Divij Sharan reaches semifinals in Antwerp

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand made the doubles semifinals of the €686,080 ATP tennis tournament in Belgium, by outplaying Mackenzie Mcdonald of the US and Cameron Norrie of Britain for the loss of three games.

In the semifinals, the Indo-Kiwi combination will challenge the second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edourd Roger-Vasselin of France. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand made the doubles semifinals of the €686,080 ATP tennis tournament in Belgium, by outplaying Mackenzie Mcdonald of the US and Cameron Norrie of Britain for the loss of three games.

In the semifinals, the Indo-Kiwi combination will challenge the second seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edourd Roger-Vasselin of France.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran accelerated his good run by outplaying Chung Yunseong of Korea 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the $150,000 Challenger in China. In the doubles, Prajnesh in partnership with Arjun Kadhe was beaten in the semifinals by the second seeds Mao-Xin Goong and Ze Zhang of China.

Seeded No.1 with Antonio Sancic of Croatia, Purav Raja made the doubles final in the Challenger in Germany.

In the ITF women’s circuit, Ashmitha Easwaramurthi did well to make the doubles final with Yu-Ting Hsieh of Chinese Taipei in Egypt.

The results

€ 686,080 ATP, Antwerp, Belgium

Doubles (quarterfinals): Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan bt Mackenzie Mcdonald (US) & Cameron Norrie (GBR) 6-1, 6-2.

€ 686,080 ATP, Stockholm, Sweden

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Julien Benneteau & Lucas Pouille (Fra) bt Ariel Behar (Uru) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-0, 4-6, [10-3].

$150,000 Challenger men, Ningbo, China

Singles (quarterfinals): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Chung Yunseong (Kor) 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles (semifinals): Mao-Xin Gong & Ze Zhang (Chn) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran & Arjun Kadhe 7-6(4), 6-2; Quarterfinals: Prajnesh Gunneswaran & Arjun Kadhe bt Sriram Balaji & Saketh Myneni 6-3, 2-6, [10-7].

€43,000 Challenger men, Ismaning, Germany

Doubles (semifinals): Antonio Sancic (Cro) & Purav Raja bt Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (Aut) 6-4, 6-4; Quarterfinals: Antonio Sancic & Purav Raja bt Tomislav Brkic (BIH) & Ante Pavic (Cro) 7-5, 6-2.

$100,000 ITF women, Suzhou, China

Doubles (quarterfinals): Hanyu Guo & Fang Ying Xun (Chn) bt Jacqueline Cako (US) & Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-7(4), [10-8].

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Doubles (semifinals): Yu-Ting Hsieh (Tpe) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Ola Abou Zekry (Egy) & Linnea Malmqvist (Swe) 6-2, 6-7(2), [10-6].

Quarterfinals: Yu-Ting Hsieh & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Lamis Al Hussein Abdel Aziz (Egy) & Maria Patrascu (Can) 6-0, 3-6, [10-7].