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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel lost in second round.


At ITF W25, Parnu, Estonia (Clay)


[R2] Zeel Desai (IND,576) l. (5) Elena Malygina (EST,414) 36 57
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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I guess Zeel is the only Indian playing on the professional circuit this week and she has at least justified her seeding.

At W15 OBERPULLENDORF, Austria ( Indoor Hard)

[R1] (5) Zeel Desai (IND,590) d. Denise Hrdinkova (CZE,782) 61 62
[R2] (5) Zeel Desai (IND,590) d. (WC) Veronika Bokor (AUT,1318) 60 64

She next meets 3rd seed on QF.

[QF] (5) Zeel Desai (IND,590) vs. (3) Eszter Meri (AUT,571)
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel lost in QF.

At W15 OBERPULLENDORF, Austria ( Indoor Hard)


[QF] (5) Zeel Desai (IND,590) l. (3) Eszter Meri (AUT,571) 36 26
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Congratulations to Zeel for winning only her second ITF title at Jhajjar this week. Her first title was back in 2017 in Gwalior.

These are her results this week-

[R1] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,653) d. Vanessa Ersoz (SWE,992) 64 61
[R2] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,653) d. Sevil Yuldasheva (UZB,1024) 61 62
[QF] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,653) d. Fanny Ostlund (SWE,843) 62 75
[SF] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,653) d. (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,524) 75 62
[F] (4) Zeel Desai (IND,653) d. (Q) Sandiptee Singh Rao (IND,NR) 16 61 64

Zeel has 20 points to defend in February from 2 semi finals and 2 finals in India ITF circuit same time last year. Of which she has now defended 14 from last 2 weeks. Good performance over the next 2-3 weeks will enable her to gain in rankings and then she has nothing to defend for next 2-3 months.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel is playing in Tunisia this week.

At ITF W15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)

[R1] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,685) d. (Q) Sofia Camila Rojas (USA,ITF-1027) 76(3) 64

Next,

[R2] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,685) vs. Karine Marion Job (FRA,1285)
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel lost in the second round against a much lower ranked player. :-(

At ITF W15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)

[R2] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,685) l. Karine Marion Job (FRA,1285) 46 67
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel was the 2nd seed and had lost at the Monastor M15 last week in the first round - 62 16 26 to Sofia Camila Rojas, a 20 year old who is not even ranked in WTA and is outside 1000 in ITF rankings (but Sofia finished runner up, so she is a good player).

This week, Zeel is the third seed and is playing Amira Badawi (EGY,1253). No idea what form Zeel is in.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel won 60 61 over Badawi.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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At the W15 in Monastir, TN, (hard):

[R2] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,683) d. Sara Milanese (ITA,1238), 62 62
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[QF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,683) vs (6) Marie Villet (FRA,732)
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Zeel justifies her seeding and makes it thru to the semi final.

At the W15 in Monastir, TN, (hard):

[QF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,683) d. (6) Marie Villet (FRA,732) 76(11) 60

Next,

[SF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,683) vs. (WC) Angella Okutoyi (KEN,1212)

19 year old Kenyan girl has upset the top seed and fifth seed here and was ranked in top 50 in juniors. Looks a rare talented Kenyan girl.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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[SF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,683) l. (WC) Angella Okutoyi (KEN,1212), 16 67(5)
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Okutoi won the title and became Kenya's first ITF title winner! - ITF News

Zeel is at the W15 in Monastir this week too.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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FWIW—the Kenyan has won Wimbledon junior doubles title.
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

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Easy win for Zeel at this week's Monastir W15. Up next is qualifier Helena Stevic (FRA,1177)

[R1] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,684) d. (WC) Nour Gueblaoui (TUN, ITF-848), 60 60
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Re: Zeel Desai thread

Post by Dinesh »

Zeel decided to open a bakery in Monastir and we love to see it :rofl:

R2 (3) Zeel Desai (IND,684) 6-0 Ret (Q) Helena Stevic (FRA,1177)
QF (3) Zeel Desai (IND,684) vs (5) Ekaterina Shalimova (717)

Hope she continues her fine form.
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