Winston Salem Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran advances to second round; Divij Sharan-Rohan Bopanna crash out in doubles

India's top single's player Prajnesh Gunneswaran advanced to the second round of the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tournament with a straight set win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

Press Trust of India August 19, 2019 14:57:36 IST
Winston Salem Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran advances to second round; Divij Sharan-Rohan Bopanna crash out in doubles
  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran advanced to the second round of the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tournament with a straight set win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

  • Prajnesh, ranked 89th in the world, beat his German rival 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and 13 minutes on Sunday night.

  • The Indian utilised two of the five breakpoints he earned while holding his serve throughout the match.

North Carolina: India's top single's player Prajnesh Gunneswaran advanced to the second round of the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tournament with a straight set win over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.

Winston Salem Open Prajnesh Gunneswaran advances to second round Divij SharanRohan Bopanna crash out in doubles

File image Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AFP

Prajnesh, ranked 89th in the world, beat his German rival 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and 13 minutes on Sunday night.

The Indian utilised two of the five breakpoints he earned while holding his serve throughout the match.

He will next face top seed Benoit Paire of France, who received a first round bye. Paire is ranked 30 in the world.

The Indian will fancy his chances in the next round as earlier this year, Prajnesh had stunned Paire at the Indian Wellls ATP Masters event for one of the biggest wins of his career.

In the doubles event, the Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the first round.

The Indian duo lost to American pair of Nicholas Monroe and Tennys Sandgren 3-6 3-6.

Meanwhile, wild card entrants Leander Paes and his Israeli partner Jonathan Erlich, will take on the duo of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the opening round.

Updated Date:

also read

All-rounder Krunal Pandya steps down as captain of Baroda cricket team
First Cricket News

All-rounder Krunal Pandya steps down as captain of Baroda cricket team

Baroda Cricket Association Ajit Lele told PTI that Krunal communicated his decision to the state body on Friday but did not give any reason for leaving the leadership role.

WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety
Sports

WTA suspends all tournaments in China after 'serious doubts' over Peng Shuai's safety

WTA chair and CEO Steve Simon said the move — which could cost the organisation hundreds of millions of dollars — had the "full support" of the tour's board of directors.

Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety
Sports

Tennis stars hail WTA’s stand against China as concern grows over Peng Shuai's safety

The WTA's move to suspend its tournaments in China, including Hong Kong, won the immediate backing of some of the biggest names in tennis, among them men's number one Novak Djokovic and women's tour founder Billie Jean King.