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Defending champ Rutuja knocked out

sports Updated: Apr 10, 2012 23:41 IST
HT Correspondent

It was heartbreak for young Fed Cupper Rutuja Bhosale. The 16-year-old defending champion was shown the door in the first round of the Asian closed junior tennis at DLTA Complex on Tuesday.

After losing the first set 3-6 to Prarthana Thombare, the national champion had to win a tie break to level the scores in the second. However, Rutuja’s health took a toll as she threw up on court at 1-4 down in the decider. But, she was determined not to give up and continued till she lost 3-6.

Scheduled to play the doubles with Spurti Shivalingaiah, against Rimpledeep Kaur, and Kyoka Okamura (Japan) later in the day, they withdrew.

In the boys’ singles, top-seeded Arjun Khade thrashed Sanjar Fayziev of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-3.

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