The tie again began on a losing note when Karman failed to capitalise on her chances against Zarina Diyas in her 3-6 2-6 defeat
India's Ankita Raina
India's aspirations of qualifying for the Fed Cup World Group were dashed after hosts Kazakhstan thrashed them 3-0 in a Pool A tie here yesterday. The tie again began on a losing note when Karman failed to capitalise on her chances against Zarina Diyas in her 3-6 2-6 defeat.
The team looked up to Ankita for an upset win against World No. 43 Yulia Putintseva to stay alive but the home player prevailed 6-1, 7-6. In the doubles rubber, Riya Bhatia and Prarthana Thombare were thrashed 6-1, 6-1 by Anna Danilina and Galina Voskoboeva.
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