WTA Prague Open: India’s tennis player Ankita Raina to face Linda Noskova of Czech Republic for place in quarter-finals
India’s top-ranked women’s tennis player Ankita Raina will face fourth seed Linda Noskova of the Czech Republic for a place in quarter-finals of WTA Prague Open this evening.
Earlier, she sailed through to the pre-quarterfinals of WTA Prague Open after defeating reigning Wimbledon 2023 doubles champion Barbora Strycova in three games 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. This is Ankita’s first WTA 250 singles win since her victory against Maddison Inglis in Seoul Open last year.
The Indian entered the Prague Open through the qualifiers. She won the opening round of the qualifiers by beating Czech Republic’s Amelie Smejcalova in straight sets but lost in the following round by receiving two bagels against fifth seed Dayana Yastremska.
However, with Russian and Belarusian players not allowed to participate, Ankita advanced to the main draw as a lucky loser. In the past year, Kaur Thandi is the only other Indian to win a match in WTA 250 event and post that, Ankita Raina has already recorded two wins in the same category.