Aditya Singh topped the men’s air rifle as he beat Sri Karthik Sabari Raj 17-9 in the third National shooting selection trials at the Dr. Karni Singh Range, Tughlakabad, on Sunday.

Vijay Singh took the third place, ahead of Monu Kumar, Gajanan Khandagale, Vidit Jain, Olympian Deepak Kumar and Arjun Babuta who were the others to make the semifinals.

April 9: Indian sports news wrap of the day

Sabari Raj went on to take the honours in both the juniors and youth events, as he beat Samarvir Singh 16-4 and Abhinav Shaw 17-11 respectively.

In the 50-metre rifle prone event, Sift Kaur Samra topped in both the women’s and junior sections with the score of 623.7.

- by Kamesh Srinivasan


Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradeck beat the top seeds Caroline Dolehide and Shuai Zhang 6-2, 4-6, [10-8] in the doubles semifinals of the $899,500 WTA tennis tournament in the US.

In the final, Sania and Hradecka were scheduled to play the fourth seeds, Andreja Klepac and Magda Linette.

In the Challenger in Ecuador, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni beat JC Aragone and Roberto Quiroz 4-6, 6-3, [10-7] in the doubles final.

It was the seventh Challenger doubles title for the 29-year-old Yuki. He had won his last Challenger doubles title with Mahesh Bhupathi in 2016.

It was the tenth Challenger doubles title for Saketh, and the second this season after the one with Ramkumar Ramanathan in Bengaluru.

- by Kamesh Srinivasan