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I am surprised to find out that both KKT and AR got married late last year. I guess it was because I was going through some personal issues in Nov so missed all the news.
In fact, I was wondering about Ankita just last week, as she is in her 30s. So good to see that.


I feel women players generally change focus after they get married. Either because they want to or because they have to. Let's see what happens in their cases.
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Ankita and Prarthana received a main draw wildcard to the Dubai WTA 1000 doubles as well. They draw a tough pairing of Shuko Aoyama/Aleksandra Krunic.
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Ankita has sadly been in free fall, form-wise, since she got married in late-December. I hope she can stem the downturn soon.
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PKBasu wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:20 pm Ankita has sadly been in free fall, form-wise, since she got married in late-December. I hope she can stem the downturn soon.
She's probably mentally moved to the next phase of her life. If so, best wishes to her.
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Sanjay wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2024 4:01 pm I feel women players generally change focus after they get married. Either because they want to or because they have to. Let's see what happens in their cases.
Is this just a feeling on one fine day or do you have people in mind? Who in the past went through a fall in their play after getting married?
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Ankita lost the R1 at the W50 in Kashiwa (JPN) today, 67(1) 64 67(1) to a former #186 player, Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE,356)... Ankita had beaten her at Indore last month by a 16 67(7) score, and had beaten her once 9 years ago by that exact score, but Ya-Hsuan turned the tables this time, even after Ankita served for the match at 5-3 in the third set. Ankita has again lost a bit of her edge that she had regained last year.

Ankita and Chia Yi Tsao (TPE) are the second seeds and won 62 61 over Yu-Yun Li (TPE) and Hong Yi Cody Wong (HKG) in the doubles R1 there.
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And with that loss today, Ankita is down to 254 in live rankings. A little outside where one would expect the cut at French open qualifying which has a cut off date of April 29.

Ankita has no points to defend till that date now but need to pick up a few before cut off date. Next week, Ankita will be with Indian team for BJKC cup. So, 2 more weeks left after that for Ankita to make some points.
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At the W50 in Kashiwa (JPN) 2nd seeds Ankita and Chia Yi Tsao (TPE) moved into the SF with a 63 63 win over Sohyun Park (KOR)/ Naho Sato (JPN)... Unseeded Aussies Talia Gibson and Priscilla Hon, up next in the SF on Friday.
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At the ITF W50 in Kashiwa,

[SF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Chia Yi Tsao (TPE) d. Talia Gibson (AUS)/ Priscilla Hon (AUS), 46 76(4) 10-6
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[F] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Chia Yi Tsao (TPE) vs (3) Madeleine Brooks (GBR)/ Eudice Wong Chong (HKG)
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At the ITF W50 in Kashiwa (Hard), a doubles title for Ankita!

[F] (2) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Chia Yi Tsao (TPE) d. (3) Madeleine Brooks (GBR)/ Eudice Wong Chong (HKG) 64 64
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Ankita won a title in Kashi, wah!!! :tomato:
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Another disappointing one sided loss for Ankita in first round of W50 in Georgia, She lost Catherine Harrison (USA,485) 26 06.

Her game seems to be totally off right now.
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Ankita is in complete meltdown since her wedding, sadly. She needs to regroup, take a bit of time off and come back stronger.
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Another first round loss for Ankita.

At ITF W50 in Lopota, Georgia,

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,258) l. Daria Kudashova (RUS,600) 46 64 67(5)
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Time for Ankita to focus on doubles. There is really no point in playing singles, unless things improve fairly quickly, like in a month or two. If not, quit and save your body for 3-4 (or more) years of good doubles.
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