Thandi falters in finals, Cristian claims double crown at $25000+ Pune Open ITF women’s championship

Thandi falters in finals, Cristian claims double crown at $25000+ Pune Open ITF women’s championships


Pune, November 11: Jaqueline Adina Cristian of Romania claimed a memorable double crown adding the singles title to her doubles title at 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


In a well contested finals  the second seeded Jaqueline Adina Cristian of Romania  stopped the winning run of third seeded Indian  Karman Kaur Thandi  6-3, 1-6, 6-0 in a  1 hour and 48 minutes  , Jaqueline who was a quarter finalist in the last edition  took the first set in 30 minutesbreaking Thandi in the 4th game  , in the second set lasting 52 minutes Thandi unleashed a series of winners to claim the set 6-1 and level set scores. As the match looked event the 19 year old Romanian ranked 254 took just 25 minutes breaking Thandi in the 1,3,and 5th games


The winner of the event  got $3900, trophy and 60 WTA points, the runners up got $2590, trophy and 36 WTA points, 


The prizes were given away at the hands of Former IPS officer Vikram Bokey and Kothrud MLA Prof. Medha, Kulkarni, Mr. Sunder Iyer Hon Sec of MSLTA, Tournament Diretor Navnath Shete, Organizing Secretary Pune Open Ashwin Girme, Member of Pune Open Foundation Shivaji Choudhari, Member of Pune Open Foundation Sameer Bhambare and ITF Supervisor Mrs. Sheetal Iyer were present on the occasion. 


Following are the Results: Singles: Final Round

Jaqueline Adina Cristian [2] (ROU) bt Karman Kaur Thandi [3] (IND) 6-3, 1-6, 6-0