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Ankita Raina ends runner-up at Uzbeksitan ITF event

Indian qualifier Ankita Raina's splendid run at the $25000 ITF Women tennis tournament in Karshi, Uzbekistan ended with a runners-up finish as she lost the summit clash in straight sets to local favourite Sabina Sharipova.

sports Updated: Jun 08, 2013 15:28 IST

Indian qualifier Ankita Raina's splendid run at the $25000 ITF Women tennis tournament in Karshi, Uzbekistan ended with a runners-up finish as she lost the summit clash in straight sets to local favourite Sabina Sharipova.

Playing her first ever final in a $25,000 ITF event, Ankita lost 3-6 3-6 to Sharipova, who is ranked 92 places above the Indian in world ranking at 363.

"This was the first time I was playing in a $25,000 event final and was very anxious. I didn't show enough patience and that hurt me," said Ankita, who would now playing a $25000 ITF event in Bukhara next week.

The run to the final will help Ankita add valuable 34 points to her ranking.

In the doubles event at the same tournament Ankita had made a first round exit with compatriot Prarthana G. Thombare after losing 3-6 6-4 6-10 to third seeded pair of Ukraine's Veronika Kapshay and Teodora Mircic of Serbia.