Ankita storms in second round of Lagos ITF

October 22nd, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Lagos, Oct 22 (IANS) India’s Ankita Bhambri prevailed over eighth-seeded Russian Elena Chalova 6-2, 6-2 to move into the second round of $25,000 ITF event here.Ankita next plays South African Surina De Beer, who swept aside Dutch qualifier Bouwiena Boer 6-0, 6-1.

It turned out to be a good day in office for Ankita, who teamed up with sister Sanaa to beat Italian Vivienne Vierin and South African Lisa Marsahall 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles.

Fourth-seeded Indian pair Rushmi Chakravarthi and Isha Lakhani got the better of Britain’s Jodie Williams and Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 6-3 to advance into the second round.

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