Top seed Makarova Stretched at $40000 IWTC ITF world Tennis tour Women’s Championships.

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Navi Mumbai December 29, 2023: Top seed Ekaterina Makarova was given a tough fight by Japanese Saki Imamura before winning 4-6, 7-6(5), 6- 1 and making it to the semifinal at the IWTC-2023 ITF World Tennis Tour $40000 Tournament (Shri Ganesh Naik Initiative) organized by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association in association with Maharashtra State Lawn tennis Association (MSLTA) under the auspices of the ITF , AITA and to be played at the Ganesh Naik Tennis Complex in Vashi

In the semifinals Makrova will take on sixth seed Latvian Diana Marcinkevica who took out Daria Kudashova of Russia 6-1, 7-5 in the last eight match today.

It will be an All Japanese semifinal in the lower half as second seed Moyuka Uchijima will take on unseeded Misaki Matsuda

In the quarterfinal second seeded Uchijama easily ousted country mate Naho Sato 6-1, 6-1; while Matsuda recorded a 6-3,6-3 win over Russian Ekaterina Yashina

In the doubles finals Japanese pair of Funa Kozaki and Misaki Matsuda will take on Kamilla Bartone of Latvia and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia

Results: Quarterfinal Round: Singles:
Ekaterina Makarova [1] bt Saki Imamura (Jpn) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-1;
Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) [6] bt Daria Kudashova 6-1, 7-5;
Moyuka Uchijima (Jpn) [2] bt Naho Sato (Jpn) 6-1, 6-1;
Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Ekaterina Yashina 6-3, 6-3;

Doubles: Semifinal Round:
Funa Kozaki (Jpn) /Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) [2] /Sapfo Sakellaridi (Gre) 7-6(6), 7-6(1);
Kamilla Bartone (Lat) /Ekaterina Makarova bt Hiromi Abe (Jpn) /Saki Imamura (Jpn) 4-6, 6-1, 11-9.