Ankita storms into quarterfinals of Gurgaon ITF

June 18th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  


Gurgaon, June 18 (IANS) Top seed Ankita Bhambri stormed into the quarter-finals of the $10,000 ITF tournament thrashing Vietnam’s Nguyen Thuy Dung in the second round at the National Tennis Academy (NTA) courts here Wednesday. Thuy Dung, who made it to the semi-finals here last week looked out of sorts as she went down 3-6, 1-6 to Ankita.

Sanaa Bhambri, seeded third showed the door to another Vietnamese player Viet-Ha Ngo beating her 6-2, 6-3.

However, sixth seed Parul Goswami had to fight her way through against Russian Angelina Gabueva to score a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 victory. She next meets younger of the Bhambri sibling, Sanaa.

Seventh-seeded Korean Sung-Hee Han registered an easy 6-1, 6-0 win over Indian qualifier Grace Hanna to meet Chinese Chun-Yan He in the quarters. Chun-Yan defeated Shalini Sahoo 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.

Eight seed Parija Maloo brushed aside Australian Cassandra Chan 6-3, 6-3 to fix a quarterfinal date with Ankita.

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