4/12/2019 8:44:00 PM (GMT+3)

AITA Open: Yubrani upsets top seed in women's semis

AITA Open: Yubrani upsets top seed in women

KOLKATA: Yubrani Banerjee upset top seed Telengana’s Nidhi Chilumula in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of All India Tennis Association (AITA) Men's & Women's National Ranking Tournament here at the Bengal Tennis Association Complex synthetic courts on Friday.

The local girl will meet Telengana’s Shaikh Humaira in the final tomorrow.

Humaira upstaged Nithyaraj Baburaj in a marathon 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal win. 

Meanwhile, the top seeded duo of Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash and Parikshit Somani won the men’s doubles by beating second seeded Niki Poonacha and Dakshineshwar Suresh 6-4, 7-6(4) while the women’s title was won by Saumya Vig and Humaira, who got a walk over from Banerjee and Kaavya Sawhney.

Meanwhile, AITA has signed an MoU with Serbian Tennis Federation  to train Indian juniors under world-renowned Serbian coaches at the RK Khanna Stadium in Delhi.