Indian tennis player Ankita Raina settled for a bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing to China's Zhang Shuai in the women's singles semifinal here today.
Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a gruelling contest that lasted a little over two hours.
India's best women's singles performance in the Games came from Saina Mirza, who notched up a silver in the 2006 edition in Doha, followed by a bronze by her in 2010, Guangzhou.
With today's bronze, the 25-year-old Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games' singles medalists list.
Both the losing semifinalists are entitled to a bronze each in the Games.
Ankita wins BRONZE!— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 23, 2018
Playing her second #AsianGames, #TOPSAthlete @ankita_champ secured a bronze medal in women’s singles #Tennis.
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