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.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

FILE PHOTO: Sathiyan Gnanasekaran of India during Tokyo 2020.   -  AP

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.

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.

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