Dev, Vaishnavi book their tickets to Paris
Young tennis players Dev V Javia and Vaishnavi Adkar have emerged victorious at the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association here.
New Delhi : Young tennis players Dev V Javia and Vaishnavi Adkar have emerged victorious at the Roland-Garros Junior Wild Card Series at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association here.
Tournament ambassador and four-time Gland Slam champion Mary Pierce witnessed the action on Wednesday -- the final day of the tournament, and gave away the coveted trophies to the winners.
The two players will now travel to Paris to compete against their counterparts from Mexico, Brazil and China in the Roland-Garros Junior Qualifiers with a shot to qualify for the main draw of the Roland-Garros Junior Tournament 2020.
In the girls' category unseeded Vaishnavi Adkar and Sanjana Sirimalla pulled off upsets against the top seeds to reach the final.
The two young players battled it out in a tense, three-setter which went down to the wire. After losing the first set 4-6, Maharashtra girl Vaishnavi Adkar registered yet another gritty comeback to win the 2nd set 6-4. In the third set, fortunes fluctuated till Adkar eventually clinched the set 7-6 (3) in a tie-breaker.
After the win, Vaishnavi said: "I don't think anybody, least of all me, expected this result. I am really looking forward to competing in Paris.