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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...
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...
Maharashtra Open tennis: Yuki Bhambri handed direct entry in men’s singles

Maharashtra Open tennis: Yuki Bhambri handed direct entry in men’s singles

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With a stiff cut-off, other top Indian tennis players like Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran missed out.  Former junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri has received a direct entry to the men’s singles event at the Maharashtra Open 2022 ATP 250 tennis tournament, which starts from January 31 at Pune’s Balewadi Stadium. Yuki Bhambri will enter the main draw under his protective ranking – a provision for ranked players making a comeback after a minimum of six months of injury. Ranked world No. 83 in 2018, Yuki Bhambri competed in all four Grand Slams that year. He struggled with injuries after the US Open and was out of action for over two years. The 29-year-old Yuki Bhambri made a comeback at the Singapore Open in 2021 and is preparing to play in the...