Rushmi sends Kyra packing
Emily marches into quarterfinals
In the first, Rushmi broke Kyra’s serve in the fifth and ninth games to claim the set at 6-3. But Rushmi was ruthless in the second set as she gave an error-prone Kyra no chance to blank her 6-0.
Meanwhile, second seed Emily Webely Smith of Britain notched up a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over Kinoshita of Japan to reach the last eight.
Kinoshita stretched Emily into the tie-breaker in the first set before the latter prevailed 7-6 (7-4). Emily had it fairly easy in the second set taking it 6-2 to emerge winner.
China’s Zi Yang, the fourth seed, eked out a tough 7-5, 6-1 win over Pei Chi Lee of Chinese Taipei while top seed Wing Yau Venise Chan of Hong Kong put it past India’s Sowjanya Bavisetty 6-2, 6-4.
Karnataka girl Spurti Shivalingaiah, another wildcard entrant, took a set off the much fancied Prerna Bhambri before going down 4-6, 6-4, 3-6.
Results (second round): Wing Yau Venise Chan (Hkg) bt Sowjanya Bavisetty 6-2, 6-4; Emily Webely Smith (Gbr) bt Kinoshita (Jpn) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Oleaksendra Koreshvilli (Ukr) bt Risa Hasegawa 6-4, 6-4; Zi Yang (Chn) bt Pei Chi Lee (Tpe) 7-5, 6-1; Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy bt Natasha Palha 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1; Prerana Bhambri bt Spurti Shivalingaiah 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Nan Nan Zhang (China) bt Jueun Kim 6-2, 6-2; Rushmi Chakravarthi bt Kyra Shroff 6-3, 6-0.