SPORT

Anastasia advances

MUMBAI: The top-seeded Anastasia Malhotra of Japan beat India’s Nupur Kaul 7-5, 6-3 to enter the second round of the Mother’s Recipe $10,000 ITF women’s Futures tennis tournament at the Shivaji Park Gymkhana here on Tuesday.

The results (first round, Indians unless specified): Rashmi Teltumbe bt Stephanie Theiler (Sui) 7-6, 6-4; Anastasia Malhotra (Jpn) bt Nupur Kaul 7-5, 6-3; Tanvi Shah bt Anushree Thammanna 6-0, 6-0; Moe Kawatoko (Jpn) bt Yui-Lynn Miao (Taipei) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; Seo-Kyung Kang (Kor) bt Adnya Naik 6-2, 6-4; Prerna Bhambri bt Aishvarya Shrivastava 6-2, 6-1; Kumari-Sweta Solanki bt Ankita Raina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Yoon-Young Jeong (Kor) bt Kristina Pejkovic (Aus) 7-5, 6-3. — Special Correspondent

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