Asian Games 2018: Ankita Raina clinches bronze to become only second Indian to win Asiad women's singles medal

India's best women's singles performance in the Games came from Saina Mirza, who notched up a silver in the 2006 edition in Doha, followed by a bronze by her in 2010, Guangzhou.

Press Trust of India August 23, 2018 13:00:38 IST
Asian Games 2018: Ankita Raina clinches bronze to become only second Indian to win Asiad women's singles medal

Palembang: Indian tennis player Ankita Raina clinched a bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing to China's Zhang Shuai in the women's singles semifinal here on Thursday.

Asian Games 2018 Ankita Raina clinches bronze to become only second Indian to win Asiad womens singles medal

File image of India's Ankita Raina. AFP

Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a gruelling contest that lasted a little over two hours.

India's best women's singles performance in the Games came from Saina Mirza, who notched up a silver in the 2006 edition in Doha, followed by a bronze by her in 2010, Guangzhou.

With the bronze, the 25-year-old Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games' singles medallists list.

Both the losing semifinalists are entitled to a bronze each in the Games.

 
 

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