Indian sports news wrap, August 9

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on August 9.

Published : Aug 09, 2023 19:35 IST , CHENNAI - 1 MIN READ

Prarthana Thombare of India in action.
Prarthana Thombare of India in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Prarthana Thombare of India in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

The major developments from the world of sports on August 9 where Indians took part are as follows:


Prarthana Thombare in quarterfinals

Prarthana Thombare in partnership with Sada Nahimana beat Nuria Brancaccio and Aurora Zantedeschi 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $100,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Maspalomas Gran Canaria, Spain, on Wednesday.

In the $115,000 WTA event in Kozerki, Poland, qualifier Gabriela Knutson beat Ankita Raina 6-2, 6-3 in the first round.

The results:
$25,000 ITF men, Herzlia, Israel
Singles (first round): Rishab Agarwal bt Aaron Cohen (Isr) 6-7(6), 6-2, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia
Singles (first round): SD Prajwal Dev bt Corban Crowther (Nzl) 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3; Kokoro Isomura (Jpn) bt Shivank Bhatnagar 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Gunawan Trismuwantara & Tegar Wibowo (Ina) bt Blake Mott (Aus) & Rishi Reddy 7-6(6), 6-1.
$115,000 WTA, Kozerki, Poland
Singles (first round): Gabriela Knutson (Cze) bt Ankita Raina 6-2, 6-3.
$100,000 ITF women, Maspalomas Gran Canaria, Spain
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sada Nahimana (Bdi) & Prarthana Thombare bt Nuria Brancaccio & Aurora Zantedeschi (Ita) 6-4, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF women, Osijek, Croatia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Lucija Bagaric (Cro) & Natalia Szabanin (Hun) bt Sharmada Balu & Vasanti Shinde 6-2, 6-7(4), [10-6].
$25,000 ITF women, Roehampton, Britain
Singles (first round): Rutuja Bhosale bt Eri Shimizu (Jpn) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mariam Bolkvadze (Geo) & Yuriko Miyazaki (GBR) bt Rutuja Bhosale & Erika Sema (Jpn) 6-2, 7-5.
$15,000 ITF women, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Singles (first round): Milana Maslenkova (Uzb) bt Saumya Vig 6-4, 6-1; Valery Gynina bt Laalitya Kalluri 6-0, 6-0; Yu Wenfei (Chn) bt Prathyusha Rachapudi 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Mariya Sinitsyna (Kaz) bt Soha Sadiq 6-4, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Tbilisi, Georgia
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Riya Bhatia bt Rada Zolotareva 6-0, 6-1; Tanisha Kashyap bt Celine Simunyu (Irl) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

- Kamesh Srinivasan


Aditi and Diksha ready for another Major test at AIG Women’s Open

FILE PHOTO: Aditi Ashok, of India in action.
FILE PHOTO: Aditi Ashok, of India in action. | Photo Credit: AP

FILE PHOTO: Aditi Ashok, of India in action. | Photo Credit: AP

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok has become a regular feature at the Majors for women but is yet to make a mark as she has on the Ladies European Tour or even the Ladies PGA.

Aditi, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker in Tokyo, and Diksha Dagar, who was her teammate in the Tokyo Olympics, are back to make another appearance this week at AIG Women’s Open, two weeks after a none-too-happy outing at the previous Major, the Evian Championships.

Aditi has won four times on the Ladies European Tour since her maiden success on home turf at the Hero Women Indian Open back in 2016, while Diksha has won twice, once each in the Women’s South African Open and Czech Ladies Open.

Aditi, who has played more than 25 Majors so far, has still not been able to crack a winning formula or even finish in Top-10. Her best has been T-22 at the AIG Women’s Open in 2018.

This will be Aditi’s seventh appearance at the Women’s Open and it will be her 27th Major.

Diksha will be making her fourth start at a Major and the second at the Women’s Open. She has yet to make a cut in any Major.

Aditi is paired with Carlota Ciganda and Valentina Rossi and they will be out very early at 7.25 am, while Diksha will play with Celine Borge and Gina Kim and they tee off at 10.37 am from the first tee.

South African Ashleigh Buhai will be back to defend the title as the event is staged at Walton Heath in Surrey.

Sign in to unlock all user benefits
  • Get notified on top games and events
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign up / manage to our newsletters with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early bird access to discounts & offers to our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide to our community guidelines for posting your comment