Sports World: Feng beaten in quarters in Qatar

Feng beaten in quarters in Qatar

Women's world No. 4 Feng Tianwei lost 0-4 (8-11, 6-11, 5-11, 12-14) to China's Gu Yuting in the quarter-finals of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Qatar Open yesterday.

The 30-year-old Singaporean is ranked 54 places above her 22-year-old opponent.

Gu faced compatriot Wang Manyu, the world No. 38, in the semi-finals early this morning.

The other women's singles semi-final took place between Chen Meng of China and Shan Xiaona of Germany.

The tournament ends today.

Rugby duo arrested in Paris cocaine bust

PARIS • Former All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor were arrested in Paris yesterday in possession of cocaine.

The pair, currently playing for French rugby clubs Racing 92 and Toulon respectively, were stopped at around 3am (local time) outside a nightclub near the Champs Elysees avenue and found to be in possession of two grams of cocaine.


Alaves recover to win against Valencia

MADRID• Valencia were beaten 2-1 by Alaves in a Spanish Primera Liga football match last night.

All the goals came in the second half, with Carlos Soler giving Singapore businessman Peter Lim's Valencia a 1-0 lead in the 69th minute.

But Ibai Gomez equalised in the 77th minute and Aleksandar Katai found the winner for Alaves five minutes from the end.


Knee trouble behind Kerber's Dubai loss

DUBAI • Angelique Kerber said she needed to nurse her injured knee after a semi-final defeat at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Friday prevented her from reclaiming the world No. 1 ranking from Serena Williams.

The German went down 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to Elina Svitolina, but later revealed she had been struggling with knee trouble.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 26, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe