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Easy for Dhawan, Goutham

May 19, 2003 21:36 IST
Sheethal Goutham, Shruti Dhawan and Kamini Murugaboopathy sailed into the second round of the $5,000 ITF women's circuit third leg at the DLTA Complex, in Delhi, on Monday.

Third seed Dhawan dismissed rookie Deepa Chakrabarty 6-3, 6-2 while sixth seed Goutham whizzed past a hapless Anupama Rajur 6-1, 6-3.

The other seed in action, eighth seed Murugaboopathy, overcame Sandhya Nagraj 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 in a little over an hour-and-a-half.

In other matches, Ragini Vimal trounced Summer Bhuller 6-1, 6-1 while Rati Kumar defeated Rani Smita Jain 6-3, 6-2.

Unseeded Yamini Thukkaiandi went past Parul Goswami 6-2, 6-2 and experienced Madura Ranganathan won against Harpreet Gill 6-0, 6-3
delivering an word of caution to top seed and winner of the second leg, Liza Pereira, her prospective second round opponent.
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