Karman Kaur ends runner-up at Nanning ITF event

Vastavam web: Striving to establish her on the international circuit, Indian tennis player Karman Kaur Thandi put up a spirited fight before going down against Xinyun Han in the title clash of the USD 25000 ITF event in Nanning, China on Sunday. Playing her second final of the season, Karman lost 4-6 6-2 4-6 to the local favourite.

Nevertheless, it was a tremendous week for the Indian, who beat three top-200 players on the way to the final. She accounted for Julia Glushko (123), Katie Swan (163) and Carol Zhao (189). “I am taking positives from this and getting stronger for the upcoming challenges. It was a good week for me. The level of this tournament was very high for a 25k event, considering the ranking of the players in the draw,” she added. The 20-year-old from Delhi had won her maiden title at this level in Hong Kong in June and also made three semifinals. Karman said she was working on the mental, technical and tactical part of the game.