Bopanna advances to 2nd round

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Rohan Bopanna lived up to his top billing as he scored a facile 6-2 6-2 victory over Tushar Liberhan and moved into the men's singles second round.

New Delhi:

Rohan Bopanna lived up to his top billing as he scored a facile 6-2 6-2 victory over Tushar Liberhan. With this win he moved into the men's singles second round of the State Bank of Saurashtra National Grass Court tennis championships on Tuesday. Bopanna's was the only remaining singles first round match to be played on the second day, which witnessed the completion of the doubles first round clashes. The day's lone upset came from veteran Sandeep Kirtane and Purav Raja who ousted second seed Kamala Kannan and Vijey Sundar Prasanth 7-6 (1) 6-2. Wild card teenagers Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sanam Singh advanced with a 6-2 6-4 verdict over Wrik Ganguly and Divyanshu Singh. In the women's section, third seeds Geeta Manohar and Archana Venkataraman overcame Anupama and Chirashanthi Rajurs 6-3 7-6 (2). But second seeds Sanaa Bhambri and Sandhya Nagaraj had it easy, 6-0 6-0 against Asha Nandakumar and Oormila Ram. Top seeds Rushmi Chakravarthy and Punam Reddy had a bye. (PTI)

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