World Table Tennis Championships: Sathiyan enters round of 32

India's G Sathiyan progressed to the men's singles third round at the World Table Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over Russia's Vladimir Sidorenko.

FILE PHOTO: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India during Tokyo 2020.

India's G. Sathiyan entered the men's singles third round (round of 32) of the World table tennis championships here on Wednesday, with an 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 victory over Vladimir Sidorenko of Russia.

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However, Ayhika Mukherjee lost 5-11, 4-11, 3-11, 4-11 to Hina Hayata of Japan in a women's singles second-round contest.

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The results:

Men: Singles (second round): G. Sathiyan bt Vladimir Sidorenko (Rus) 11-9, 11-9, 11-8, 11-6

Doubles (first round): Bode Abiodun & Olajide Omotayo (Ngr) bt A. Amalraj & Harmeet Desai 8-11, 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8.

Women: Singles (second round): Hina Hayata (Jpn) bt Ayhika Mukherjee 11-5, 11-4, 11-3, 11-4

Doubles (first round): Xin Ru Wong & Riu Xuan Goi (SGP) bt Sutirtha Mukherjee & Madhurika Patkar 11-3, 11-7, 11-4.