$125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:24 pm

I'm impressed - Ankita wins the first set 62!

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Saniapower » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:25 pm

Karman will get a double bagel from this Ankita. She will not win double digit points either.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:27 pm

Apparently, everyone's been talking about the slowness of the courts.

It may explain how Jakupovic upset Carol Zhao who is in the form of her life.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:33 pm

Ankita leads 62 30!

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:55 pm

62, 62, and Ankita makes the QF!

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by meyyis » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:59 pm

[R2] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) d. Peangtam Plipuech (THA,245) : 6-2, 6-2

Ankita breaks Plipeuch in the sixth game to lead 4-2 in the first set.
Ankita breaks Plipeuch again in the eight game to bag the first set 6-2.
Ankita quickly raced to a 3-0, 4-1, 5-1 lead before getting broken in the sixth game for 5-2.
She breaks back immediately to seal the match at 6-2.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by meyyis » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:02 pm

Next she faces Amandine Hesse from France in the QF.

[QF] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) vs. Amandine Hesse (FRA,256)

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm

The draw is being kind to Ankita, feeding her one unseeded player after another. I will try to attend the QFs!

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by sameerph » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:15 pm

I watched the end of First set and the second set at the venue today.

Ankita was hitting winners all the way. Her opponent was trying to slow the pace but Ankita was up to it. Excellent win.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by Omkara » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:20 pm

Loss of no1 status fired her up. Good win

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by jaydeep » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:20 pm

Really happy for Ankita ... Good to see she is utilized home court advantage.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by jayakris » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:51 pm

I didn't watch Ankita's match, but what a run by her!! I guess nobody has a doubt now, about who the real #1 in India is. Karman may get there some day, but has some ways to go.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by sameerph » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:00 pm

Yes, in live rankings, Ankita is now 277 ahead of Karman at 288 with 20 points lead for Ankita. Also Karman has more points defend in next couple of months than Ankita. So, it looks like Ankita has a pretty good chance of retaining this # 1 spot for next few months now.

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by PKBasu » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:23 pm

Great to see the India #1 take full advantage of the home tournament. Given the form she is in, the QF should be an easy win too. Go Ankita!!

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Re: $125K WTA Mumbai Open, Nov. 20-26, 2017

Post by sameerph » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Ankita's match is about to start here in Mumbai.

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