ITF Girls’s World Tour: Jagmeet causes the primary ripple in 15k occasion in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Jagmeet Kaur Grewal triggered the primary upset of the US$ 15K KSLTA ITF Girls’s World Tour Championship by ousting the fancied fifth seed Mihika Yadav to make it to the pre-quarterfinals on the opening day of the match right here on Tuesday. In a first-round 3encounter, wildcard Jagmeet, the 19-year-old from Delhi, gained 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in practically two hours to advance to the subsequent spherical the place she’s going to meet the winner of the match third seed Sowjanya Bavisetti and Snehal Mane slated for wednesday.
In the meantime, Soha Sadiq introduced cheers to the native crowd when she outplayed American Shria Atturu in straight units, 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the last-16 stage. Becoming a member of her was seventh seed So-Ra Lee of Korea who went previous Ramya Natarajan 6-4, 6-2 whereas Vaidhehi Chaudhari outwitted Nidhi Chilumula 6-2, 6-2 within the final singles match of the day.
Jagmeet, a wild card entrant, admitted that she needed to modify to the bounce as a result of altitude. Nevertheless, this didn’t present in her recreation as she was quick and livid to unsettle her opponent, who struggled to return to the opposite facet of the courtroom within the preliminary levels of the match. With breaks within the second and fourth video games, Jagmeet, raced to a 4-0 lead earlier than Mihika confirmed indicators of restoration by successful the subsequent two video games. Nevertheless, her opponent returned the favour to wrest the primary set.
The subsequent set noticed a reversal of roles as Mihika, with renewed vitality, made her rival scramble for the ball on each the flanks and was off to a 4-0 lead with breaks within the second and fourth video games. The gamers then held their serves because the match went into the decider. It was a special Jagmeet within the last set as she served higher and moved sooner and likewise augmented by her opponent’s double faults at essential junctures went 5-0 up earlier than Mihika made a fightback, saving a match level on her serve.
Serving for the match, Jagmeet double-faulted twice to lose the sport and Mihika held her serve at love, solely to extend the inevitable.
Soha who had gained the Rs 1-lakh Girls’s Open at KSLTA in October, pierced by way of the defence of her rival, incomes her a speedy 4-1 lead earlier than capturing the set. The Bengalurean performed some attacking tennis all through the match and particularly put her forehand to good use which broke by way of the defence of Shria. The American may simply handle to carry her serve within the first and seventh video games of the primary set and the primary and fifth within the second as Soha simply breezed into the pre-quarters comfortably.
Outcomes (Indians except talked about)
Girls’s Singles (Spherical of 32): Vaidehi Chaudhari bt Nidhi Chilumula 6-2, 6-2; Shria Atturu (USA) misplaced to Soha Sadiq 2-6, 2-6; Ramya Natarajan misplaced to 7-So-Ra Lee (Kor) 4-6, 2-6; WC-Jagmeet Kaur Grewal bt 5-Mihika Yadav 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
Girls’s doubles (Rd of 16): Sonashe Bhatnagar/Bela Tamhankar misplaced to 4-Sharmada Balu/Sravya Shivani Chilakapudi 3-6, 2-6; Arthi Muniyan/Akanksha Dileep Nitture misplaced to Humera Baharmus/Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty 1-6, 2-6; 3-Nidhi Chilumula/Snehal Mane misplaced to Sai Samhitha Chamarthi/Sadiq Soha 4-6, 1-6; Shria Atturu (USA)/Niditra Rajmohan bt WC-Pragathi Narayan Prasad/Prathiba Narayan Prasad 7-6 (4), 6-4; Ramya Natarajan/Saumya Vig bt WC-Priyanshi Bhandari/Reshma Maruri 6-2, 6-2; Smriti Bhasin/Shreya Tatavarthy misplaced to Vaidehi Chaudhari/Mihika Yadav 4-6, 2-6; 1-Sowjanya Bavisetti/Rutuja Bhosale bt Yubarani Banerjee/Jagmeet Kaur Grewal 6-0, 6-2; Pooja Ingale/Prathyusha Rachapudi misplaced to 2-So-Ra Lee (Kor)/Sathwika Sama 5-7, 1-6.