Saina Nehwal started her Indonesia Open Super Series campaign by beating Sayaka Sato of Japan 21-12, 14-21, 21-17 on Wednesday.
Olympic-bound mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju defeated Korea's Yeon Seong Yoo and Ye Na Jang 14-21, 23-25, 21-14 in a thrilling match.
But Jwala and her women’s doubles partner Ashwini Ponappa couldn’t keep up the momentum and lost 14-21, 17-21 to the Chinese pair of Qing Tian and Yun Lei Zhao.
Lahiri tunes up
Samui (Thailand): British Open-bound Anirban Lahiri returns to one of his favourite venues on the Asian Tour for the Queen's Cup, starting here tomorrow, as he tunes up for his maiden appearance in a Major next month.
Lahiri, who won twice in the span of a year on the Asian Tour, is one of the Indians teeing up at the Queen's Cup in Koh Samui. The other Indians in the field for the $ 300,000 event include Himmat Rai, Chiragh Kumar and Ajeetesh Sandhu.
New stadium in Kerala
Chennai: A new multi-purpose stadium worth Rs. 124.17 crore will be coming up in Karyavattom in Kerala. Infrastructure company CCCL will be building the stadium, which will host the National Games to be conducted in Kerala and is expected to be completed in 21 months.
Sai clears pistol coach
New Delhi: Admitting its fault, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has finally released the payment of national pistol coach Anatolli Piddubnyii, who has been working without salary since February this year.
The 75-year-old Ukranian signed his contract in February but was without salary thanks to SAI's lackadaisical attitude.