Bhambri sisters lose in first round qualifying

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Bangalore, Mar 1 (UNI) Bhambri sisters -- Ankita and Sanaa were ousted in the first round of the qualifying matches in the 600,000 Dollar WTA Tier II Bangalore Open tennis tournament played at KSLTA stadium here today.

While Woerle Kathrin of Germany strolled past Ankita Bhambri 6-2, 6-1, Adamczak Monique of Austria downed a spirited Saana Bhambri 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1.

Sanaa, after conceded the first rather set tamely, rallied back well and levelled the scores winning the second set on breaker.

However, she ran out of steam against the well built Australian in the decider.

Ankita proved a poor rival to Woerle, giving away the match with poor service returns and double faults.

Results: (first Round): Soouth Melanie(Gbr) bt Morita Ayumi (Jpn) 4-6, 6-0, 6-0; Dzehalevich Ekalerina (Blr) bt Mihalache Magda (Rou) 6-0, 6-0; Antoniychuk Khrystyna (Ukr) bt Vedy Aurelie (Fra) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1; Adamczak Monique (Aus) bt Sanaa Bhambri 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1; Woerle Kathrin (Ger) bt Ankita Bhambri (Ind) 6-2, 6-1; Szatmari Agnes bt Gagliardi Emmanuelle (Sui) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

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