The finals of $3000 FinIQ–ATT Asian Ranking Women’s tennis championship turned out to be a one-sided affair as wild card Vaidehi Chaudhari of Ahmedabad easily defeated Soha Sadiq from Bengaluru 6-2, 6-1 at Metrocity Sports Club, Kothrud on Sunday.
Sadiq started well by holding her serve in the first game, but her inability to keep the ball inside the courts allowed Chaudhari to break her in the third and fifth game and wrap up the first set 6-1.
“My injury was troublesome and I kept making errors so things become tougher. She (Chaudhari) has a very good backhand and she used it nicely today as well,” said Sadiq who had developed a swelling on the left-hand forearm during the match.
In the second set, Chaudhari was unstoppable as her furious backhand winners kept Sadiq at bay.
Chaudhari took a 4-0 lead by breaking Sadiq’s serve in the first and third game.
Sadiq managed to hold her serve in the fifth game, but in the next two games, Chaudhari did not make any errors and wrapped up the match with a 6-1 scoreline.
The winner Chaudhari got Rs 31,500 and 40 points, while the runner up Soha Sadiq received Rs 21,000 and 25 points.
With the change in ITF rules and no points to $15000 tournaments, Chaudhari is training herself for bigger challenges.
“We have no options so we need to take part in big tournaments to earn points. The road is much tougher now as compared to earlier,” said Chaudhari.
The victory in the semi-final over top-seeded Sai Samhitha Chamarthi boosted my confidence. I just continued the momentum in the final.
Staying consistent in the complete match is something which I need to focus here onwards.
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