Chakravarthi loses singles quarters, runners-up in doubles

New Delhi: Veteran Rushmi Chakravarthi could
not progress beyond quarter-finals in the singles and ended
runners-up in the women`s doubles event of the USD 10,000 ITF
tournament in Kuchings, Malaysia.

Chakravarthi, only surviving Indian in the singles, lost
her last-eight contest 5-7, 0-6 to her doubles partner Elodie
Rogge-Dietrich of France.

She later reached the final of the doubles event but
could not win the title.

The top seeded pair lost 3-6, 2-6 to second seeds Sandy
Gumulya of Indonesia and Sabina Sharipova of Uzbekistan in the
summit clash.

Chakravarthi and Sania Mirza had won the bronze medal in
the women`s doubles event of the recently concluded
Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Earlier, Rishika Sunkara, Sowjanya Bavisetti, Nimisha
Mohan and Kanika Vaidya had lost at different stages in the
singles event.


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