Asian Games : Ankita Raina bags bronze in tennis singles
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.