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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by bujilover » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:00 pm

Ankita plays Naiktha Bains at the Nottingham WTA Qualifying. From what I see in Naiktha's junior grass-court records, this should not be a struggle for Ankita. Winner gets $1,020 and 12 WTA ranking points. :goodluck:

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by PKBasu » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:23 am

Ankita’s match will be starting in just over half an hour from now!

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by bujilover » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am

Ankita is in the doubles draw at Manchester ITF. Never knew one could play 2 tournaments at the same week (i.e one each for singles & doubles).

Prarthaha is playing with Kumkhum this week. She should finally be able to break the R1 jinx.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by bujilover » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:03 pm

Ankita and Neel just leveled 1-set all in their R1 match at Manchester.

Ingrid NEEL/ Ankita RAINA (USA/IND) 3-6 6-4 Emily APPLETON/Samantha MURRAY (GBR)

The scoreboard was frozen at Neel/Raina 5-0 in the STB. But our pair won :D
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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by bujilover » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:12 pm

bujilover wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am
Ankita is in the doubles draw at Manchester ITF. Never knew one could play 2 tournaments at the same week (i.e one each for singles & doubles).

Prarthaha is playing with Kumkhum this week. She should finally be able to break the R1 jinx.
From the WTA rulebook:
" Playing Singles/Doubles the Same Week in Different Tournaments
A player is allowed to play singles in one (1) Tournament and doubles in another Tournament in the same week, provided the player has been eliminated from one (1) Tournament by the doubles sign-in deadline of the other Tournament. A player may not participate in both Tournaments at the same time."

Smart move from Ankita to get some match practice. I saw her taking the train ride from Nottingham to Manchester on Instagram and she is already back on court winning her R1 doubles match :notworthy:

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by PKBasu » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:42 am

Nice article on Ankita on the official Wimbledon website after her Q1 victory:
http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/art ... g_win.html

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by sameerph » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:15 am

Congratulations to Ankita for winning her 7th ITF title and third at $25K level when she won the $25K title in Nothanburi, Thailand this week.

These are her results this week -

At $25K ITF Women,Nothanburi, Thailand

[R1] (2) Ankita RAINA (IND,214) d. Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,384) 63 67(5) 63
[R2] (2) Ankita RAINA (IND,214) d. (Q) Gabriella DA SILVA FICK (AUS,806) 62 36 60
[QF] (2) Ankita RAINA (IND,214) d. Tamaryn HENDLER (BEL,383) 61 64
[SF] (2) Ankita RAINA (IND,214) d. Na-Lae HAN (KOR,232) 16 75 60
[F] (2) Ankita RAINA (IND,214) d. (4) Risa OZAKI (JPN,243) 62 63

Toughest fight to her was provided by Pranjala in the first round. Good that in the later part of the SF and final she seemed to have hit the peak form.
She had 29 points to defend next week from $60K SF in Turkey last year. So, net she will add 21 points to her total and will be back in top 200, somewhere around 190 in the WTA rankings as on 23rd July.

She will be playing another $25K in Thailand next week.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by jaydeep » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:35 pm

Ankita is playing in China and facing Jia-Qi Kang in the first round ... In the doubles, she is partnering Gasanova and they r facing Chinese pair.

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Jinan, China

[R1] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,195) vs Jia-Qi Kang (CHN,597)

Doubles
[R1] Anastasia Gasanova (RUS)/ Ankita Raina (IND) vs Hanyu Guo (CHN)/ Ying Zhang (CHN)

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by jaydeep » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:42 am

Ankita scored a win in the tight two sets against Jia-Qi Kang in the first round.

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Jinan, China

[R1] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,195) bt Jia-Qi Kang (CHN,597) 76(8) 75

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by jaydeep » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm

Ankita is facing young Taiwani top-300 teenager En Shuo Liang.

In the doubles also Ankita started with a win partnering Gasanova ... They defeated Chinese pair in close straight sets ... Next, they r having a tough match against the 2nd seeds Chinese pair.

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Jinan, China

[R2] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,195) vs En Shuo Liang (TPE,287)

Doubles
[R1] Anastasia Gasanova (RUS)/ Ankita Raina (IND) bt Hanyu Guo (CHN)/ Ying Zhang (CHN) 64 76(6)

[QF] Anastasia Gasanova (RUS)/ Ankita Raina (IND) vs (2) Chen Liang (CHN)/ Qiu Yu Ye (CHN)

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by bujilover » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:24 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:05 pm
Ankita is facing young Taiwani top-300 teenager En Shuo Liang.

[R2] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,195) vs En Shuo Liang (TPE,287)
The young Taiwan teenager ranked #3 in the junior circuit is the reigning AO junior champion. I think this will be a difficult match for Ankita to win. :goodluck:

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by meyyis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:34 pm

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Jinan, China

[R2] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,195) d. En Shuo Liang (TPE,287) : 3-6, 7-6, 6-3

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by suresh » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 pm

It was 7-6(15) in the second set. Apparently Ankita saved 5 match points before winning sets 2 and 3 according to our guys at ITD. :bounce:

Next up:

[QF] Ankita RAINA (IND, 193 ) vs Yafan WANG (CHN, 93)

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by sameerph » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:49 pm

Excellent comeback win by Ankita. She is a fighter for sure and never gives up in a match. Much tougher match against a top 100 local player whom she lost to at Anning in April.

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Re: Ankita Raina thread

Post by PKBasu » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:01 pm

Good job living up to her seeding, especially with that tough win over the reigning AO junior champion.

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