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Elina Svitolina claims Singles Title at Royal Indian Open:
Teenage sensation Elina Svitolina(UKR) claims the first Singles Title at Royal Indian Open by defeating veteran Kimiko Date Krumm(JPN)62, 63.
Glimpses of happy moments:
Winner of Singles title, Elina Svitolina(UKR) and Runner up of Singles Title, Kimiko Date Krumm(JPN) with their trophies.
Prize giving ceremony:
A grand closing ceremony was held at Shree shiv Chatrapati Stadium and winner were awarded by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Prathviraj Chavan.
Nina Bratchikova(RUS) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) lifts the Doubles Trophy:
Nina Bratchikova(RUS) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) lifts the first Royal Indian Open Doubles Trophy by defeating Julia Glushko(ISR) / Noppawan Lertcheewakarn(THA).
 
Elina Svitolina with Mr.Sujit Jain, M.D Netsurf Entertainment and Mr. Sunder Iyet, Tournament Director at closing ceremony.
Andrea Petkovic's Pune Blog: Saturday:
Unfortunately I lost today. Elina played really well throughout the whole match. I think I lost the match at the beginning - I felt slow and wasn't moving well at all.
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FEATURED MATCHES
E. Svitolina V/S K. Date-Krumm
Center Court: 6:45 PM
COMPLETED MATCHES
 
E. Svitolina (UKR)
6
6
 
V/S
1
2
 
 
 
K. Date Krumm(JPN)
2
3
 
 
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
“Royal Indian Open” is a new addition to WTA Tournament Calendar in 2012. Royal Indian Open, a part of the WTA challenger series, was conceptualized to empower women tennis in emerging markets. Tennis has increasingly become popular in India with WTA events being second most followed events after major Grand Slams. At this backdrop India becomes a perfect landing place to host the Royal Indian Open.

The tournament is scheduled from 5th November till 11th November; which will be the only WTA event in the world during this period.
MEDIA ROOM
The Times of India, 6th Nov 2012
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The Hindu, 4th Nov 2012-11-06
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The Hindu, 4th Nov 2012
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DNA 22 October 2012
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THE HINDU 17th October 2012
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Times of India 11 May 2012
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Business Standard 11 May 2012
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Deccan Herald 11 May 12
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Glimpses of happy moments
Teenage sensation Elina Svitolina(UKR) claims the first Singles Title at Royal Indian Open by defeating veteran Kimiko Date Krumm(JPN)62, 63.
A grand closing ceremony was held at Shree shiv Chatrapati Stadium and winner were awarded by Chief Minister of Maharashtra,Mr Prathviraj Chavan.
Nina Bratchikova(RUS) / Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) lifts the first Royal Indian Open Doubles Trophy by defeating Julia Glushko(ISR) / Noppawan Lertcheewakarn(THA).
Elina Svitolina(UKR) and veteran Kimiko Date Krumm(JPN) made their way to finals by defeating their opponent Andrea Petkovic(GER) and Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) respectively.
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