MSLTA-Yonex Sunrise: Aditi overcomes Sophia’s challenge to move in semis

October 31, 2019, Pune

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Aditi’s game was on display during the quarter-final match against Sophia D’souza when she defeated 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 in two hours and 15 minutes in the MSLTA-Yonex Sunrise All India Ranking Talent Series (7) under-14 tennis tournament at Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex in Balewadi, Pune.

The victory turned out to be tiring for the Mumbai player and she herself is to be blamed – unforced errors, double faults and not controlling the first serve made things harder. All the errors which top seed made were at the time of serving for game points and it allowed D’souza to stay into the match.

“I keep on bouncing the ball till I get the confidence to serve it. I am trying to overcome it as my coaches tell me to tap only 2-3 times,” said Aditi who is top seeded for the first time in any tournament. Bouncing the ball 8 to 10 times before serving is the habit that 14-year-old Aditi Gudulkar is trying to overcome on coach’s advice, but she says the practice sets up her rhythm for the contest.

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