Rodionova, Pigossi bow out; Yamalapalli-Adkar pair out of Mumbai Open doubles event

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Mumbai, Feb 7 (PTI) Arina Rodionova and Laura Pigossi lost their respective singles matches here on Wednesday as the top five seeds at the ongoing L&T Mumbai Open failed to make it to the second round.


While fourth seed Rodionova lost in straight sets against Arianna Hartono of the Netherlands 4-6 4-6, fifth seeded Pigossi was knocked out by Australia's Storm Hunter 3-6 3-6 here at the Cricket Club of India (CCI).

Latvia's sixth seed Darja Semenistaja is now the highest ranked player left in the singles event as she advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-6 6-4 6-4 win over France's Amandine Hesse.

In the doubles draw, the Indian duo of Sahaja Yamlapalli and Vaishnavi Adkar went down fighting to second seeds Sabrina Santamaria and Dalila Jakupovic 3-6 6-7.

On Thursday, Yamlapalli, who knocked out top seed Kayla Day in the first round, will be back in action for her second round singles match against Polina Kudermetova. PTI DDV SSC SSC