Indian challenge ends in US Open Qualifiers, Sania Mirza enters semi-finals of Cleveland

New York. In the US Open Qualifiers, Prajnesh Gunneswaran was defeated in straight sets by Christopher Eubanks of America in the second round. With this, India’s singles challenge ended. World number 156 Indian player Prajnesh was defeated by 216th ranked Eubanks 6-3, 6-4. Gunneswaran qualified in the main draw in 2019 where he was defeated in the first round by Daniil Medvedev of Russia.

India’s Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan had to face defeat in the first round. Nagal was defeated 7-5, 4 -6, 6-3 by Juan Pablo Fikovich of Argentina, while Ramkumar was defeated by Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 7 -6, 6-4. Ankita Raina lost to Jamie Loeb of America 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 in the first round of the women’s singles qualifiers.

Sania and McHale pair in Cleveland semi-finals
On the other hand, the pair of Sania Mirza of India and Christina McHale of America reached the semi-finals of the Cleveland Tennis Tournament. Sania and McHale defeated Czech Republic’s Lucie Radeska and China’s Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-3.

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He registered an easy win by redeeming 5 out of 9 break points. Now he will face the pair of Ulrike Ickery of Norway and Katherine Harrison of America. Sania and McHale have not lost a single set in the tournament so far. She defeated Georgia’s Oksana Kalashnikova and Romania’s Andrea Mitu 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

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