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Zeel Desai in singles pre-quarterfinals but loses in doubles

 Agencies |  2017-01-23 18:47:20.0  |  Melbourne

Zeel Desai in singles pre-quarterfinals but loses in doubles

Zeel Desai moved to the girls' singles pre-quarterfinals of the junior Australian Open but bowed out of the doubles event after first round loss, here on Monday. Zeel defeated Germany's Jule Niemeier 6-4 6-2 in the second round to set up a contest against fifth seed Serbian Olga Danilovic, who outplayed China's Shuyue Ma 6-3 6-1. Mihika Yadav is also in the fray. She is up against Japanese 10th seed Mai Hontama. In the doubles, Zeel and her partner Violet Apisah made an exit after losing 4-6 4-6 to fourth seeds Yang Lee and Rebeka Masarova.

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