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Chennai Open: Indian No 1 Ankita Raina proves no match for Tatjana Maria, suffers straight sets loss in opening round
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Chennai Open: Indian No 1 Ankita Raina proves no match for Tatjana Maria, suffers straight sets loss in opening round

The fourth-seed Maria proved too good for the 29-year old Indian, dashing her hopes in an hour and 15 minutes. The Wimbledon semi-finalist did not allow Raina any chance.

Chennai Open: Ankita Raina, Eugenie Bouchard given wildcard entry into women's singles draw
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Chennai Open: Ankita Raina, Eugenie Bouchard given wildcard entry into women's singles draw

Along with the 29-year-old, the 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard of Canada will also be taking part in the WTA 250 tournament as a wild card entrant.

India defeat New Zealand in Billie Jean King Cup
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India defeat New Zealand in Billie Jean King Cup

Rutuja Bhosale got the better of Beatrice Gumulya 6-4 6-1, while Ankita Raina made it 2-0 overall with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Aldila Sutjiadi

Billie Jean King Cup: Veteran Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi among players named in Indian squad
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Billie Jean King Cup: Veteran Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina, Karman Kaur Thandi among players named in Indian squad

Rutuja Bhosale also kept her place in the side while Riya Bhatia replaced Zeel Desai in the squad.

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna among four tennis players included in TOPS core group
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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna among four tennis players included in TOPS core group

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan were on Thursday included in the core group of athletes till the Hangzhou Asian Games later this year.

Australian Open 2022: Yuki Bhambri goes down in qualifiers, no Indian in singles main draw
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Australian Open 2022: Yuki Bhambri goes down in qualifiers, no Indian in singles main draw

Yuki Bhambri lost his second-round qualifying match 1-6 3-6 to Czech Republic's Tomas Machac.

US Open 2021: Rohan Bopanna, Ivan Dodig advanced to men's doubles pre-quarterfinals
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US Open 2021: Rohan Bopanna, Ivan Dodig advanced to men's doubles pre-quarterfinals

The 14th seed Indo-Croatian pair won 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 over their unseeded rivals in one hour and 56 minutes on Saturday night.

US Open 2021: Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan exit in qualifiers
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US Open 2021: Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan exit in qualifiers

Nagal had played in the Australian Open main draw early this year and had lost in the first round. He could not qualify for the French Open and missed the Wimbledon qualifiers due to an unrevealed injury.

US Open 2021: Ankita Raina bows out of qualifiers despite gritty fightback in third set against American Jamie Loeb
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US Open 2021: Ankita Raina bows out of qualifiers despite gritty fightback in third set against American Jamie Loeb

Ranked 193, Raina lost to the American ranked one place below her, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6 in a nearly two-hour opening round contest at the Flushing Meadows.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair knocked out in match tiebreak in first round
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sania Mirza-Ankita Raina pair knocked out in match tiebreak in first round

Sania and Raina were running away with the contest after bageling their opponents but in a dramatic turnaround, the Kichenok sisters came back from the dead to pull off a 0-6 7-6(0) 10-8 win at court 11 of Ariake Tennis Centre.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sumit Nagal to face Denis Istomin in opening round of men's singles
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sumit Nagal to face Denis Istomin in opening round of men's singles

Nagal, who qualified for the Games last week after large-scale withdrawals, was pitted against the lower-ranked Uzbek in the draw on Thursday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020, Form Guide: Tracking Indian tennis over the last two years
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Tokyo Olympics 2020, Form Guide: Tracking Indian tennis over the last two years

Firstpost.com takes a quick look at the tennis players that will represent India at the Games, and charts their journey towards securing Olympic qualification.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna frustrated by lack of clarity over doubles cut
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna frustrated by lack of clarity over doubles cut

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan are set to miss out on the Tokyo Olympics, which get underway on 23 July, unless there are withdrawals.

Ankita Raina interview: 'Motivated by Sania Mirza's fearless approach on court'
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Ankita Raina interview: 'Motivated by Sania Mirza's fearless approach on court'

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Ankita Raina spoke about her Wimbledon debut, looked ahead to the Tokyo Olympics and her relationship with Sania Mirza.

Wimbledon 2021: Ankita Raina-Lauren Davis bow out in first round of women's doubles
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Wimbledon 2021: Ankita Raina-Lauren Davis bow out in first round of women's doubles

The 14th seeds disposed off the challenge from the Raina-Davis pair beating them 6-3 6-2 in 70 minutes during a late evening match on Court No 11.

Sania Mirza interview: 'With the bubble, I need to see mental health of my child, not just myself'
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Sania Mirza interview: 'With the bubble, I need to see mental health of my child, not just myself'

In an exclusive conversation with Firstpost, Sania Mirza talked about return to Wimbledon, life in a bubble for a mother, her aspirations on the tour and the upcoming Olympics.

Wimbledon 2021: Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands knock out sixth seeded duo to enter second round
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Wimbledon 2021: Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands knock out sixth seeded duo to enter second round

Sania and Mattek-Sands were a bit rusty at the start but once they got their rhythm they dominated the match and won 7-5. 6-3 against the American-Chilean combination in one hour and 27 minutes.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan set to miss cut for men's doubles event at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan set to miss cut for men's doubles event at Games

It was expected that with a low combined ranking of 113, Bopanna (38) and left-handed Sharan's (75) entry would depend only on large scale withdrawals.

AITA nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran for Arjuna Award; Balram Singh, Enrico Piperno picked for Dhyan Chand Award
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AITA nominates Ankita Raina, Prajnesh Gunneswaran for Arjuna Award; Balram Singh, Enrico Piperno picked for Dhyan Chand Award

Raina was nominated for the 'Arjuna' last year also but Asian Games gold medallist Divij Sharan succeeded in bagging the award.

Wimbledon 2021: Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in qualifying; Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina lose
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Wimbledon 2021: Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in qualifying; Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ankita Raina lose

Prajnesh Gunneswaran is now on an 8-match losing streak going back to April after a poor clay court season and then a wrist injury.