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.
World number one Novak Djokovic described the strict hygiene restrictions under which the US Open is likely to be played as “extreme” and a cap on support teams as “really impossible” on Friday.
Ittihad Kalba made their intent clear with the third signing of the season as they roped in Fahd Sabeel to bolster their squad further on Friday.
Terebellum made an impressive return to action comfortably winning the G2 Dahlia Stakes, with Magic Lily running well under a penalty to take third in the 10-furlong contest at Newmarket on Saturday.