Top seed Sabine Lisicki will face-off against Czech Republic`s Karolina Pliskova in the finals of the WTA Hong Kong Open after both players ploughed through toughly contested semi-final matches on Saturday.
France captain Arnaud Clement's choice paid off as Richard Gasquet justified his faith by trouncing top Czech netman Tomas Berdych in straight sets, before Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's second match victory gave the hosts a 2-0 lead in Davis Cup semifinals here.
Roger Federer will spearhead Switzerland`s bid to reach the Davis Cup final for the first time against Italy in Geneva this weekend and in so doing put himself within striking distance of one of the few prizes that have eluded him.
An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team.
The local football fans will get a preview of sorts of the Asian Games-bound Indian team which will take on Pakistan in the first of the two friendly matches here Sunday amidst the usual buzz that is normally associated with any sporting encounter between the two neighbours.