Asian Games 2023 Ankita Raina in quarterfinals
Indian tennis player Ankita Raina managed to reach the quarterfinals of the women's singles of the Asian Games with an easy win here on Tuesday, while the challenge of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rutuja Bhosale ended with a defeat in the singles event. India's top player Ankita defeated Hong Kong's Aditya P Karunaratne 6-1, 6-2 in a one-sided match of the third round of women's singles. Ankita, ranked 198th in the world, managed to capitalise on all her three break points in a match that lasted one hour and 354 minutes against the 34th-ranked player. Ankita will have to overcome the challenge of Japan's Haruka Kazi (ranked 213th) to make it to the semi-finals.
Ranked 336th in the rankings, he was defeated 190-51, 7-6 by Philippines' Alexander Ella (world ranking 6) in a match that lasted one hour and 2 minutes. In the men's singles, Ramkumar failed to overcome the challenge of World No. 78 Yosuke Watanuki. Ramkumar gave a tough fight to the Japanese player but lost 40-5, 7-7, 6-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 7 minutes. Both Ramkumar and Rutuja remain in the doubles contest.