Italian Open: Sania enters quarterfinals; Bopanna-Middelkoop pair loses
Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Matwe Middelkoop was crushed by the seventh seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski 7-6(3), 6-3 within the doubles second spherical of the ATP tennis match in Rome.
The Indo-Dutch group collected 90 ATP factors and € 21,830 for getting into the pre-quarterfinals.
Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka had a straightforward entry into the ladies’s doubles quarterfinals in Rome, because the Indo-Czech pair received a walkover from Elena Rybakina and Liudmila Samsonova.
Within the Challenger in Kazakhstan, Arjun Kadhe, seeded second with Vladyslav Manafov was crushed 6-4, 3-6, 11-9 by Alexander Shevchenko and Denis Yevseyev within the doubles quarterfinals.
Within the Challenger in Croatia, third seeds Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have been crushed 2-6, 7-6(4), 11-9 within the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Zvonimir Ballbic and Alexander Donski.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Wesley Koolhof (Ned) & Neal Skupski (GBR) bt Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna 7-6(3), 6-3.
€ 2,527,250 WTA, Rome, Italy
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Lucie Hradecka (Cze) & Sania Mirza w.o. Elena Rybakina (Kaz) & Liudmila Samsonova.
$53,120 Challlenger, Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Doubles (quarterfinals): Alexander Sshevchenko & Denis Yevseyev (Kaz) bt Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) & Arjun Kadhe 6-4, 3-6, [11-9].
€ 45,730 Challenger, Zagreb, Croatia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Zvonimir Babic (Cro) & Alexander Donski (Bul) bt Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 2-6, 7-6(4), [11-9].
$25,000 ITF ladies, Nottingham, Britain
Singles (first spherical): Freya Christie (GBR) bt Ankita Raina 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale & Ankita Raina bt Lauryn John-Baptiste (GBR) & Alice Robbe (Fra) 6-4, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF males, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Aziz Dougaz (Tun) & Akira Santillan (Aus) bt Pranassh Babu & Amaan Siddiqui 6-0, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF males, Valdoreix, Spain
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Daniel Rincon (Esp) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-0, 6-4.
Mydeen beats Om to arrange closing in opposition to Vaibhav
Levin Safoor Mydeen beat prime seed Om Verma 7-5, 6-2 within the boys semifinals of the Asian under-14 tennis match on the Trendy College courts, Barakhamba Street, on Thursday.
Within the closing, to be performed on Saturday, Mydeen will play Vaibhav Charotia. The ladies closing shall be betweenAleena Farid and Prachi Malik.
The outcomes (semifinals):
Boys: Levin Safoor Mydeen bt Om Verma 7-5, 6-2; Vaibhav Charotia bt Om Patel 6-3, 6-3.
Women: Aleena Farid bt Arachyaa Verma 7-6(4), 6-0; Prachi Malik bt
India guidelines the roost in South Asian Junior Cadet Championships
India received 11 of the 12 gold medals on supply within the South Asian junior and cadet desk tennis championships, which concluded in Male (Maldives) on Wednesday.
The Indian group within the South Asian junior and cadet desk tennis championships – TTFI
India didn’t discipline a group within the junior boys’ occasion, however nonetheless boosted its general tally with 10 silver medals to stamp its authority. The Indians received 4 singles and 4 doubles titles, moreover three group gold medals.
P. B. Abhinandh, Suhana Saini, Payas Jain and Jennifer Varghese received the gold medals, leaving the silver to their compatriots.
The outcomes (finals):
Cadet Boys: Workforce: India bt Pakistan 3-0 (P. B. Abhinandh bt Ahmad 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5; R. Balamurugan bt Abbas Amjad 11-4, 11-4, 11-8; Priyanuj Bhattacharya & P. B. Abhinandh bt Ahmad & Abbas Amjad 11-4, 11-9, 11-5); Doubles: R. Balamurugan & P. B. Abhinandh (Ind) bt Ahmed Muhammad & Abbas Amjad (Pak) 11-2, 11-5, 12-10; Singles: P. B. Abhinandh (Ind) bt R. Balamurugan (Ind) 11-4. 11-5, 11-7.
Junior boys: Singles: Payas Jain (Ind) bt Yashansh Malik (Ind) 11-9, 9/11, 11-5, 11-3; Doubles: Ankur Bhattacharjee & Patil Deepit Rajesh (Ind) bt Kulappuwawadu Dulsen & Dhanushka Wijesinghe (SL) 11-8, 11-4, 11-9.
Junior women: Workforce: India bt Sri Lanka 3-1 (Suhana Saini bt Bimandee 11-7, 11-6, 11-5; M. Nithyasree misplaced to Ayla Chitty 11-2, 4-11, 8-11, 6-11; Yashswini Ghorpade bt Maneesha 11-3, 11-4, 11-7; M. Nithyasree bt Bimandee 11-8, 11-6, 12-10); doubles: Suhana Saini & Yashaswini Ghorpade bt S. Bimandee & Ayla Sharik Chitty (SL) 11-3, 11-5, 11-9).
Cadet women: Workforce: India bt Nepal 3-0 (Jennifer Varghese bt Evana 11-1,11-5, 11-4; M. R. Hansini bt Bianca 11-3, 11-6, 11-6; Jennifer & Sandika bt Evana & Bianca 9/11, 11-7, 9/11, 11-9, 11-8); Singles: Jennifer Varghese (Ind) bt D. Fatimah (Mdv) 13-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-13, 11-6; Doubles: Jennifer Varghese & Sandika Bhattacharjee (Ind) bt Hoor Fawad & Haiqa Hassan (Pak) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4.
TN, UP win huge in Senior Nationwide Girls’s hockey
Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh registered equivalent 12-0 wins over their respective pool rivals on the twelfth Hockey India Senior Girls Nationwide Championship on Thursday.
Whereas Tamil Nadu defeated Arunachal 12-0 in a Pool F match, Uttar Pradesh outplayed Gujarat by the identical scoreline in Pool G.
In Pool F, Hockey Andaman & Nicobar forfeited its match, leading to Hockey Karnataka getting a 5-0 default win.
Earlier, Andhra Pradesh outclassed Puducherry 16-0 in a Pool E match late on Wednesday.
Viswanathan Anand nominated for Deputy President of FIDE
5-time World chess champion Viswanathan Anand has been nominated for the publish of Deputy President of FIDE (World Chess Federation) by the incumbent President Arkady Dvorkovich for the elections to be held on the FIDE Congress through the Chess Olympiad right here from July 28 to August 10. The FIDE Basic Meeting and Elections have been scheduled on August 7.
“The group (led by Dvorkovich) has carried out good work for chess in the previous few years. I hope that we will work for a much bigger and brighter future for chess,” mentioned Anand to The Hindu earlier than embarking on the Grand Chess Tour to Warsaw (Poland) from Might 17 to 24.
Tvesa has modest begin, lies 51st in Bangkok
India’s Tvesa Malik had a modest begin as she shot 3-over 75 within the opening spherical of the Aramco Workforce Collection – Bangkok to be positioned 51st individually on the Thai Nation Membership on Thursday.
Tvesa, who’s main one of many groups comprising Nobuhle Dlamini, Annais Maggeti and beginner A Mitsuhashi, was mendacity tied nineteenth within the group section and tied 51st within the people.
Tvesa had simply two birdies, each on the entrance 9 on a sizzling and humid day, and she or he gave away 5 bogeys, three of them on the entrance 9 and two on again 9.
Maggeti was the perfect in Tvesa’s group with a spherical of 1-over 73 and was tied thirty sixth. Dlamini shot 75 and was tied 51st like Tvesa.
Workforce Hillier, led by Whitney Hiller sat on the prime of the chief board with a one-shot lead after the primary day.
The quartet of Whitney Hillier, Chonlada Chayanun, Krista Bakker and beginner Pattanan Amatanon mixed for a superb first spherical, making the flip in 8-under and having an equally good again 9 to be 16-under-par for the match.
Hillier, whose mom is Thai, was happy with how her group started their spherical.
Workforce Simmermacher is one shot again on 15-under-par after Magdalena Simmermacher, Charlotte Liautier, Isabella Deilert and beginner Sirapob Yapala all contributed throughout their spherical.
Two groups are tied for third place with Workforce Henry and Workforce Tavatanakit each on 14-under-par.
Within the particular person competitors, native star Patty Tavatanakit received off to a blistering begin firing a course report 66 (-6) to set the tempo and maintain a one-shot lead. Seven birdies and one bogey noticed the Thai expertise finish the day on the prime of the chief board forward of Spain’s Ana Peláez.
Final week’s Madrid Women Open winner Peláez continued her good type and signed for a bogey-free 67 (-5) which included three consecutive birdies on her final three holes.
5 gamers sit two photographs behind chief Tavatanakit with Moriya and Ariya Jutanugarn, Marianne Skarpnord, Maha Haddioui and Anne Van Dam all tied for third place on four-under-par.
Within the group competitors, Workforce Hull and Workforce Ariya Jutanugarn are in a tie for fifth place on 13-under, whereas Workforce Corridor, Workforce Lampert, Workforce Van Dam and Workforce Morgan are tied seventh on 12-under-par.
The second spherical will see the conclusion of the Workforce occasion.
It was a blended day for the Indians within the opening spherical of the Asia Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup at Oarai Golf Membership on Thursday.
Ajeetesh Sandhu, who has a win in Japan on their Problem Tour, opened with a good even par 70 and was positioned tied thirty fourth, whereas Rahil Gangjee had a tough day with 5-over 75, which suggests he’ll want a low second spherical to make the lower, which is more likely to fall at round 1-over.
Sandhu, who started on the again 9 of the course, had two bogeys on the tenth and the 14th however got here again nicely to birdie the primary and seventh to get to even par. Gangjee had 5 bogeys and no birdies.
Veteran Japanese golfer Hiroshi Iwata and his rookie compatriot Kaito Onishi carded five-under-par 65s to take the first-round lead.
American Berry Henson, Todd Sinnott from Australia and Japan’s Shugo Imahira returned 66s – in what’s the first Asian Tour occasion to be performed in Japan since September of 2019, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twelve gamers fired 67s together with Japan’s Yuto Katsuragawa, presently first on Japan’s cash checklist, and Keita Nakajima – the Japanese golfer who’s the world’s primary ranked beginner.
Each Iwata, a three-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO), and Onishi, an expert since final yr in search of his first victory, traded seven birdies in opposition to two bogeys. This week’s match, which is collectively sanctioned with the JGTO, offers the winner an exemption into The Open at St. Andrews in July which is a serious attraction for Iwata.
Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanjana, buoyed this week by receiving an invitation to subsequent week’s PGA Championship, got here in with a 69.
Two gamers made aces on par-3s on the primary day. Thailand’s Suradit Yongcharoenchai (70) holed his 9 iron on the fourth whereas Japan’s Naoyuki Kataoka (69) discovered the cup along with his eight iron on 14.