Ankita Raina, representing ONGC, proved just too good for Prerna Bhambri (GAIL) in the women`s singles final and romped to a 6-0, 6-0 title triumph in under an hour at the 33rd PSPB inter-unit tennis tournament here Friday.
India`s challenge in the singles came to an end here thursday as Prerna Bhambri went down tamely to her Kazakh rival Kamila Kerimbayeva in the quarterfinals of the USD 25,000 NECC-ITF women`s tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana courts.
Prerna Bhambri kept the Indian flag flying by making it to the singles quarter-finals of the NECC-ITF women’s $25,000 event at the Deccan Gymkhana here Wednesday while qualifiers Rika Fujiwara from Japan and Israel’s Keren Shlomo also made it to the last eight.
National Champion Prerna Bhambri was today handed a tough draw as she has been pitted against second seed Japanese Misaki Doi in her opening round match of the WTA Indian Open, beginning here on Sunday.
Unseeded Varunya Wongteanchai of Thailand defeated Prerna Bhambri 7-5, 6-3 to move into the second round of the Ashok Kheny $10,000 ITF Bidar Open Women`s futures tennis championship at the Police Training School courts here Tuesday
A gritty Prerna Bhambri clawed her way into the semis of the US$10,000 ITF Gulbarga Open women`s futures tennis championship at the expense of injured Emily Webley Smith of Great Britain here at the Dr. Chandrashekar Patil Stadium Thursday.
Wild card Prerna Bhambri, qualifiers Rishika Sunkara, Nidhi Chilmula and Ankita Raina ended up on the losing side as all four home players lost their first round matches in the QNet Open women`s tennis championship at the KSLTA Stadium here Monday.