Sania to lead side

Sania Mirza will lead India in the Asia/Oceania Group I Fed Cup tie from February 6-9 in the away tie in Astana, Kazhakstan. The team announced by the AITA on Friday also named Kyra Shroff, Rutuja Bhosale and Rishika Sunkara. Ankita Raina and Prerna Bhambri are reserves.

Negi holds Wojtaszek

GM Parimarjan Negi got off to a good start in the category 18, AICF-AAI Chess Cup in New Delhi. He held top seed Radoslav Wojtaszek of Poland to a draw despite a slight error in the endgame arising out of a Grunfeld defence. Abhijeet Gupta held Krishnan Sasikiran to a draw, and Ukrainian Anton Korobov signed peace with Evgeny Alekseev of Russia.

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