Wimbledon Qualifiers: Ankita Raina reaches second round

Ankita Raina beat Turkey's Cagla Büyükakçay 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the Wimbledon qualifiers on Tuesday while Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost to Italy's Lorenzo Sonego at A.

Ankita Raina recorded a straight-set victory over Turkey's Cagla Büyükakçay.   -  Getty Images

India's top-ranked WTA player Ankita Raina reached the second round of the Wimbledon qualifiers by beating Turkey's Cagla Büyükakçay 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Lorenzo Sonego of Italy overcame stiff resistance from Prajnesh Gunneswaran for a 6-7(3), 6-0, 7-5 victory in the pre-quarterfinals of the 507,490 ATP tennis tournament in Antalya, Turkey, on Tuesday. The second round entry fetched 20 ATP points and € 7,490 for Prajnesh.

The results:

Wimbledon women's singles qualifiers: First-round

Ankita Raina (Ind) bt Cagla Büyükakçay 6-4, 6-3

€ 507,490 ATP, Antalya, Turkey

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Lorenzo Sonego (Ita) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-7(3), 6-0, 7-5

$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe

Singles (first round): Ishaque Eqbal bt Ethan Denzel Sibanda (Zim) 6-2, 6-2; Dhruv Sunish bt Aryan Goveas 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5; Michael-John Every (Cuw) bt Yash Yadav 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Guy Orly Iradukunda (Bdi) & Aryan Goveas bt Lucas Catarina (Mon) & Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda (Zim) 6-4, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF women, Naiman, China

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Meiqi Guo & Mei Xu Wu (Chn) Yarden Akler (Isr) & Snehal Mane 6-3, 6-3.


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