Ankita goes down fighting to Yingying Duan

However, Ankita Raina reached the doubles quarterfinals with her Korean partner.

Ankita Raina won the second set after losing the first, to send the her match against Yingying Duan into a deciding set.   -  PTI

Qualifier Ankita Raina went down fighting in three sets to fifth seed Yingying Duan of China in the first round of the $125,000 WTA event in China. Ankita converted five of 19 breakpoints, while her opponent broke serve seven times from 10 breakpoints that she forced.

Ankita, however, made the doubles quarterfinals with a Korean partner.

The results:

$50,000 Challenger men, Nanchang, China Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mao-Xin Gong & Ze Zhang (Chn) bt Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3, 5-7, 13-11.

$25,000 ITF men, Bukhara, Uzbekistan Singles (first round): Yaraslava Shyla (Blr) bt Shahbaaz Khan 6-2, 6-2; Manuel Pena Lopez (Arg) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 7-6(4).

$125,000 WTA, Zhengzhou, China Singles (first round): Duan Yingying (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jang Su Jeong (Kor) & Ankita Raina bt Tian Ran & Zhang Kai-Lin (Chn) 6-1, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Valeriya Pogrebnyak (Rus) & Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Polina Goloputova (Kaz) & Milana Maslenkova (Uzb) 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Sai Samhitha bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-4, 6-1; Alicia Barnett (GBR) bt Snehadevi Reddy 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Fatma Al Nabhani (Oma) & Kanika Vaidya bt Madeleine Kobelt (US) & Nudnida Luangnam (Tha0 7-6(3), 6-2; Sai Samhitha & Nidhi Chilumula bt Lily Clements-Markham (Aus) & Pamela Montez (US) 6-4, 7-5; Melanie Klaffner (Aut) & Anna Morgina (Rus) bt Shelby Talcott (US) & Snehadevi Reddy  2-6, 6-4, 10-7.


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