Yuki-Divij duo beaten in Tashkent challenger final

Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan were beaten in the doubles final 6-4, 6-2 by second seeds Hans Podlipnik-Castillo Chile and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus

File photo of Yuki Bhambri.   -  AFP

Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan were beaten in the doubles final 6-4, 6-2 by second seeds Hans Podlipnik-Castillo Chile and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Uzbekistan on Friday.

It was a setback for the Indian pair, which had started its campaign by beating the top seeds. The champions collected 125 ATP points and $9,300 and the runners-up had to be content with 75 ATP points and $5,400.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in France, Karman Kaur Thandi overcame the strains of a hamstring pull and a twisted ankle to make the doubles final with Samantha Murray of Britain.


Results

Challenger men, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Doubles (final): Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (Chi) & Andrei Vasilevski (Blr) beat Yuki Bhambri & Divij Sharan 6-4, 6-2.


ITF men, Lagos, Nigeria

Singles (semifinals): Stephan Fransen (Ned) beat Aryan Goveas 6-4, 6-4.
Quarterfinals: Aryan Goveas beat Iliija Vucic (Srb) 7-6(6), 6-0.


ITF women, Cherboug-en-Cotentin, France

Doubles (semifinals): Samantha Murray (GBR) & Karman Kaur Thandi beat Karen Barritza (Den) & Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 6-2, 3-6, 10-7.


ITF women, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale beat Barbora Miklova (Cze) 6-0, 4-1 (retired); YeXin Ma (Chn) beat Nidhi Chilumula 6-4, 6-0.

First round: Rishika Sunkara beat Jennifer Luikham 6-1, 6-1; Pranjala Yadlapalli beat Angelique Svinos (Aus) 6-1, 6-1.

 

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