Korea Open Campaign

PV Sindhu will meet to Nozomi Okuhara in Korea Open Super Series

Fresh from her victory at the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to continue her rich vein of form when she heads into the Japan Open, which gets underway here later today.

Sindhu, who is seeded fourth in the tournament, will have to be at her menacing best to get through world No. 19 Minatsu Mitani in the opening round of the women's singles event.

Jhulan Goswami

Virat Kohli is phenomenal and the best cricketer in the world, says Jhulan Goswami

India women's cricket stars Jhulan Goswami, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy backed Team India to beat Australia in the limited-overs series starting on September 17. India's women's World Cup star Jhulan Goswami backed Virat Kohli to shine in the coming times and said that he is the best cricketer in the world.

Goswami, who is the currently the leading wicket taker in one-day international cricket with 195 scalps to her name, said that the Team India captain is phenominal and lauded him for leading from the front. "He is a phenomenal cricketer. He is the best cricketer in the world. The way he is playing and leading from the front is fantastic," said the all-rounder in India Today's Mind Rocks Delhi event.

Korea Open Campaign

Indian shuttlers to begin their Korea Open campaign today

In Badminton, PV Sindhu is among the 14 Indian shuttlers who will begin their campaigns at the Korea Open Superseries tournament in Seoul today. In the absence of Saina Nehwal, Sindhu is the only Indian in the Women's Singles and is seeded 5th. She will play her opening round match against Ngan Yi Cheung of Hong Kong. 

The Rio Olympics and World Championships Silver medalist, who will be eying her second career Superseries title, has never lost against Cheung in the four matches they have played, so far.

B. Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sourabh Verma and Sameer Verma will be seen in action in the Men's Singles first round. Kidambi Srikanth is not taking part in the tournament. Indian shuttlers will also figure in the Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles categories.

Martina Hingis Chan Yung Jan

US Open: Martina Hingis, Chan Yung-Jan win women's doubles title

Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Taiwan's Chan Yung-Jan won the US Open women's doubles title tonight, when they rolled past the Czech partnership of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. 

It was the first grand slam title for Chan but the second in as many days for Hingis, who won the mixed doubles with Britain's Jamie Murray on Saturday. The victory took Hingis's career grand-slam tally to 25, including five singles titles, 13 doubles and seven mixed doubles. Hingis and Chan stormed through the draw without dropping a set and in the final did not face a breakpoint as they simply overwhelmed Hradecka and Siniakova.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer makes shocking quarter-final exit from US Open

In Tennis, world number three Roger Federer has made a shocking quarter-final exit from the US Open, the fourth and final Grand Slam of the season, in New York. The Swiss, who had won the Wimbledon and Australian Open earlier this year, was stunned by 24th seed Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in four sets, 5-7, 6-3, 6-7, 4-6. 

In the semi-finals, Del Potro will face world number one Rafael Nadal who beat Russian teenager Andrey Rublev in straight sets in the other quarterfinal. The other Men's Singles semi-final will be played between Kevin Anderson and Pablo Busta.