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Ankita and Ramkumar bow out of French Open Qualifiers

Ankita and Ramkumar bow out of French Open Qualifiers
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Ankita and Ramkumar bow out of French Open Qualifiers

Ankita Raina’s yet another attempt to qualify for the singles main draw of a Grand Slam failed as she bowed out of the French Open Qualifiers with a second-round defeat, here on Wednesday.

Ankita, up against higher-ranked German Greet Minnen, could win only two games in the entire match that lasted one hour and 21 minutes.

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The 125th ranked Indian could convert only one of the three break points and eventually lost 2-6 0-6.

It was Ankita’s seventh attempt to crack the singles main draw of a major. She had reached the final round of the Australian Open qualifying event early this year, falling at the final stage.

Ramkumar Ramanathan also crashed out with a tame 1-6 2-6 defeat against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.

Sumit Nagal is now the only Indian left in fray for a main draw berth. He will take on Alejandro Tabilo in his second round. 

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