Kaec (Saudi Arabia): Indian golfer Aditi Ashok finished tied-11th in the inaugural Aramco Saudi Ladies International tournament with a 1-over 73 in the final round. She finished the week at 3-under 285. Tvesa Malik (75) and Diksha Dagar (76) had disappointing finishes as they were T-64th and T-65th, respectively. Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen powered her way to victory with a dramatic birdie on the first play-off hole to win her second LET title of the season. She beat Major winner Georgia Hall after the pair were tied in regulation at 10-under.
Prajnesh loses in final of Challenger
Prajnesh Gunneswaran squandered initial advantage to lose to Denis Kudla of USA in three sets in the final of the Atlantic Tire Championships here. The fourth-seeded Indian lost 6-3 3-6 0-6 in the men’s singles summit clash of the ATP Challenger event in one hour 33 minutes on Sunday. Prajnesh had got the better of Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci in the quarterfinals before receiving a walkover against Denmark’s Mikael Torpegaard in the semifinals. He had also beaten former top-10 American Jack Sock earlier in the tournament.
Nations League: Italy back in contention; England out
Three years after an embarrassing failure to qualify for the World Cup, Italy are back in contention with the best in Europe. England, meanwhile, are already out of contention for the Nations League finals with one round of matches still to play. An Italy squad badly hit by the coronavirus still managed to beat Poland 2-0, putting the Azzurri in control of their group, while England were beaten 2-0 by top-ranked Belgium. Frank de Boer finally has his first win as Netherlands coach after the Dutch beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 3-1. Agencies