P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth advanced to quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament in Bali on Thursday.Sindhu beat Yvonne Li 21-12,21-18 while Praneeth had a hard fought 21-17,14-21,21-19 win over Popov.Kidambi Srikanth lost to second seed Viktor Axelsen in straight games.In men’s doubles,Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reached last eight.
G Sathiyan reached third round in men’s singles at World Table Tennis Championships after 4-0 win over Vladimir of Russia.
Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu has withdrawn from World and Commonwealth Championships scheduled for next month due to lack of preparation.
Australian Open director Craig Tiley said 90-95% players will be vaccinated by January.
Liverpool beat Porto 2-0 to maintain perfect record in Champions League on Wednesday. Manchester City won their group after beating PSG 2-1.
By Shailesh Padhye