Bhambri back with a bang, Ramkumar, Ankita bow out

Bhambri back with a bang, Ramkumar, Ankita bow out

Bhambri back with a bang, Ramkumar, Ankita bow out

Ramkumar fought his heart out before losing 3-6, 5-7 to Italian Gian Marco Moroni in the opening round. Ankita, ranked 203, was blown away by 120th-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 1-6, 0-6 in only 50 minutes.

Comeback man Yuki Bhambri impressed with his attacking net play in a straight-set win, but Ramkumar Ramanathan’s 23rd attempt at cracking the singles main draw of a Grand Slam ended with a first-round defeat at the Australian Open qualifiers here on Tuesday.

Bhambri, who returned to the Grand Slam stage after a period of four years, beat 248th ranked Joao Domingues of Portugal 6-4, 6-2 in just 68 minutes. However, Ramkumar and Ankita Raina’s campaign in men’s and women’s singles respectively ended in the first round.

Ramkumar fought his heart out before losing 3-6, 5-7 to Italian Gian Marco Moroni in the opening round. Ankita, ranked 203, was blown away by 120th-ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 1-6, 0-6 in only 50 minutes.

 

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