Ankita, Karman ensure India stay in Group I
New Delhi: Ankita Raina prevailed over her rival in a long-drawn dog-fight after Karman Kaur Thandi's impressive win as India retained their place in the Asia/Oceania Group I in the Fed Cup beating Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the relegation Play-off here on Saturday.
Rising to the occasion, Karman produced a 7-6(4) 6-3 win over a crafty Lee Pei-Chi to hand India a 1-0 lead in the do-or-die tie. Ankita, who had played some incredible matches against higher-ranked rivals, then ran into a wily left-hander Chieh- Yu Hsu,
who is ranked at a humble 377 but forced Ankita to play out of her skin.