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Australian Open Qualifers: Prajnesh progresses to second round but Ankita and Ramkumar knocked out

Prajnesh Gunneswaran reached the second round of Australian Open qualifiers, but Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan were knocked out.

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Melbourne Published on: January 14, 2020 17:02 IST
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran reached the second round of Australian Open qualifiers, but Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan were knocked out.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran advanced to the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers but Ramkumar Ramanathan frittered away a one-set advantage to make an exit, here Tuesday.

Prajnesh knocked out local wild card Harry Bourchier 6-2 6-4 to set up second-round clash with Germany's Yannick Hanfmann.

Ramkumar led against 15th seed Argentine before losing steam to suffer a 6-4 4-6 1-6 defeat to yet again collapse in the Qualifiers of a Grand Slam.

Prajnesh had last year competed in main draws of all four majors of the season.

Sumit Nagal, who enjoyed a breakthrough 2019 season, will open his campaign in the qualifiers against Egypt's Mohamed Safwat.

In the women's qualifiers, India's lone contender Ankita Raina went down fighting 2-6 6-7(2) against Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova.

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