Cincinnati Open: Sania-Shuai reaches women’s doubles quarter-finals, Ramkumar out

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On Wednesday the Indo-Chinese doubles pair Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng win the commencing round in the Women’s Tennis Association Cincinnati Open. Indian shuttler posted a contrasting win but Ramkumar Ramanathan loose second round to American wild card Jared Donaldson.

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Fourth seeded doubles pair Mirza and Peng scored 7-5, 6-4 points in win over the unseeded German-Ukrainian pair of Julia Goerges and Olga Savchuk. Both squads put in about 55% of their first serves, but the Ukrainian pair won better percentage of points on their initial serves – 62% to Mirza and Peng’s 58%.

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But, where the fourth seeds won 58% off their second serves, Goerges and Savchuk directed to win only 37% points on their second serves. Mirza and Peng spared 11 of the 14 break points they confronted while changing over four of the nine break point chances they got on their adversaries’ serve. In the quarter-finals, they will go up against the unseeded Romanian group of Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru.

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In the men’s singles field in Cincinnati, the Indian No 2’s enlivened run arrived at an end after the 67th positioned Donaldson won 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 out of a hour and 56 minutes. For most parts, the two players were similarly coordinated.

While Ramanathan had a first serve level of 59%, the American put in 57% of his initially serves, with both winning around 75% focuses off their first serves. Similarly, where Ramanathan changed over 51% focuses off his second serves, Donaldson won around 54% focuses off his second serves. Nonetheless, when it came to grasp focuses, Donaldson came to be the better player.

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Ramanathan had made it into the primary draw as a fortunate washout after Gael Monfils pulled back from the competition. The 22-year-old turned into the primary Indian men’s singles player to play in the principle draw of an Association of Tennis Professionals Masters since Somdev Devvarman in 2013.

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