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Billie Jean King Cup: Ankita Raina shines as India triumphs over Thailand by 2-1

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Ankita Raina won both her singles and doubles matches as India defeated Thailand 2-1 in the opening match of the Asia-Oceania Billie Jean King Cup tennis tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Tuesday.

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Ankita won the second singles by 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 against Peangtarn Plipuech in a spirited battle that lasted nearly three hours.

Along with Rutuja Bhosle, Ankita continued her good work as the Indian pair recovered from a first-set loss with strong wins against the experienced Luksika Kumkum and Pripuchi. Rutuja had already lost to Luksika, but the Indian team put up a fight as usual thanks to Ankita’s valiant role.

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In other matches, China and Japan defeated Asian superpowers Uzbekistan and South Korea with a score of 3-0.

The results (league)

India defeated Thailand 2-1 (Rutuja Bhosale lost to Luksika Kumkhum 2-6, 1-6; Ankita Raina beat Peangtarn Plipuech 5-7, 6-1, 6-3; Ankita & Rutuja bt Luksika & Peangtarn 4-6, 6-3, 6-2).

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