Ankita ends runner-up in ITF Futures

Updated: Jul 07, 2012, 18:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Home favourite Ankita Raina had to be content with a runner-up finish after losing the final of the ITF Futures tournament in straight sets to Japanese third seed Miyabi Inoue, on Saturday.

Ankita went down 2-6 2-6 in the women singles final of the USD 10,000 tournament.

The eighth seed Indian struggled with her serve throughout the match. She attacked Inoue`s serve but the Japanese managed to come up with quality down the line winners on most of the tight situations.

"I am overall happy with my performance in these two tournaments. I could have played a lot better today. But I would learn from these mistakes and improve the next time I play her," she said.

Ankita had won a double crown a fortnight ago and reached the singles final and doubles semifinal this week.