Sunkara beats top seed, enters Asian Junior semis
New Delhi: Seventh seed Indian Rishika Sunkara pulled off a major upset by beating top seed Eri Hozumi of Japan and entered girls` singles semifinal of ITF Asian Junior Tennis Championship at the RK Khanna Complex.
Sunkara, who was the only Indian to enter final-four stage of the girls` singles, quelled some early challenges before getting the better of her Japanese opponent 7-6 (2), 6-0.
Chinese second seed Ran Tian, her compatriot Lin Zhu (seeded fifth) and ninth seed Miho Kowase of Japan are the other semifinalists of the tournament, also a test event for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games.
Results of Girls Singles Quarterfinals:
Rishika Sunkara (IND)  beat Eri Hozumi (JPN)  7-6 (2), 6-0
Miho Kowase (JPN)  beat Zi Yang (CHN)  5-7, 6-2, 6-1 Lin Zhu (CHN)  beat Miyu Kato (JPN)  6-3, 6-2 Ran Tian (CHN)  beat Sabina Sharipova (UZB)  4-6, 7-5, 6-1.