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Rushmi bags doubles crown

May 02, 2008 21:07 IST

Top seed Rushmi Chakravarthi of India bagged the doubles crown partnering Poojashree Venkatesha and later stormed into the singles final in the Federal Bank ITF Women's Tennis tournament in Angamaly (Kerala) on Friday.

In the doubles final, Rushmi-Poojashree combine defeated Geetha Manohar-Archana Venkataraman 6-1, 7-5.

Later, in singles semifinals, Rushmi defeated Miki Miyamura (Japan) 6-4, 6-2.

In the other semifinal, Magda Okruashvili of Georgia, beat giant killer Shalini Sahoo (Ind) 6-3, 6-2. Shalini had  earlier shocked higher ranked Swedish player Prerana in the second round and in the quarter-finals had defeated compatriot Swetha Solanki.

Results: Singles (Semi-finals): Rushmi Chakravarthy bt Miki Miyamura 6-4, 6-2; Magda Okruashvili (Geor) bt Shalini Sahoo (Ind) 6-3, 6-2; Doubles (Final): Rushmi Chakravarthy-Poojashree bt Geetha Manohar-Archana Venkataraman 6-1, 7-5.

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