ITF Junior Tennis: Sholokhova drubbed past Bhakti in round one

December 4, 2019, Pune, Mumbai

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Unseeded Bhakti Parwani bowed out of the tournament after she was handed a straight-set defeat by tournament’s top-seed Maria Sholokhova on day one of the main draw in the MSLTA-ITF Junior Grade 3 U-18 tennis championship at the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts in Pune.

Parwani’s performance in the first set was absolutely shambolic as she failed to win a single point. The Indian fought back in the initial stages of the second set, but lost 6-0, 6-2 to the Russian.

Sholokhova simply capitalised on the complacent movement of Parwani during the first set. A completely one-sided game saw Sholokhova moving around the court actively, while Parwani was shockingly lethargic. Sholokhova was menacing with her powerful double-handed backhand. Most of her hard-hit shots were not returned because Parwani failed to judge the power on them.

Results of other match:
Sayaka Ishii (Japan) bt Sanjana Sirimalla (India) 6-2, 6-2
7-Zijun Jiang(China) bt Prerna Vichare (India) 7-6(7), 6-3
Vaishnavi Adkar(India) bt 5-Yu-Yun LI (Chinese Taipei) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(5)
6-Salakhip Ounmuang (Thailand) bt Rutuja Chaphalkar (India) 6-3, 6-2
Xiaoyan XUE(China) bt Reshma Maruri (India) 7-5, 6-3
3-Lanlana Tararudee (Thailand) bt Malikaa Marathe (India) 4-0 Match Forfeited

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