Indians Desai , Thandi in singles semifinals at $25000+ Pune Open ITF women’s championships
Pune, November 9: Third seeded Karman Kaur Thandi and wildcard Zeel Desai entered the singles semifinals of the $25000+ Pune Open ITF women’s championships organized by NS Sports Academy under the auspices of AITA , MSLTA and PMDTA and being played the MSLTA School of tennis, Balewadi.
WIldcard entrant and national runners up 18 year old Zeel Desai outplayed fourth seeded and 355 ranked Valeriya Strakhova of Ukraine 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour and 10 minutes
Third seeded Karman Kaur Thandi took 1 hour and 33 minutes to oust sixth seeded Ana Veselinovic of Montenegro 6-2, 7-5
In the semifinals Desai will take on second seeded Jaqueline Adina Cristian of Romania who scalped eighth seed Tereza Mihalikova of Slovakia 7-6(2), 6-2 in 1 hour and 42 minutes .
In a match between unseeded players Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Thailand prevailed over Karin Kennel Switzerland 6-2, 6-3 in just 1 hour 9 minutes
Third seeds Pei-Chi Lee of Taipei and Yana Sizikova of Russia got the better of Zeel Desai and Bunyawi Thamchaiwat 3-6, 6-2, 10-2 to make the finals of the doubles they will take on Jaqueline Adina Cristian and Tereza Mihalikova Neha blanked Berfu Cengiz and Karin Kennel 6-0, 6-1 in the other semifinals
Following are the Results: Singles: Quarterfinal Round
Jaqueline Adina Cristian  (ROU) bt Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) 7-6(2), 6-2
Karman Kaur Thandi  (IND) bt Ana Veselinovic (MNE) 6-2, 7-5
(WC) Zeel Desai(IND) bt Valeriya Strakhova ( UKR) 6-3, 6-2
Bunyawi Thamchaiwat(THA) bt Karin Kennel(SUI) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles: Semifinal Round
Pei-Chi Lee(TPE) /Yana Sizikova (RUS) bt Zeel Desai (IND) /Bunyawi Thamchaiwat(THA) 3-6, 6-2, 10-2
Jaqueline Adina Cristian (ROU) /Tereza Mihalikova  (SVK) bt Berfu Cengiz /Karin Kennel 6-0, 6-1