P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth reached quarterfinals of Korea Open Badminton Championships on Thursday. Sindhu beat Ohori 21-15,21-10 while Srikanth beat Zilberman 21-18,21-6.India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also advanced to quarterfinals.Malvika Bansod bowed out in women’s singles prequarterfinals.
Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem pulled out of next week’s Monte Carlo Masters.Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini will also miss opening clay court Masters 1000 event.
Karim Benzema scored hattrick as Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 in Champions League first leg quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.Villareal beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in other quarterfinal.
By Shailesh Padhye