US Open 2019: India's Ankita Raina out of qualifiers after losing hard-fought three-set match to Denisa Allertova

  • India's Ankita Raina crashed out of the women's singles US Open qualifying event after a hard-fought three-set loss to Denisa Allertova.

  • Raina won the first set in a tie-breaker but failed to keep her momentum as Allertova broke the Indian to take the second set comfortably.

  • Sumit Nagal is the only Indian left in the qualifiers. He is scheduled to play Peter Polansky of Canada in the second round of the qualifiers.

New York: India's top women's singles player Ankita Raina crashed out of the women's singles US Open qualifying event after a hard-fought three-set loss to Czech Republic's Denisa Allertova.

 US Open 2019: Indias Ankita Raina out of qualifiers after losing hard-fought three-set match to Denisa Allertova

File image of Ankita Raina. Reuters

The World No 194 went down 7-6(5), 4-6, 2-6 to her Czech rival in a match that lasted two hours and 17 minutes, on Wednesday night.

Raina won the first set in a tie-breaker but failed to keep her momentum as Allertova broke the Indian to take the second set comfortably.

In the decider, Raina was broken again as she conceded the match.

Sumit Nagal is the only Indian left in the qualifiers. He is scheduled to play Peter Polansky of Canada in the second round of the qualifiers.

Updated Date: Aug 22, 2019 15:42:30 IST