August 5, Indian sports news wrap: Aditi, Diksha make disappointing start at LPGA tour in Scotland

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports from August 5, 2022.

Aditi Ashok opened with a 2-over 73 and was at T-56 at the LPGA tour in Scotland.

Aditi Ashok opened with a 2-over 73 and was at T-56 at the LPGA tour in Scotland. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Here are all the major developments in Indian sports from August 5, 2022.

GOLF

Aditi, Diksha make disappointing start at LPGA tour in Scotland

Indian golfers Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar made a disappointing start at the 2022 AIG Women’s Open in Muirfield, Scotland. The Indians came into this tournament through their qualifiers at North Berwick earlier this week.

Aditi opened with a 2-over 73 and was at T-56, while Diksha scored a 77 and was at T-118th. The Indians will need a strong second round to keep the hopes alive of making a cut.

Japan’s Hinako Shiburo leads the chart as she fired an opening round of 65 (-60) as she had a one-shot lead over American Jessica Korda, who sits alone in second place on five-under-par.

PTI

GOLF

Vasteras Open: Seher Atwal lies at T-23; Suchitra Ramesh misses cut

Indian golfer Seher Atwal shot a 74-77 to lie at T-23 while her compatriot Suchitra Ramesh shot an 84-84 to miss the cut at the Vasteras Open in Sweden.

Sweden’s Sara Ericsson fired a second round of five-under 67 to lead the chart into the final day. The 21-year-old shot a 70 in the first round and is now 7-under for 36 holes.

The Swede is also coming off a top-20 finish in Malaga a fortnight ago and continued with her good form and made birdies on the first and fifth holes.

In the second position, is New Zealand’s Hanee Song (70-68) who added another solid round to sit at six-under-par and put herself in contention in her first European start.

PTI

TENNIS

Bopanna in semifinals

Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop saved two matchpoints to beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Rohert Farah 7-6(10), 4-6, [12-10] in the doubles quarterfinals of the $2,108,110 ATP tennis tournament in Washington.

In the $60,000 ITF women’s event in Lexington, Karman Kaur Thandi reached the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-0 victory over Alidla Sutjiladi of Indonesia.

In the $25,000 men’s event in Georgia, second seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s fine run was halted with a 7-6(5), 6-2 defeat in the semifinals by Alexandre Metreveli.

THE RESULTS:
$2,108,110 ATP, Washington, US
Doubles (quarterfinals): Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) & Rohan Bopanna bt Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah (Col) 7-6(10), 4-6, [12-10].
$100,000 ITF women, Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland Doubles (quarterfinals): Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls (GBR) bt Weronika Falkowska (Pol) & Ankita Raina 6-3, 6-3.
$60,000 ITF women, Lexington, US Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Karman Kaur Thandi bt Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) 7-5, 6-0.
$25,000 ITF women, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia bt Jullia Konishi Camargo Silva (Bra) 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Maria Perez-Garcia (Col) & Riya Bhatia bt Ana Candiotto & Luiza Fullana (Bra) 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Kottingbrunn, Austria
Doubles (semifinals): Karolina Kubanova & Ivana Sebestova (Cze) bt Tiphanie Fiquet (Bra) & Zeel Desai 1-6, 6-2, [11-9]; Quarterfinals: Zeel & Tiphanie Carolina Kuhl (Ger) & Ksenia Zaytseva 7-5, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF men, Tbilisi, Georgia
Singles (semifinals): Aleksandre Metreveli (Geo) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-6(5), 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (quarterfinals): Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli & Niki Poonacha bt Ignasi De Rueda De Genover (Esp) & Noah Lopez (Sui) 6-4, 6-2.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

TENNIS

Paavanii Paathak wins maiden women’s title

Fourth seed Paavanii Paathak beat Sahira Singh 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Rs.100,000 AITA women’s tennis tournament at the Joygaon Academy on Friday.

It was the maiden singles title in the women’s circuit for the 18-year-old Paavanii who trains with coach Ganesh Raman in Hyderabad.

Paavanii was in the doubles final as well along with Chandana Potugari, but the match against the top seeds Prathiba Narayan and Pragathi Narayan could not be played owing to rain.

THE RESULT
Paavanii Paathak bt Sahira Singh 6-1, 6-4.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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