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Priska, Christopher give Indonesia glimpse of hope in world of tennis

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /  07:13 am
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Indonesian Priska Madelyn Nugroho practices at Albert Reserve Park in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 18, a day ahead of her debut in the junior Grand Slam.(Pelti/Pelti)

Indonesian tennis may not be in its best shape at the moment, but it is seeing what may be light at the end of the tunnel, as some players are stepping up their game at grand slams this year. Priska Madelyn Nugroho has been gaining ground in the junior grand slams, while her senior and the country’s top player, Christopher Rungkat, has laid a stronger foundation for himself in doubles. Indonesian tennis player Christopher Rungkat. (JP/Seto Wardhana) At this year’s Wimbledon tournament, the 16-year-old Priska reached her first slam’s quarterfinal in her England debut,  where she was defeated by 10th seed Alexa Noel of the United States 7-6, 6-2 on Thursday evening Jakarta time. Priska was awarded the opportunity to join the Grand Slam Development Fund Touring Team -- sponsored by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which allowe...