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Ranked 438, Rutuja Bhosale managed to pull off important wins in three group matches — against Uzbekistan, South Korea, and Chinese Taipei to help India qualify for Fed Cup's playoff stage.
The tournament, a Masters 1000 event that was set to start on Tuesday, attracts the game's top players from both the men's and women's sides and drew a record 475,000 fans over its two-week run last year.
After winning her singles tie, Ankita Raina then combined with Sania Mirza to seal India's place in the play-offs where they will take on either Latvia or the Netherlands in April.
The Paes/Bopanna win over Franko Skugor and Mate Pavic kept the visitors alive in the tie before former world no.3 Marin Cilic cruised past Sumit Nagal 6-0, 6-1 to secure the tie 3-1 for Croatia.
The Indians had hoped to exploit Borna Gojo over two singles rubbers and then pick up a third point in the doubles. But Gojo, playing his first Davis Cup tie at home, had his own point to prove.
Rutuja Bhosale made a confident start against lower-ranked Ya-Yi Yang but had to arrest a mid-match slump to eke out a 6-3 3-6 7-6(6) win.
A few surprises were in store, from the Indians as well as the Croatians, when the teams announced their final nominations for the Davis Cup World Group qualifier, which begins on Friday.
Bouncing back from the narrow defeat against China's Qiang Wang, Ankita Raina regrouped to humble Sabina Sharipova 7-5 6-1 to seal the tie in India's favour in one hour and 34 minutes.
Ankita Raina gave a scare to world number 29 Qiang Wang after Rutuja Bhosale suffered defeat in the first singles as India lost the Fed Cup tie against China after conceding an unassailable 0-2 lead.
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Rafael Nadal, who first won the title in 2005 and took it again in 2013, stormed through the draw without dropping a set and improved to 20-2 in the event overall.
Novak Djokovic, who is on an unbeaten streak in 2020, eased past Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to lift his fifth Dubai Tennis Championships title.
Petra Kvitova ended a run of four straight losses to Ashleigh Barty, including a quarter-final exit at last month's Australian Open, to reach her 37th WTA career final.
Novak Djokovic converted his eighth set point when Gael Monfils double-faulted. He cruised the rest of the way, winning 2-6, 7-6 (8), 6-1.
The victory extended Novak Djokovic's unbeaten start to the season to 16 matches and took his winning streak to 19 matches in a row stretching back to the ATP Finals in November.
The Czech number eight seed, who won the Qatar title in 2018, looked on course for a routine victory after running away with the first set, but former French Open champion Ostapenko clawed her way back into the contest with some gutsy hitting from behind the baseline.
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The Serbian world number one, who lost to Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells a year ago, was entirely dominant, sending down 23 winners and losing only 10 points on his serve as he wrapped up the win in 59 minutes without facing a break point.
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