Seasoned Ankita Raina triumphed within the second singles after which mixed with Rutuja Bhosale to win the decisive doubles as India went previous Thailand 2-1 within the Asia/Oceania Group I competitors on the opening day of the Bille Jean King Cup right here Tuesday.
Within the first match of the tie, Bhosale misplaced 2-6 1-6 to Luksika Kumkhum, leaving India trailing 0-1 within the Pool A contest.
The onus to convey India again was on Raina and she or he didn’t disappoint, levelling the tie 1-1 after profitable her second singles 5-7 6-1 6-3 towards Peangtarn Plipuech.
Within the decisive doubles, Raina and Bhosale got here from behind to beat the Thai pairing of Kumkhum and Plipuech 4-6 6-3 6-2.
As soon as the Indians broke their rivals within the opening recreation of the second set, they didn’t look again and closed the match with ease.
India will tackle hosts Uzbekistan on Wednesday.
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