French Open 2020 : Ankita Raina enters round 2 of qualifiers, will take on Japan’s Kurumi Nara

India’s Ankita Raina has won her opening round qualifier in the French Open 2020. Raina came through a marathon three-setter against Serbian Jovana Jovic to reach the second round of the French Open Qualifying in Paris on Tuesday.

India No. 1 Raina, world ranked 175, overcame the 26-year-old Jovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in two hours and 47 minutes, the decider alone lasting an hour and 11 minutes, in the opening round at the Roland Garros.

It was a sweet revenge for the 27-year-old from Gujarat as Jovic, ranked 232, had beaten her six years ago in a $50,000 ITF event on clay in Anning, China.

Raina will next be up against Japan’s Kurumi Nara, who too had to fight her way to a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 victory over home wildcard Aubane Droguet.

Nara, 28, had also beaten Raina in their previous meeting, in a $80,000 ITF event in Gifu, Japan, last year.

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French Open 2020 : Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs 
Aleksandar Vukic Live in Second round of French Open qualifiers

Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the only Indian singles player to advance to the second round of French Open 2020 Qualifiers. Gunneswaran will take on 190 ranked Aleksandar Vukic of Australia  in the 2nd round of qualifiers. 

Watch Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs Aleksandar Vukic 2nd round of French Open 2020 Qualifiers Live on Disney+ Hotstar.