Tennis

Sania and Shuai lose a tough first round

Sania Mirza and Shuai Zhang of China went down fighting 4-6, 6-3, [15-13] to the third seeds from Japan, Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara in the doubles first round of the $8,150,470 WTA tennis tournament here.

The pair collected 10 WTA points and $16,870.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Redding, Y. Pranjala reached the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Maria Kozyreva of Russia.

In the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, Sharmada Balu and Sravya Shivani were beaten in the semifinals, after they had knocked out the top seeds in the quarterfinals.

The results: $8,150,470 WTA, Indian Wells, USA: First round: Shuko Aoyama & Ena Shibahara (Jpn) bt Shuai Zhang (Chn) & Sania Mirza 4-6, 6-3, [15-13].

$25,000 ITF men, Setubal, Portugal: Quarterfinals: Pedro Araujo & Fabio Coelho (Por) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 5-7, 6-0, [10-8].

$15,000 ITF, Monastir, Tunisia: Men: Semifinals: Grigoriy Lomakin (Kaz) & Niki Poonacha bt Kazuki Nishiwaki & Kosuke Ogura (Jpn) 7-6(4), 4-6, [10-7].

Women: Doubles: Semifinals: Ma YeXin & Ni Ma Zhuoma (Chn) bt Sharmada Balu & Sravya Shivani 7-6(4), 4-6, [10-4]; Quarterfinals: Sharmada & Sravya bt Yasmine Mansouri (Fra) & Federica Rossi (Ita) 6-2, 4-6, [10-8].

$15,000 ITF, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Men: Quarterfinals: Petr Hajek (Cze) bt SD Prajwal Dev 7-5, 6-2.

Women: Doubles: Semifinals: Rebeka Stolmar (Hun) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Li Zongyu & Wang Jiaqi (Chn) 6-4, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar: Second round: Dominik Boehler (GEr) bt Bharath Kumaran 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Quarterfinals: Patrik Niklas-Salminen (Fin) & Saketh Myneni bt Mousa Shanan Zayed (Qat) & Shabaaz Khan 6-2, 6-4; Hanwen Li (Chn) & Beibit Zhukayev (Kaz) bt Liro Vasa (Fin) & Dev Javia 6-2, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Loule, Portugal: Quarterfinals: Marina Bassols Ribera & Olga Parres Azcoitia (Esp) bt Akvile Parazinskaite (Ltu) & Sathwika Sama 6-3, 6-0; Francisca Jorge & Matilde Jorge (Por) bt Ganna Poznikhirenko (Ukr) & Prarthana Thombare 4-6, 6-0, [10-7].

$25,000 ITF women, Redding, USA: Second round: Y. Pranjala bt Maria Kozyreva (Rus) 6-1, 6-3.


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