Ankita Raina wins opening round at Wimbledon qualifiers

India's Ankita Raina returs back to Veronika Kudermetova (Russia) during the Mmbai WTA open tourment held at CCI,Churchgate. Express photo by Kevin DSouza, Mumbai 22-11-2017.

Vastavam web: Ankita Raina began her campaign at the Wimbledon qualifiers with an easy straight sets win over local girl Maia Lumsden in London today.The 205th ranked Indian routed the wild card entrant 6-2 6-1 and set up the second round clash with Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko, ranked world No 134. The top ranked Indian girl needs to win two more matches to make it to the main draw.In the first qualifying round of men’s doubles, the Indian pair of Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Balaji advanced to the second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Sergio Galdos and Gerald Melzer.