ITF Junior: Unseed Sabrina upsets Italy’s SimoneJanuary 10, 2020, Chandigarh
Unseeded Sabrina Kalandarov of Israel registered a comeback win over Italy’s second seed A Simone to qualify for the girls’ U-18 quarterfinals in the ongoing ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-III) at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Complex, Sector 10 in Chandigarh yesterday.
In another major upset, Belgium’s Jullettee Bovy ousted top seed Yu Yun Li of Taiwan 4-1 4-2. Britain’s Jasmine Conway also moved further by defeating Indian contender Shuitha Maruri 4-3(1) 4-1, whereas fifth seed A Waligora of Belgium overpowered Dana Issabayeva of Kazakhstan 4-2 4-0.
Another Israeli player, sixth seed M Fruchtman Dagan, recorded a comeback win over Teja Tirunelveli of the USA. Fruchtman lost the first set 1-4, but came back strongly in the next two sets 4-1 4-1. Russia’s Y Bartashevich defeated Xinyue Hu of China 4-3(3) 4-2, whereas eighth seed Jlaqi Huang defeated Indian player L Vishwanath 4-1 4-0. Reshma Maruri became the only Indian player to qualify for the girls’ quarterfinal by defeating another Indian challenger Sarah Dev 4-1 4-0.