Sania moves to 2nd round of Vancouver ITF event


Sania, edged past 410-ranked Mallory 6-4 7-5 in her opening match of the USD 75,000 hard court event.
Sania will next face American Laura Granville, who advanced to the second round after her Japanese opponent Aiko Nakamura opted out of contest during the third set.
Nakamura was leading 4-3 in the decisive set when she opted out of contest.
Granville had lost the first set 2-6 but stretched the match to third set after winning the second 6-3.
Sania had won Lexington Challenger event recently.

Prakash's challenge ends
Marcos Bagdhatis proved too hot to handle for Prakash Amritraj as the Indian lost to formidable Cyprus star in straight sets at the ATP Vancouver Open.
Prakash lost 4-6 1-6 to third seed Baghdatis, a 2006 Australian Open finalist, in the second round match of the USD 1,00,000 hard court event.
Prakash and his Pakistani Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, seeded third, are already out of doubles event after suffering a shock opening match defeat 2-6 2-6 to unseeded Kyu Tae Im of Korea and Marinko Matosevic of Australia.
Harsh Mankad and his American partner David Martin had also lost their first round match 6-7(7) 2-6 to Israeli pair of Amir Hadad and Harel Levy.

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