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Double crown for Bendre, Nidhi wins women's title

Published Mar 10, 2019, 10:27 am IST | Updated Mar 10, 2019, 10:27 am IST

Lucky loser Anvit Bendre from Pune won a memorable double crown by winning the men's singles and doubles titles in the Dhoot Transmission

Double crown for Bendre, Nidhi wins women's title
Double crown for Bendre, Nidhi wins women's title

Pune, Mar 10 (PTI) Lucky loser Anvit Bendre from Pune won a memorable double crown by winning the men's singles and doubles titles in the Dhoot Transmission Poona Club AITA open tennis championships here on Saturday. In the men's well-contested singles final, local lad Bendre stopped Delhi's second-seeded Kunal Anand 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(5) to win his first title of this season.

In the doubles final, Bendre teamedup with Rohan Bhatia and clinched a 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 victory over Parikshit Somani and Suresh Dakshineshwar. In the women's singles final, seventh-seeded Nidhi Chilumula of Hyderabad outlasted fourth-seeded Soha Sadiq of Karnataka 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour and 30 minutes. It was Nidhis first singles title of this season.

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In the women's doubles final, Vaidehi Chaudhariteamed up with Telangana's Sravya Chilakalapudi to clinch a4-6, 6-1, 10-5 win over Humera Shaikh and Sara Yadav. The men's singles winner received Rs 23,400 and 35 AITA points while the runners-up got Rs 16,200 and 25 AITA points. The women's singles winner got Rs 15,600 and the runners-up Rs 10,080.

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Pune

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