Rishika in round two

Rishika in round two

Rishika beat Turkmenistan’s Anastasiya Prenko 6-3, 6-3 in the first round. Rishika had an all-win day as she also advanced to the doubles quarterfinals along with Nova Patel after they beat compatriots and wild card entrants Vaniya Dangwal and Smriti Joon 6-2, 6-1 in the opener.

Zainab lost her singles match 3-6, 3-6 to fifth-seeded Italian S Scimone but later partnering Ratnika Batra made the doubles quarterfinals. They beat compatriots Shweta Rana and Prarthana G. Thombare 6-3, 7-5.

However, it was all over for Shweta as she lost her singles tie too 4-6, 1-6 to Nalborska Joanna of Poland. Also advancing in doubles was the third seed Indian pair of Aishwarya Agrawal and Ankita Raina, who outplayed compatriots Shruti Archita and Sahan Shetty 6-2, 6-0.

Gopika Kapoor, teaming up with South African Tegan Edwards, spanked the Indian pair of Tarrannum Handa and Shreya Pasricha 6-0, 6-2. Rutuja Bhosale and Sowjanya Bavisetti went down fighting 1-6, 6-3, 5-10 to Chinese fourth seeds Sirui He and Zhaoxuan Yang.

Another Indian making an exit was Ashvarya Shrivastava, who along with Korean partner Jung-Yoon Shin lost 2-6, 2-6 to second-seeded Koreans Kim Ju-Eun and Kim Hae-Sung.

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