Former World No.11 Anastasija Sevastova blew cold and hot, however was firmly answerable for the match as she beat Ankita Raina 6-0, 7-6(4) to seal the tie 3-0 for Latvia within the Billie Jean King Cup World Group playoff in Jurmala on Saturday.
When the kids got an opportunity to get a really feel of a lifeless rubber at this stage, Rutuja Bhosale and Zeel Desai grabbed the chance for a face saving doubles victory over Patricija Spaka and Daniela Vismane.
There was little question that Latvia was the superior group. But it surely was disappointing for India that it couldn’t stretch the battle a bit extra, particularly contemplating the style through which Ankita had teased French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in three units on the opening day.
Nonetheless, Sevastova had a unique grade of tennis, fairly stable as Ankita identified in regards to the first set, which was over in a jiffy.
Within the second set, Ankita was a bit extra organised together with her recreation, nevertheless it was extra of Sevastova switching off and switching on that affected the stream of the competition. At 2-5, 15-40, Sevastova was too sharp to let Ankita odor any likelihood of taking the set, even when she had these two set factors.
The 31-year-old Sevastova might serve and stroke with such accuracy at any time when she needed that it was a thriller that she truly made errors that gave Ankita hope and stretched the set into the tie-break.
With out taking any credit score away from Ankita, it was too clear that Sevastova was avenue good, artful and warranted about the way in which she went about her recreation.
|Outcomes: Latvia bt India 3-1 (Anastasija Sevastova bt Ankita Raina 6-0, 7-6(4); Patricija Spaka & Daniela Vismane misplaced to Rutuja Bhosale & Zeel Desai 4-6, 7-5, [2-10])|