2022 Billie Jean King Cup: Japan beat India 3-0
Japan beat the Indian women’s tennis team 3-0 to open their campaign at the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 Asia/Oceania Group I in Antalya. All three matches in Tuesday’s Asia/Oceania event proved to be one-sided, with China, Japan and South Korea winning 3-0 against New Zealand, India and Indonesia, Tuesday respectively. The three losing nations will get their chance to bounce back on Wednesday – India take on China, Indonesia take on Japan and New Zealand take on South Korea.
India will face Indonesia, South Korea and New Zealand for the rest of their Group I fixtures in the following days. India’s Rutuja Bhosale, ranked 477th, was the first to play against Yuki Naito, ranked 229th. However, the Indian lost 6-0, 6-4 in an hour and nine minutes.
India’s top-ranked women’s singles tennis player Ankita Raina (309) lost 6-4, 6-4 to 129th-ranked Mai Hontama in an hour and 48 minutes as India trailed 2- 0 in the draw. Sowjanya Bavisetti and Riya Bhatia led India’s doubles charge against Japanese pair of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara. Sowjanya and Riya were down 6-0, 6-4 in an hour and 11 minutes. (ANI)
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