Fed Cup: Thailand, Indonesia register win

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Top seeds Thailand and Indonesia kept their reputation in tact after winning their second round matches at the Fed Cup women's team tennis.

Fed Cup: Thailand, Indonesia register win

New Delhi:

Top seeds Thailand and Indonesia kept their reputation in tact after winning their second round matches at the Fed Cup women's team tennis competition. Thailand, led by world number 54 Tamarine Tanasugarn, swept away Philippines 3-0 in pool A while the second seeded Indonesia registered an unbeatable 2-0 lead against Chinese Taipe in pool B. Napaporn Tongsalee provided the perfect start for Thailand with a 6-1 6-1 win over Anna Patricia Santos in just 34 minutes before Tamarine breezed past Czarina-Mae Arevalo 6-2 6-1 in exactly an hour. An hour later, Montinee Tangphon and Suchanan Viratprasert had blown away Aravelo and Santos 6-0 6-4 for a clean slate for the top seeds. Not an easy taskIndonesia did not have it so easy, at least in the beginning. 18-year old Sandy Gumulya, who won a $10,000 title in Hyderabad only three weeks ago, needed two hour and three minutes to quell the challenge of I-Hsuan Hwang in the first singles against Taipei. Ranked only 917 on the WTA list, Hwang had the rival camp biting their nails with her gutsy performance. There was a 20-minute suspension due to a dust storm which only delayed the inevitable. But the way Hwang played, one was wondering why the Chinese Taipei did not play her against India. Korea and Uzbekistan were tied 1-1 in pool B while in pool A New Zealand and China too had their tie pushed into the deciding doubles rubber. (PTI)



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