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Balaji-Divij pair enters Challenger semifinals


Sriram Balaji and Divij Sharan beat Denis Istomin and Courtney John Lock 7-5, 6-2 to make the doubles semifinals of the โ‚ฌ44,820 Challenger tennis tournament here on Thursday.

In the WTA event in Uruguay, Riya Bhatia in partnership with Dasha Ivanova of the US was beaten 6-2, 4-6, 14-12 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Anna Siskova and Valeriya Strakhova.

The results

$115,000 WTA, Montevideo, Uruguay: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):ย Anna Siskova (Cze) & Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) bt Dasha Ivanova (USA) & Riya Bhatia 6-2, 4-6, [14-12].

$52,080 Challenger, Champaign, USA: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):ย Aleksandar Kovacevic (USA) & Aleksandar Vukic (Aus) bt Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) & Arjun Kadhe 7-5, 7-5.

โ‚ฌ44,820 Challenger, Helsinki, Finland: Singles (first round):ย Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Otto Virtanen (Fin) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles: Quarterfinals:ย Sriram Balaji & Divij Sharan bt Denis Istomin (Uzb) & Courtney John Lock (Zim) 7-5, 6-2;ย Pre-quarterfinals:ย Alexander Erler & Lucas Miedler (Aut) bt Sergio Martos Gomes (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 6-3; Balaji & Divij bt Viktor Durasovic (Nor) & Patrik NIklas-Salminen (Fin) 6-2, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Monastir, Tunisia: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):ย Emma Van Poppel (Ned) & Bhuvana Kalva bt Aline Thommen (Sui) & Jennifer Luikham 7-6(6), 6-4.

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