Ankita bows out of French Open qualifiers

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Ankita Raina couldn’t go previous the second round on the French Open qualifiers, struggling a straight set defeat in opposition to Japan’s Kurumi Nara, right here on Thursday.

Ankita, India’s high singles player, misplaced the second round contest 3-6 2-6 in a single hour and 21 minutes.

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“It (match) was not bad. I had chances in my service game but she returned very well today. If I had converted those games, then it would have been different. Also there were windy conditions today,” Ankita mentioned after her match.

Ankita’s defeat signifies that no Indian will compete within the singles foremost draw of the clay court docket Grand Slam.

Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran have already bowed out of the lads’s singles qualifiers.

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will compete within the males’s doubles with their respective companions.

[Attribution HT.]

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