Rutuja stuns Ratnika, reaches ITF quarters

Rutuja Bhosale stunned national champion Ratnika Batra to enter the quarterfinals of ITF Women`s tournament.

New Delhi: Rutuja Bhosale stunned national champion and doubles partner Ratnika Batra in straight-sets to enter the quarterfinals of the USD 10,000 ITF Women`s tournament Wednesday.

The 15-year-old Mumbaikar beat Ratnika 6-3, 7-6(6) in the pre-quarterfinals at the DLTA complex here. The strapping youngster had defeated the Delhi girl last month in the Asian Junior Championship title.

Rutuja next plays third-seeded Mexican Nadia Abdala who defeated Turkmenistan`s Anastasiya Prenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in another match.
Ashvarya Shrivastava, seeded fourth, saw off Paticia Haas of Austria 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash with eighth-seeded compatriot Prerna Bhambri.

Bhambri thrashed compatriot Nimisha Mohan 6-0, 6-1 in another match.

Second seed Rushmi Chakravarthi outlasted South Korean qualifier Ju-Eun Kim 6-4, 6-2 to set up a quarterfinal fight with sixth-seeded Hae-Sung Kim of South Korea.

Meanwhile, Polish Joanna Nalborska stunned top seed Keren Shlomo of Israel 2-6, 6-0, 7-5.


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