India does have some representation in the quarter-finals of the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata with Shikha Uberoi winning her second round match over Rika Fujiwara. The win was a bit of an upset since Shikha is ranked 152 as compared to Fujiwara who is world number 94. Uberoi won 6-2, 6-3. Shikha, ranked 152 in the world, rode on her big serves and let loose power-packed winners to unsettle her opponent and raided the prospects of a last eight date with top seed Anastasia Myskina provided the Russian wins her second round match. The cool-as-cucumber Indian broke her rival in the second game, but was immediately broken back. However, Shikha kept up the good show to demolish Fujiwara in the fourth and eighth games to take the set. The second set saw the Japanese seizing the initiative as she broke Shikha in the fifth game but the Indian bounced back by breaking the Japanese in the sixth and eighth games to seal the issue. Myskina advances In other matches top seed Anastasia Myskina of Russia started in style crushing Edina Gallovits of Romania 6-1, 6-2. While, second seed Russian Elena Likhovtseva and seventh seed Croatian Karolina Sprem did justice to their reputation carving out easy victories in their lung openers. Sprem breezed past Evie Dominikovic in straight sets 6-4, 7-5, while Likhovtseva outclassed Yuliana Fedak of Ukraine 6-1, 6-3.
(With PTI inputs)