Gulbarga: Luck favored Prerna Bhambri qualified for the semifinals of the Prerna Bhambri of the $10,000 ITF Gulbarga Open Women's Futures Tennis Championship after her opponent Emily Webley-Smith retired hurt due to an injury.
Second seeded Webley-Smith of Britain was leading the second set 2-1 after losing the first set 5-7 when she went out for medical time out. She made a return only to concede but could not continue\for long and conceded the match.
Prerna Bhambri bt Emily Webely-Smith (GBR) 7-5, 2-1 retd.;
Nan Nan Zhang (Chn) bt Rushmi Chakravarthi 7-6 (7-2), 6-0;
Zi Yang (Chn) bt Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-1, 6-0;
Wang Yau Venise Chan (HK) bt Oleksandra Korashivilli (Ukr) 2-6, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-3).
Meanwhile it was curtains for Rushmi Chakravarthi as she lost to Chinese Nan Nan Zhang at 6-7 (2-7), 0-6.
By Indian Sports News Network