Tennis' Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) by 25 percent to over $2 million annually in order to assist the development of the sport worldwide.
Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna will be awarded the Davis Cup Commitment Award here Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing World Group play-off tie against Serbia, it was announced by International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thursday.
Third seeded Indian pair of Ankita Raina and Sharrmadaa Baluu cruised to the quarterfinals of the USD 25,000 ITF women`s doubles event even as two other Indians made a first round exit, here on Tuesday.
Third seeded Rishika Sunkara survived a close match to get past Swetha Sree Hari 6-7(0), 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the K.S. Narayanan Memorial ITF Women`s Futures tennis tournament here Wednesday.
The opportunity to win his first ITF Futures title in 20 months was lost when Vishnu Vardhan suffered a straight set defeat at the hands of Dutch player Antal Van der Duim in USD 10,000 men`s tournament, here today.
Top seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and second seed Sanam Singh faced stiff resistance from their opponents before prevailing in straight sets in their respective first round matches of the USD 10,000 ITF men`s Futures tournament, here today.