Semenistaja To Face Monnet For KPB Trust ITF Women’s Open Title

Darja Semenistaja (photo: Deepthi Indukuri/KSLTA)

BENGALURU, January 20 ,2024 (Press Release)

India’s last hope Rutuja Bhosale went down tamely to sixth seed Carole Monnet in the semifinals of the KPB Trust ITF Women’s Open. The 27-year-old lost 2-6, 0-6 to the Frenchwoman in just 63 minutes at the KSLTA Stadium here on Saturday.

Monnet will meet the top seed Darja Semenistaja in the title clash to be played on Sunday. The Latvian overcame the challenge of qualifier Naho Sato of Japan 6-4, 6-1 in the other semifinal of the ITF World Tennis Tour W50 event in Bengaluru, India.

Semenistaja thus placed herself for in line for a golden double after the 21-year-old combined with Italian Camilla Rosatello to overcome the challenge of Yu-Yun Li of Taipei and Eri Shimizu of Japan 3-6, 6-2, 10-8 to wear the women’s doubles crown.


Singles Semifinals

1-Darja Semenistaja (LAT) bt Q-Naho Sato (JPN) 6-4, 6-1; 6-Carole Monnet (FRA) bt WC-Rutuja Bhosale (IND) 6-2, 6-0;

Doubles Finals

1-Camilla Rosatello (ITA)/Darja Semenistaja (LAT) bt Yu-Yun Li (TPE)/Eri Shimizu (JPN) 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.