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Asian Games : Ankita Raina bags bronze in tennis singles

Asian Games : Ankita Raina bags bronze in tennis singles

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Aug 2018, 08:07 am

Jakarta, Aug 23 (IBNS) : Indian tennis player  Ankita Raina won the bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing to China's Zhang Shuai in the women's singles semifinal on Thursday, reports said.

The 25-year-old Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a hard-fought match  that lasted a little over two hours.

According to the Games rules, both the losing semifinalists are entitled to a bronze each.

With this medal, Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have won a medal in tennis singles in the Asian Games after Sania Mirza, who bagged a silver in Doha in 2006.

Sania's feat has so far been the best for Indian women in tennis in Asian Games. Ssnia had also won a bronze in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.