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Serbia's Tamara dumped out for racquet abuse

March 15, 2012 17:30 IST

Unseeded Tamara Curovic of Serbia was thrown out of the US $10,000 CCI-ITF women's tournament for racquet abuse that injured a match official, in the quarter-finals of the singles event, at the Cricket Club of India courts, in Mumbai, on Thursday.

Curovic was serving for the first set at 5-3 against seventh-seeded Serbian compatriot Javana Joksic but squandered three set points, which resulted in her flinging her racquet in the direction of the line judge, Raju Jadhav, who was injured on the shin.

Chair umpire Shreeram Gokhale immediately summoned ITF supervisor Sheetal Iyer and apprised her of the incident.

Iyer, after understanding the situation, awarded the match to Jaksic.

In another encounter, unseeded Nungnadda Wannasuk of Thailand continued her giant-killing run, taming eighth seed Nicole Clerico of Italy 6-1, 6-1 to progress to the last four.

The Thai girl, who had accounted for third seed Agnese Zucchini, also of Italy, in the second round on Wednesday, enjoyed another comfortable outing against Clerico, winning the quarter-final with a degree of comfort.

Another Thai girl, qualifer Varunya Wongteanchai, defeated Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic of Germany 7-6(4), 6-4 to join compatriot Wannasuk in the semis.

Results:

Singles (quarter-finals): 1-Keren Shlomo (Isr) beat 5-Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) 6-2, 6-4; Varunya Wongteanchai (Tha) beat Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic (Ger) 7-6(4), 6-4; Nungnadda Wannasuk (Tha) beat 8-Nicole Clerico (Ita) 6-1, 6-1; 7-Jovana Jaksic (Srb) beat Tamara Curovic (Srb) 3-5 (default).

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