Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi in the Chennai Open 14/09/2022

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Chennai Open: Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi at the Chennai Open, ending the Indian Challenge in singles.

Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi in the Chennai Open

Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi in the Chennai Open

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard defeated India’s Karman Kaur Thandi in the round of 16 of the Chennai Open WTA 250 tennis competition, winning 6-2, 7-6, and securing a place in the singles quarterfinals on Wednesday.

With Thandi’s exit, the Indian challenge in the singles draw came to an end. The country’s No.1 Ankita Raina had gone down to Tatjana Maria in round one on Tuesday.

The Indian No. 2 came back and won two games against Bouchard after being unchallenged for a large portion of the first set. As the former No. 5 Canadian in the world finished the set 6-2, Thandi’s inconsistency hurt him.

 

Former Wimbledon finalist Bouchard was had to work hard by Thandi after securing a one-set lead very quickly. Thandi was supported by the local fans.

The 24-year-old Indian appeared poised to force a decider after winning three games in a row from a 2-2 tie. In the fifth game, she successfully obtained the crucial break to grab the lead and appear in control before going off the rails.

Before making mistakes that caused her to lose the edge she had acquired via some shrewd play, Thandi served effectively and used her powerful forehand to help win games repeatedly in the second set.

However, she squandered two set points and let Bouchard back into the set. The Canadian, ranked in the 900s now and on a comeback trail, used her experience to bounce back and level at 5-all.

 

After the duo held their respective serves, Bouchard was all over the Indian in the tie-break and quickly wrapped it up at 7-2.

Speaking after the match, Bouchard said, “It was fun to play even though the crowd was cheering for her (Thandi).” Asked how the comeback was going, the Canadian said, “Look, it is one small step at a time.” Meanwhile, two seeded players crashed out in the round of 16. While Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson, the fifth seed, went down in straight sets (4-6, 2-6) to the Czech Republic’s Linda Fruhvirtova, No.6 seed Qian Wang was beaten in straight sets by Nao Hibino of Japan, a qualifier.

Singles (2nd round): Nao Hibino (Japan) beat Qiang Wang (China) 6-2, 6-3; Linda Fruhvirtova (Cze) beat Rebecca Peterson (Sweden) 6-4, 6-2; Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Karman Kaur Thandi (India) 6-2, 7-6.

Anastasia Gasanova and Oksana Selekmeteva beat Ankita Raina and Rosalie Van Der Hoek 6-1, 6-4; Arianne Hartono and Olivia Tjandrammulia beat Astra Sharma (Australia) and Ekaternina Yashina 6-3, 6-1; Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) and L Stefanie (Brazil) (X1) beat Despina Papamichail and Katie Swan 6-4, 6-1.

 

Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi in the Chennai Open

Eugenie Bouchard defeated Karman Thandi in the Chennai Open

The 24-year-old Indian appeared poised to force a deciding after winning three straight games to even the match at 2-2. She got a crucial break to take the lead in game five, and she appeared to be in control when the game ended.

Before making blunders that caused her to lose the lead she had won via a cunning move, Thandi served effectively and used her power on the forehand to routinely score points in the second set.

However, she gambled away two set points and let Bouchard back into the set. The Canadian, now ranked in the 900s and on a comeback trail, used her experience to recover and level to 5-all. After the duo held their respective serves, Bouchard was over the Indian in the tiebreak and quickly unwound it 7-2.
After the game, Bouchard said, “It was fun to play, although the crowd cheered for her (Thandi).”

 

The Canadian said, “Look… it’s one tiny step at a time,” when asked how the return was going. Two players who were seeds were eliminated in the round of 16 at the same time. Sixth seed Qian Wang was defeated in straight sets by qualifier Nao Hibino of Japan, while Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson, the fifth seed, fell to Czech Linda Fruhvirtova in straight sets (4-6, 2-6).

 

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