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Tennis: Rutuja Bhosale wins ITF $25k Chiang Rai women's doubles title

Partnering with Japanese Erika Sema, Indian tennis player Rutuja Bhosale continued her good form into the women's doubles finals at the ITF $25K event in Thailand and bagged the title.

Erika Sema (left) with Rutuja Bhosale won the ITF $25k Chiang Rai Womens Doubles title (Source: AITA)

Erika Sema (left) with Rutuja Bhosale won the ITF $25k Chiang Rai Women's Doubles title (Source: AITA)


The Bridge Desk

Published: 12 Jun 2022 6:09 AM GMT

Enjoying a great form, Indian tennis player Rutuja Bhosale added a new feather to her cap as she won the Women's Doubles title along with Japanese partner Erika Sema at the ITF $25k Chiang Rai event on Saturday, in Thailand.

Bhosale, who hails from Shrirampur, Maharashtra displayed some top-notch tennis this week in Thailand and eventually went on to win the doubles title with Erika, defeating the all-Japanese duo of Haruna Arakawa and Natsuho Arakawa in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.

Keeping it a straightforward affair, Bhosale and Sema dominated the final clash and broke multiple times to serve out a breadstick in the first set and wrapped up the match with a 6-3 in the second one to claim the title.

Other than lifting the women's doubles trophy at the ITF $25k event, the 26-year-old Bhosale also progressed to the finals of the women's singles, where she met Japan's Nao Hibino. However, Hibino, who has been a former World No. 56 player, did not leave Bhosale much space to show her skills and defeated her 6-1, 6-1 to clinch the title.

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