P V Sindhu went down 21-15,9-21,14-21 to Ratchanok Intanon in the semifinals of Indonesia Open Super 1000 event in Bali on Saturday. Indian challenge ended when men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to top seeds Gideon and Kevin in straight games.
Manika Batra has reached quarterfinals in mixed and women’s doubles events at World Table Tennis Championships in Houston.Manika and Archana Kamath beat Dora and Pota in women’s doubles round of 16.Manika also paired up with G Sathiyan to reach last eight in mixed doubles.Medals will be awarded to losing semifinalists meaning Indians are in hunt for two historic medals if they reach semis
Novak Djokovic lef Serbia beat Austria 3-0 in Davis Cup opener in Paris on Friday.
Arsenal beat Newcastle 2-0 in premier league on Saturday.Newcastle dropped to 20th in the table.
By Shailesh Padhye