Qualifier Riya Bhatia was defeated by Anastasia Zakharova of Russia 6-2, 6-4 in the pre-quarterfinals of the $ 25,000 ITF Women's Tennis Tournament here on Wednesday.
In doubles, Ankita Raina, ranked No. 1 with Valeria Savnykh of Russia, missed a match point and lost 12–10 in the pre-quarter-final tie-break to Sarah Beth Gray and Elites Kostova.
In the $ 15,000 women's event in Tunisia, Karman Kaur Thandi defeated Andrea Renee Viral of Mexico 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
$ 25,000 ITF Women, Dubai: Pre-Quarter Finals: Anastasia Zakharova (Ras) bt Riya Bhatia 6-2, 6-4. Doubles (Pre-Quarter Finals): Sara Beth Gray (GBr) and Elites Kostova (Bull) BT Valeria Savinakh (Ras) and Ankita Raina 4-6, 6-4 [12-10].
Berfu Kangiz and Ipec Oz (Toor) bt Mariam Bianca Bulgaru (RAW) and Riya Bhatia 6-2, 6-1; Anna Danilina (Kaz) and Sophia Lancerre (Rus) bt Hamra Bharums and Prerna Bhambri 6-1, 6-1.
$ 15,000 ITF Women, Monastir, Tunisia: First Round: Karman Kaur Thandi bt Andrea Renee Viral (Max) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.