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Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

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Both players, the only two Indians remaining in the qualifiers, lost their matches in straight sets. Indian tennis players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Yuki Bhambri lost in the second round of qualifiers in the men’s singles at the Australian Open 2022. This brought India’s singles campaign to an end. Both Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina had been ousted in the first qualifying round. Prajnesh Gunneswaran bowed out after losing 6-2, 7-6 to Germany’s Maximilian Marterer on Wednesday. Yuki Bhambri, the 2009 junior Australian Open men’s singles champion, meanwhile, lost 6-1, 6-3 to 20th seed Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic. Prajnesh Gunneswaran has not made the main draw of a Grand Slam since the 2020 Australian Open while Yuki Bhambri’s last Grand Slam appearance was in the...
Zheng Qinwen, Trevisan pull off escapes in Australian Open qualifying

Zheng Qinwen, Trevisan pull off escapes in Australian Open qualifying

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Zheng Qinwen came back from the brink against CoCo Vandeweghe while Martina Trevisan saved a match point against Irina Fetecau on Day 2 of Australian Open qualifying. There were also wins for Kamilla Rakhimova and Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva. By WTA Staff The slew of upsets on Day 1 of Australian Open qualifying seemed to be carrying over into Day 2 as both the in-form Zheng Qinwen and No.2 seed Martina Trevisan came to the brink of defeat. However, No.13 seed Zheng battled back from 5-1 down in the second-set tiebreak to escape former semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 7-6(5), 6-1, and Trevisan fought off a match point to survive Irina Fetecau 5-7, 7-6(10), 6-2 in 3 hours and 9 minutes. Zheng, who reached her first semifinal in just her fourth WTA main draw last week at Melbour...
Sania Mirza- Nadiia Kichenok out of Adelaide International 2 tennis in opening round

Sania Mirza- Nadiia Kichenok out of Adelaide International 2 tennis in opening round

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ndian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her women’s doubles partner Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine lost 6-3, 6-3 to Czech Republic’s Tereza Martincova and Marketa Vondrousova in the first round of the Adelaide International 2 WTA 250 event on Tuesday. Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok, the semi-finalists from last week Adelaide International 1 in Australia, were the second seeds in the tournament. But the unseeded Czech team proved to be a tough challenge with Marketa Vondrousova, the Tokyo Olympics women’s singles silver medallist, in their ranks. After an even start, Tereza Martincova and Marketa Vondrousova broke Sania Mirza- Nadiia Kichenok in the fifth game and built on that to win the first set comfortably. The Indo-Ukrainian pair showed intent in the second set and managed to break the Tere...
Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan win Adelaide International tennis title

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The Indian pair defeated top seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the men’s doubles final. India’s Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the men’s doubles title at the Adelaide International ATP 250 tennis tournament on Sunday after defeating Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo 7-6(6), 6-1 in the final. This was the first time that Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan teamed up on the ATP Tour. The Indian pair was unseeded in the tournament. The triumph marked veteran Rohan Bopanna’s 20th ATP title while for Ramkumar Ramanathan, it was his first. Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan sailed past Bosnia’s Tomislav Brkic and Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez, seeded fourth, in straight sets in the semis but the final against the top-seeded duo of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo...
Bautista Agut Wins Thriller Against Hurkacz, Sends Spain To ATP Cup Final

Bautista Agut Wins Thriller Against Hurkacz, Sends Spain To ATP Cup Final

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Roberto Bautista Agut clinched Spain’s place in the ATP Cup championship match on Friday evening with a thrilling 7-6(6), 2-6, 7-6(5) victory against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz. Russia and Canada will meet on Saturday to earn the other spot in the final. Two years ago, Bautista Agut played a critical role at No. 2 singles (6-0) during his country’s run to the final, which Serbia won. The 33-year-old has again been flawless this edition, winning all four of his matches at No. 1 singles to lead the way for the two-time finalists. "It's a match that I will always remember. I think both of us could get the win today. He also really deserved a lot of good things. But this is our game, this is tennis," Bautista Agut said. "Today I was the one who got the win. I think I also de...
Defending champion Swiatek powers past Azarenka in Adelaide three-setter

Defending champion Swiatek powers past Azarenka in Adelaide three-setter

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Fifth seed and defending champion Iga Swiatek booked her place in the Adelaide International semifinals with a three-set win over Victoria Azarenka. Next up: top seed Ashleigh Barty. No.5 seed Iga Swiatek took another step towards the first title defence of her career at the Adelaide International, overcoming Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 in 1 hour and 57 minutes to reach the semifinals. Swiatek's only previous encounter with Azarenka came in the 2020 US Open third round when she was 19 years old and ranked No.53. Despite an impressive performance, Azarenka was able to advance 6-4, 6-2 en route to her fifth Grand Slam final. Since then, the Pole has established herself firmly at the top of the game, and the bulk of their Adelaide rematch was a pulsating contest of top quality in...
Sania Mirza bows out of Adelaide International tennis

Sania Mirza bows out of Adelaide International tennis

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Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok lost to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders in the WTA 500 event’s women’s doubles semi-finals. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Ukrainian women’s doubles partner Nadiia Kichenok were knocked out in the semi-finals at the Adelaide International 2022 WTA 500 tournament in Australia on Friday. The Indo-Ukrainian pair went down to Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, who is the current world No.1 women’s singles player, and Storm Sanders 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 in the final four clash which lasted one hour and five minutes. Sania Mirza-Nadiia Kichenok had a challenging start to the match as the home team clinched the first set without much difficulty. However, Sania Mirza and Nadiia Kichenok bounced back in the second set after breaking the opponents ea...
Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

Barty storms past Kenin into Adelaide semifinals

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World No.1 Ashleigh Barty thrilled her homeland fans with a powerful victory over former Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday. Barty fired a career-best 17 aces in the match. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty put on a master class on home soil at the Adelaide International 1 on Friday, as the Aussie slammed a career-best 17 aces and knocked out 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin of the United States 6-3, 6-4. Fast facts: Barty came into the match leading her head-to-head with Kenin by 4-2. However, Kenin had notched a hugely important victory over the No.1 in their most recent meeting, when she upset homeland hope Barty in the 2020 Australian Open semifinals en route to her first Grand Slam title. But Barty, who won the inaugural Adelaide t...
Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

Halep, Osaka, Kasatkina book quarterfinal spots at Melbourne 250s

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Second-round action at Melbourne Summer Set 1 saw both No.2 seed Simona Halep and No.1 seed Naomi Osaka breeze into the quarterfinals in around an hour. Meanwhile at Melbourne Summer Set 2, No.3 seed Daria Kasatkina picked up her first win over Madison Keys in eight career meetings. Simona Halep defeated a familiar face at Melbourne Summer Set 1 on Thursday, as the former World No.1 took out her fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals. The No.2 seed was joined later by No.1 seed Naomi Osaka, who dispatched Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-1. "Very happy that I could win this match in this way," Halep said on court, after the clash. "The beginning was a little bit different, so I didn’t feel the ball great, but slowly I started to feel the game, and I ...
Evans & Murray’s Furious Comeback Keeps Alive Great Britain’s SF Hopes

Evans & Murray’s Furious Comeback Keeps Alive Great Britain’s SF Hopes

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Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray battle back to clinch Great Britain's 2-1 tie victory against the United States on Thursday at Qudos Bank Arena. Brits will advance if Germany beats Canada Daniel Evans and Jamie Murray rallied from a set-and-a-break down on Thursday to beat Taylor Fritz and John Isner 6-7(3), 7-5, 10-8, clinching Great Britain's 2-1 win against the United States at the ATP Cup. It was a critical victory for the Brits, whose hopes of making the semi-finals remain alive. If Germany defeats Canada this evening, Great Britain will advance to the last four. If Canada wins that tie, the Canadians will move through to the knockout stages. "We were just hustling. We just kept saying, 'Just try to get the ball back in play, start the point', and tried to use our skills aft...