New York Open: Divij Sharan-Artem Sitak pair beats top seeds

The Indo-Kiwi pair beat top seeds Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor in straight sets in the pre-quarterfinals of New York Open.

Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak

Divij Sharan (L) and his New Zealand partner Artem Sitak beat the top-seeded pair of Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor.   -  Getty Images

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand got off to a flying start as the duo beat top seeds Austin Krajicek and Franko Skugor 7-6(3), 6-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $804,180 New York Open.

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In the $275,000 Hua Hin Championships, Ankita Raina started well but Katarzyna Kawa of Poland recovered to record a 3-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory in the first round.

The results

$804,180 ATP, New York, US
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):
Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan bt Austin Krajicek (US) & Franko Skugor (Cro) 7-6(3), 6-3

$275,000 WTA, Hua Hin, Thailand
Singles (first round):
Katarzyna Kawa (Pol) bt Ankita Raina 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):
Piotr Matuszewski (Pol) & David Poljak (Cze) bt Mehlulli Don Ayanda Sibanda (Zim) & Aryan Goveas 7-5, 4-6, [10-2]

$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Singles (first round):
Rishab Agarwal bt Sebastian Prechtel (Ger) 6-3, 6-2

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