Ratnika crashes out; Rishika has it easy

Seventh seed Rishika blasted past Vasundhra Raju 6-0, 6-0 while Ratnika made an early exit with a 3-6 1-6 defeat at the hands of wild card Adnya Naik at RK Khanna tennis stadium.

Indians who advanced to the second round include Nova Patel, Samrada Ballu, Anushka Bhargava, Abhilasha Ahuja and Sri Vaishnavi Pedde Reddy.Nova came back from a set down to defeat Sowjanya Bavisetti 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 while Ankita scored an easy 6-3, 6-1 win over compatriot Megha Sehrawat.

Other first round results (prefix denotes seeding): 5-Lin Zhu (Chn) bt Zainab Ali Sajjad (Ind) 6-2, 6-3; Miho Kowase (Jpn) bt Kanika Vaidya (Ind) 7-6, 6-3; Sharmada Ballu (Ind) bt Sanae Ota (Jpn) 6-3, 6-2; Tanapom Thongsing (Tha) bt Smriti Joon (Ind) 6-0, 6-2; Nao Hibino (Jpn) bt Nidhi Chilumula (Ind) 6-1, 6-0; Zhaoxuan Yang (Chn) bt Ikttesh Chahal (Ind) 6-0, 6-0; Ushma Suhail (Pak) bt Namita Bal 6-1, 6-2; Li-Yun Stefanie Tan (Sin) bt Amrita Mukherjee (Ind) 6-1, 6-0; Prarthan G Thomabre (Ind) bt Shreya Pasricha (Ind) 7-5, 6-2; Sanya Madan (Ind) bt Bhuvana Kalva (Ind) 6-1, 6-0; Natalla Khaniejo (Ind) bt Preethi Ujjini (Ind) 6-2, 6-1; 8-Sabina Sharipova (Uzb) bt Rehnuma Syedh (Ind) 6-0, 6-0; 6-Napatsakon Sankaew (Tha) bt Tarrannum Handa (Ind) 6-2, 6-1.

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