Sunitha Rao crashes out in Bangalore Open qualifiers

March 3rd, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin  

Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) US-based Indian Sunitha Rao failed to make it to the main draw of the $600,000 WTA Bangalore Open, losing in straight sets to Tiantian Sun of China here at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSTA) Monday. Sunitha - ranked 181 - the second best Indian women’s tennis player on the professional circuit after Sania Mirza, was undone by her weak serve and numerous unforced errors Monday.

She eventually bowed out 6-2, 6-1 against Sun in the final qualifying round, thus restricting India’s challenge only to wildcard holders Shikha Uberoi and Isha Lakhani.

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