ITF women’s tournament: Karman tumbles in semifinals

The third-seeded Karman bowed to the second seed this time, after having beaten her in three sets in their only previous meeting in Luan, China, in May.

The 20-year-old Karman had won the last tournament in Hong Kong for her maiden singles title in the professional circuit.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Karman Kaur Thandi’s fine run of winning eight singles matches without dropping a set was brought to a halt as she was beaten 6-2, 6-1 by Yuxuan Zhang of China in the semifinals of the $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in China on Saturday.

The third-seeded Karman bowed to the second seed this time, after having beaten her in three sets in their only previous meeting in Luan, China, in May.

The 20-year-old Karman, ranked a career-best 225, had won the last tournament in Hong Kong for her maiden singles title in the professional circuit.

The results:

$25,000 ITF women, Naiman, China Sinlges (semifinals): Yuxuan Zhang (Chn) bt Karman Kaur Thandi 6-2, 6-1.

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