The Indian team badly missed Sania Mirza as it made a horrendous start to
the Fed Cup, losing 0-3 to New Zealand in their opening Group
I tie of the Asia/Oceania
zone on Wednesday.
Rushmi Chakravarthi, up against a non-ranked player Dianee Hollands, played the first match but she was no match for her opponent and was outplayed 3-6 0-6 by the Kiwi player.
All the responsibility to bring India back in the tie fell on the team's number one player in the event Ankita Bhambri but Marina Eracovic, world number 68, thrashed the Delhi-based player 6-2, 6-3 to win the tie.
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