SPORT

Sanaa loses

NEW DELHI: Sanaa Bhambri squandered a flying start and lost 6-0, 4-6, 3-6 to Nuria Roig-Tost of Spain in the pre-quarterfinals of the $ 25,000 ITF women's tennis tournament in Helsinki, Finland.

The 17-year-old Delhi girl had earlier beaten qualifier Nadja Roma of Sweden 6-1, 6-3.

The results:

At Samarkand (Uzbekistan): Doubles (quarterfinals): Rohan Bopanna & Evgueni Smirnov lost to Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi & Lovro Zovko 5-7, 6-7(2); Karan Rastogi & Goncalo Nicau lost to Murad Inoyatov & Denis Istomin 2-6, 4-6.

First round: Bopanna & Smirnov bt Niko Kaaragiannis & Vasilis Mazarakis 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-3; Rastogi & Goncalo bt Adrian Cruciat & Denis Matsukevitch 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-2

Chinese Satellite (third leg): Pre-quarterfinals: Ashutosh Singh lost to Xin-Yuan Yu 6-7(5), 3-6. First round: Ashutosh bt Benoit Bottero 6-4, 6-3; Jaco Mathew lost to Amir Weintraub 6-3, 2-6, 4-6; Divij Sharan lost to Patrice Atias 4-6, 1-6.

Doubles: Semifinals: Jaco Mathew & Ashutosh lost to Xin-Yuan Yu & Yu Zhang of China 6-7(3), 4-6; Divij Sharan & David To lost to Norikazu Sugiyama & Adam Thompson. Quarterfinals: Jaco & Ashutosh bt Shuang-Qiang Liang & Wei-Guang Yang 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-1; Divij & David bt Lior Barbash & Ishay Hadash 6-0, 6-1; Kamala Kannan & Patrick Briaud lost to Norikazu Sugiyama & Adam Thompson 7-5, 1-6, 6-4(4).

First round: Jaco & Ashutosh bt Ming Li & Yi-Ning Wang 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(1); Divij & David bt Zhe Li & Wang Yu (jr) 2-6, 6-0, 6-4; Kamala Kannan & Patrick Briaud bt Patrice Atias & Antonie Benneteau 6-4, 6-4.

At Makassar (Indonesia): ITF Futures tournament: Pre-quarterfinals: Gurmehar Singh lost to Oh-Hee Kwon 2-6, 1-6. First round: Gurmehar bt Cheong-Eui Kim 2-6, 6-0, 6-4. Pathanjali Ravishankar lost to Tasuku Iwami 4-6, 6-4, 3-6; Tushar liberhan lost to Guilheme Ochia 2-6, 0-6; Vijay Sundar Prashant lost to Tetsuya Chaen 2-6, 2-6.

At Nottingham (Britain): ITF women's tournament: Rushmi Chakravarthi lost to Lucy Fletcher 2-6, 6-2, 2-6; Shruti Dhawan lost to Svenja Weidemann 1-6, 0-6; Radhika Tulpule lost to Jade Curtis 1-6, 0-6.

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