-5, 6-3; Nigina Abduraimova (Uzb) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) 6-2, 6-0.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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