Sunfeast Open: Shikha moves into second round

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

India's Shikha Uberoi hit an array of powerful returns to sail into the second round with a fluent 6-1, 6-3 win over Japan's Ryoko Fuda in Sunfeast Open.

Kolkata: India's Shikha Uberoi hit an array of powerful returns to sail into the second round with a fluent 6-1, 6-3 win over Japan's Ryoko Fuda in the $170,000 WTA Sunfeast Open tennis tournament today. The Florida-based Indian, ranked 152, ran away with the opening set by breaking her opponent in the third, fifth and seventh games before a sparse crowd at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, but faced a stiff resistance from her practice partner in the second set. Shikha looked tentative when she committed a double fault and dropped her serve in the first game as the Japanese went on to take 3-2 lead in the second set. But Shikha clawed back to restore parity by demolishing Fuda in the sixth game. From then on, Shikha seized control as Fuda lapsed into a series of unforced errors to lose the next three games conceding the set and the match. (PTI)
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