Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosle in semi-finals
India’s Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale stormed into the singles semi-finals of the ITF Women’s Open tennis tournament here on Friday with three-set victories. In the tournament, fourth seed Raina beat Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Dia Herzelas 6-1, 6-7(7), 7-5 while Bhosle beat Britain’s eighth seed Eden Silva 3-6, 7-6(5). , beat 6-4. Raina and Bhosle will face each other in the semi-finals on Saturday. Earlier, top seed Brenda Fruhvirtova of Czech Republic defeated sixth seed Madeline Nugroho of Indonesia 6-0, 7-5 to enter the semi-finals.
Fifth seed Dalila Jakupovic also recorded a comfortable 6-2, 6-0 win against Ikumi Yamazaki in the other quarter-final. Meanwhile, in the semifinals of women’s doubles, Bhosale and his Swedish partner Jacqueline Awad went down 6-2, 3-6, 8-10 to top seeded Portuguese pair of Jorge Francisca and Jorge Matilde.