Asian Games 2018: Ankita Raina settles for bronze after loss to China's Zhang Shuai

PTI
Published Aug 23, 2018, 1:42 pm IST
Updated Aug 23, 2018, 1:42 pm IST
Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a gruelling contest that lasted a little over two hours.
With Thursday's bronze, the 25-year-old Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games' singles medallists list. (Photo: PTI)
 With Thursday's bronze, the 25-year-old Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games' singles medallists list. (Photo: PTI)

Palembang: Indian tennis player Ankita Raina settled for a bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing to China's Zhang Shuai in the women's singles semifinal here on Thursday.

Ankita lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in a gruelling contest that lasted a little over two hours.

 

India's best women's singles performance in the Games came from Saina Mirza, who notched up a silver in the 2006 edition in Doha, followed by a bronze by her in 2010, Guangzhou.

With Thursday's bronze, the 25-year-old Ankita became only the second Indian woman to have her name in the Asian Games' singles medallists list.

Both the losing semifinalists are entitled to a bronze each in the Games.

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