Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarterfinals after a hard-earned victory while compatriots Ajay Jayaram and R M V Gurusaidutt lost their respective men's singles matches as Indians had a mixed day at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.
Sri Lankan cricketing authorities blamed a lack of fitness and the poor form of the side`s top order batsmen for failing to progress beyond the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The reactions from former players to Pakistan's defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup quarterfinals was a mixed one with some of them blaming captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their failed campaign.
Spain's third seed Roberto Bautista Agut made a smooth entry into the men's quarterfinals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament with a fluent 6-3 6-2 win over German Peter Gojowczyk here on Thursday.
India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
A day after being felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his Asian Games exploits, India's Saketh Myneni toppled Belgian seventh seed Kimmer Coppejans to move to the singles quarterfinals of the ATP Indore Open, here on Wednesday.
India's Sanam Singh reached the quarterfinals of the men's singles tennis event of the 17th Asian Games with a straight sets victory over higher ranked South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Friday.