JAKARTA: India’s campaign at the Indonesian Open Superseries badminton ended after star shuttler Saina Nehwal went down to World No.1 Carolina Marin of Spain in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles on Friday.
It was the World No.8 Saina’s third loss in their last four faceoffs as the Spaniard took just 47 minutes to win in straight games 24-22, 21-11 at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
HOCKEY: EVES LOSE 1-2
DARWIN: Promising midfielder Lilima Minz’s efforts went in vain as a late surge from Australia resulted in India going down 1-2 to the hosts in the Four-Nation Hockey Tournament on Friday.
Having lost 1-4 to New Zealand and then playing a 1-1 draw against Japan, World No.13 India made a brilliant comeback in the third game with great defensive display.
KAPUR MAKES CUT
STOCKHOLM: India’s Shiv Kapur made a fine move up the leaderboard in the second round after being in the dumps at the end of the opening round of the Nordea Masters on the European Tour on Friday.
The 34-year-old had six birdies against two bogeys in his card of four-under 68.