Indian Sensation Sahaja Yamalapalli Stuns Top Seed Kayla Day at L&T Mumbai Open

Indian player Sahaja Yamalapalli shines with a stunning victory over top-seed Kayla Day at the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series.

In a stunning turn of events at the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series, India’s No. 2-ranked player, Sahaja Yamalapalli, delivered an impressive upset by defeating top-seeded Kayla Day from the United States. The wild card entrant, ranked 335th globally, showcased her prowess by overcoming the higher-ranked opponent in a thrilling three-set battle, securing a spot in the second round with a final score of 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. This victory marked Yamalapalli’s first encounter against a top 100 player and highlighted her potential in the international tennis arena.

Earlier in the day, Indian wild card entrant Vaishnavi Adkar displayed a commendable performance against South Korea’s Sohyun Park. Despite losing in three sets (6-2, 2-6, 6-1), Adkar’s resilience against a competitor ranked significantly higher showcased her promise for the future. Meanwhile, the Indian doubles pair Ankita Raina and Rutuja Bhosale faced tough competition but narrowly bowed out to Hungary’s Fanny Stollar and Great Britain’s Naiktha Bains with a scoreline of 6-3, 2-6, 8-10.

In other matches, rising star Alina Korneeva, a product of the Rafa Nadal Academy, advanced to the second round by defeating French player Chloe Paquet 6-1, 6-3. Korneeva, who claimed junior singles titles at the Australian and French Opens in 2023, has seamlessly transitioned to the pro tour and now holds a position within the top 150 players worldwide.

Adding to the day’s victories, fifth seed Laura Pigossi, sixth seed Darja Semneistaja, and Dutchwoman Arianna Hartono secured their places in the second round with notable performances. The L&T Mumbai Open continues to witness exciting matchups and unexpected outcomes, showcasing the competitive spirit of women’s tennis.

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