Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon in action against Indonesia’s Gregoria Mariska Tunjung during their BWF World Championships in Basel. Reuters
Jakarta: PV Sindhu stormed into the final of the Indonesian Open after beating China’s Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final in Jakarta on Saturday. She will now face Japanese fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Both players will be playing for their first ever Super 1000 title. Sindhu had reached the semis
Dubai-based Indonesian Imam Adi Kusuma defeated compatriot Fahmi Mubarok to clinch the men’s singles title at the 42nd edition of the India Club UAE Open Badminton tournament. Kusuma started well and dominated the opening set easily but was taken aback by his rival Mubarok in the second.
Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title.
NEW DELHI: PV Sindhu was made to work hard before getting past Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei 21-14, 21-15 in the women’s singles second round of the BWF World Championships in Basel on Wednesday. Though the scoreline may suggest a complete domination by the Indian, the story was a bit different as Sindhu was tested by her opponent.
"I want to invite them to Turin or Lisbon to come to have dinner with me because I want to give something back."
Singapore’s skies were clearer on Friday and air quality improved as smog from Indonesian forest fires drifted away, easing fears that this weekend’s Formula One race may be affected.
Al Jazira kicked off the 2019/20 Arabian Gulf League (AGL) season with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Al Dhafra at Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium on Thursday. Al Jazira started the game