Qualifier Somdev Devvarman defeated lucky-loser Rhyne Williams of the US 7-5, 6-1 in the first round of the $1,546,590 Citi Open ATP tennis tournament in Washington DC on Monday.
Somdev, who has assured himself of 20 ATP points and $7,765, will play the ninth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine in the second round.
Sowjanya and Rishika in quarterfinals
Top-seeded Sowjanya Bavisetti and Rishika Sunkara defeated Alessia Camplone of Italy and Shweta Rana 6-2, 6-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sowjanya Bavisetti and Rishika Sunkara bt Alessia Camplone (Ita) and Shweta Rana 6-2, 6-3; Susanne Celik (Swe) and Samira Giger (Sui) bt Ao Gai (Chn) and Shivika Burman 6-3, 4-6, 10-4; Kristi Boxx (US) and Abigail Guthrie (Nzl) bt Yana Yurchenko (Rus) and Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-2, 6-1; Giulia Bruzzone (Ita) and Nastassia Rubel (Blr) bt Yuriko Miyazaki (Jpn) and Tanisha Rohira 6-3, 6-4; Kim Kilsdonk and Nicolette van Uitert (Ned) bt Anushka Bhargava and Mahitha Dadi Reddy 6-3, 6-2.