Prerna Bhambri enters second round of ITF meet in Pune

Delhi player Prerna Bhambri justified her wild-card entry in the tournament by beating Britain's Emily Webley-Smith 6-2, 6-3 in just 61 minutes.

updated: December 03, 2013 23:51 IST
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Pune: Three seeded players bit the dust while Prerna Bhambri (in pic) was the lone Indian to win her singles match of the day at USD 25,000 NECC-ITF women's event on Tuesday.

Thai girls Nungnadda Wanasuk, Peangtarn Plipuech and Miyabi Inoue of Japan accounted for the seeds to make it to the singles second round of the event at Deccan Gymkhana here.

Wanasuk comfortably outplayed 5th-seeded local girl Ankita Raina 6-2, 6-3. Wanasuk, with heavy ground strokes from both flanks, broke Raina in the 5th and 7th games of the first set. She broke the Indian three times in the second set to win the contest in one hour and 22 minutes.

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