Tennis

Karman Kaur advances

Qualifier Karman Kaur Thandi had a robust start in the $250,000 WTA event in China, as she beat Jia-Jing Lu of China 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the first round on Tuesday.

Prarthana Thombare doubled the joy in the small Indian camp by making the doubles quarterfinals with Jacqueline Cako of the US.

In the ATP Tour event in Atlanta, qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten easily by Lukas Lacko of Slovakia in the first round. Purav Raja, however, made the doubles quarterfinals with Ken Skupski of Britain.

The results: First round: $748,450 ATP, Atlanta, USA: Lukas Lacko (Svk) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles: Ken Skupski (GBr) & Purav Raja bt Ricardas Berankis (Ltu) & Malek Jaziri (Tun) 6-4, 6-3.

$250,000 WTA, Nanchang, China: Karman Kaur Thandi bt Jia-Jing Lu (Chn) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Doubles: Jacqueline Cako (USA) & Prarthana Thombare bt Xuliu Sun & Wushuang Zheng (Chn) 7-5, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Jakarta: Jeremy Beale (Aus) bt S.D. Prajwal Dev 6-3, 6-3; Aryan Goveas bt Aoran Wang (Chn) 6-3, 7-5; Fitriadi M. Rifqi (Ina) bt Jayesh Pungliya 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4; Gabriel Petit (Fra) bt Mohit Mayur 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles: Michael Look & Matthew Romios (Aus) bt S.D. Prajwal Dev & Mohit Mayur 7-6(6), 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Taipei: Doubles: Sakura Hondo (Jpn) & Jiakang Li (Chn) bt Charmaine Shi Yi Seah (Sgp) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 7-6(6), 1-6, [10-6]; Kuan Yi Lee & Chao-Yi Wang (Tpe) bt Midori Yamamoto (Jpn) & Mihika Yadav 4-6, 6-2, [10-2].

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