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Ankita Raina progresses to semi-finals of ITF in Luan
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Ankita Raina progresses to semi-finals of ITF in Luan

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New Delhi, May 10 : Indian tennis player Ankita Raina came back strongly after first set defeat against much lower-ranked Hong Kong's Eudice Wong inching to the semi-finals in the women's singles of the the ITF tournament in Luan, China on Friday.

After losing first set, the 2018 Asian Games bronze medallist came back strongly beating her opponent 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 a game that lasted for two hours of the quarter-final. Ankita ranked 175 scored 88 points while 497 ranked Eudice fell two points short. They broke each other seven times in the match.

Ankita next faces seventh seed Duan Yingying of China in the semi-final on Saturday and would like to settle for her third final of the season.She had won a USD 25k event in Singapore and ended runner-up at a USD 60k tournament in Istanbul.

Earlier on Thursday Ankita edged out China's Yue Yuan in straight sets 6-2 6-3 in the round of 16. (UNI)