Second seeded Mahak Jain from Madhya Pradesh made her way to the finals of the second edition of Rendez-Vous a Roland Garros in partnership with Longines. Mahak defeated Akansha Bhan from Gujrat. It was a closely fought battle between the young sensations. The first set was taken by Mahak 7-5, but Akansha Bhan made a strong comeback taking the second set 6-4, It ultimately boiled down to the 3rd set which saw Mahak winning the set with ease. The match finally ended in Mahak’s favour with final scores of 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.
In other Women’s encounter Humera Shaikh from Andhra Pradesh who had ousted the 1st seeded Satwika Sama from quarter finals made her way to the finals in another 3 setter. Humera dropped the first set to Rishika by 2-6, but made a strong comeback by winning the subsequent sets 6-2, 6-3 to win the match. The finals in the women’s category is set for a fitting culmination with the second seeded Mahak Jain from Madhya Pradesh taking on Humera Shaikh from Andhra Pradesh who has been in an incredible form this season.
In the men’s category, Adil Kalyanpur from Telangana cruised to the finals defeating Abhimanya Vannemreddy in straight sets. Adil won the match 6-1 6-3 to make it to the finals of the second edition of Rendez-Vous Roland Garros in partnership with Longines.
The second quarterfinals in the men’s category saw Manish Sureshkumar of Tamil Naidu defeat Alex Solanki from Delhi in a 2hr:20min roller coaster affair. Manish took the first set 6-3 to drop the next by 3-6, but made a phenomenal comeback in the third set winning the set by 6-3.
Manish Sureshkumar from Tamil Naidu and Adil Kalyankar from Telangana will battle it out in the finals of the men’s category, The two players have shown great skills and excellence and it will be interesting to see who eventually lifts the trophy.
In another scheme of events, the ambassador of Rendez-Vous Roland Garros in India Marion Bartoli hosted a clinic for the kids, around 50 kids from all corners of the city took part in the clinic and it was a very fruitful couple of hours for the kids as they learnt the intricacies of the sport from a champion player.
Adil Kalyankar ( Tamil Naidu) beat Abhimanya Vannemreddy (Karnataka) 6-1, 6-3
Manish Sureshkumar ( Tamil Naidu) beat Alex Solanki ( Delhi) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Humera Shaikh (Andhra Pradesh) beat Rishika Ravindran ( Tamil Naidu) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Mahak Jain ( Madhya Pradesh) beat Akansha Bhan ( Gujrat) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3