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October 18, 2013

Saina loses in Denmark Open quarters

Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) India's defending champion Saina Nehwal lost a marathon women's singles quarterfinal against Ji Hyun Sung of South Korea in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Friday. The sixth seeded Ji overcame the World No.4 Indian 13-21, 21-18, 21-19 in a thrilling one hour and six minute-long encounter to enter the semifinals at the Odense Sports Park. This was the South Korean's first win over the Hyderabadi in five meetings. Saina was clearly the better player in the opener,…

Mohit, Arjun win doubles title, enter singles final

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Top seed Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash and Arjun Kadhe Friday clinched the men's doubles title and also reached the singles final of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships here. The duo were a game down in the first set but turned the match around thereafter to beat P.C. Vignesh and Fariz Mohammed 6-4, 6-4 at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Complex. Earlier, Chennai's Mohit overcame former national champion and third seed Nitten Kirrtane of Maharashtra 6-1, 2-6, 6-2 to…

Saina ousted from Denmark Open

Odense (Denmark), Oct 18 (IANS) Defending champion Saina Nehwal of India was ousted from the Denmark Open Super Series Premier by South Korean sixth seed Ji Hyun Sung at the Odense Sports Park here Friday. Ji beat the fourth seeded Saina 13-21, 21-18, 21-19 in one hour and six minutes to enter the women's singles semifinals.

Munde drags MCA to court for rejecting nomination

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Peeved by the rejection of his nomination papers for the Mumbai Cricket Association presidential polls, senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Gopinath Munde moved a city court here Friday challenging the decision. In his suit before the City Civil Court, Munde has contended that the rejection of his nomination papers by MCA election officer S. M. Gorwadkar was "illegal" and prayed that the presidential be held again. The suit will come up for hearing Saturday. Among other things, Munde…

Vettel eyes double delight at Indian GP

Greater Noida, Oct 18 (IANS) Sebastian Vettel has cruised to victory in the first two editions of the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. And it is no surprise that the Red Bull driver is confident of completing a hat-trick at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here next weekend and seal the world title for the fourth year in a row. "So far everything has always gone perfectly for us in India. There is also a very nice trophy at the end of the race - so it would be great to hold one again this year. It's a circuit…
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