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The “waw” shorts, as they are fondly referred to, are probably the most talked about pair of shorts at the moment because of their fashion statement. ‘The shorts’ shot to fame after the recently crowned new champion Stan Wawrinka was seen sporting them in the recently concluded final of the French Open against Djokovic. What further accelerated the popularity was when Wawrinka jokingly attributed his win to the plaid

Jun 15 2015
The men behind the French Open champions
The men behind the French Open champions

Stan Wawrinka and Serena Williams hogged the limelight in Paris last weekend when they managed to win Coupe des Mousquetaires and Coupe Suzanne Lenglen respectively. While Serena was expected to win her third title in the French Capital, Wawrinka’s triumph over overwhelming favourite World No.1 Novak Djokovic was more of a shock to the tennis fraternity. Wawrinka defied the odds to beat Djokovic in four sets at Roland Garros and claimed a

Jun 13 2015
Serena Williams- the greatest female athlete of all time
Serena Williams- the greatest female athlete of all time

Williams with the Winners’ Trophy at the 2015 French Open In every sport, there are greats who dominate the sport for a period of 4-5 years.  A period when they are the undisputed number 1s in their sport. But it is extremely unlikely that at the age of 33, more than a decade after you first crushed every opposition, you dominate the sport once again. This is exactly what Serena has been doing for the past year. And it 

Jun 10 2015
5 reasons behind Stan Wawrinka's defeat of Novak Djokovic in the French Open final
5 reasons behind Stan Wawrinka's defeat of Novak Djokovic in the French Open final

Stan Wawrinka plays a backhand in his win over Novak Djokovic in the French Open final Novak Djokovic struggling against Stan Wawrinka is nothing new. At the 2013 Australian Open, the 2013 US Open, the 2014 Australian Open as well as the 2015 Australian Open, the Swiss took the current World No. 1 to five sets. Djokovic even lost in the 2014 Australian Open, and Wawrinka eventually went on to win his first Grand Sla

Jun 9 2015
Rafael Nadal down to 10th spot in ATP rankings
Rafael Nadal down to 10th spot in ATP rankings

Rafael Nadal has slipped to his lowest position in over a decade Madrid, June 8 (IANS) In his lowest position since he jumped into the top 10 more than 10 years ago, Spain's Rafael Nadal dropped to the No.10 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, published on Monday. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic maintained his place at No.1 in the singles rankings with 13,845 points, while Swiss Stanislas

Serena Williams retains top ranking after French Open victory
Serena Williams retains top ranking after French Open victory

Serena Williams poses with the French Open trophy in front of the Eiffel tower Madrid, June 8 (IANS) American Serena Williams continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings, published on Monday, with 11,291 points after winning the French Open title. Czech Lucie Safarova, who lost the Grand Slam title to Williams in the final, climbed to No.7 spot with 4,055 points, while Russia's Maria Sharapova fell two r

Jun 9 2015
Wawrinka backs Djokovic to win French Open in future
Wawrinka backs Djokovic to win French Open in future

Wawrinka and Djokovic after the men’s final at Roland Garros, won by Wawrinka Paris, June 8 (IANS) Swiss tennis ace Stanislas Wawrinka has backed World No.1 Novak Djokovic to win the French Open title one day after defeating the Serb in the final at Roland Garros. The World No.4 beat Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win his second major title on Sunday evening. "I'm sure he's going to get it one one day because he's so

Jun 8 2015
Stan Wawrinka's French Open win proves that history does repeat itself
Stan Wawrinka's French Open win proves that history does repeat itself

Stan Wawrinka with the 2015 French Open trophy Stan Wawrinka shocked the tennis world yesterday as he denied Novak Djokovic a chance for completing his Career Slam, thwarting the Serb 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the finals of the French Open 2015. In arguably one of the biggest upsets in Grand Slam history, the Swiss produced some of the most breathtaking and aggressive tennis ever seen to subdue the Serbinator and take home La&nbs

Jun 8 2015
French Open 2015: Mind over matter makes tennis the winner
French Open 2015: Mind over matter makes tennis the winner

Stan Wawrinka with this winning gesture shows why he emerged Champion at the 2015 French Open Champions take their chances and pressure is a privilege – said the great Billie Jean King. The 2015 French Open had everything to keep fans on their toes Pressure! It not only sounds daunting but it stirs in us a sense of panic. It makes us sweat, go dizzy in the head, jangles the nerves, wrenches the gut, numbs the hands and as a result l

Jun 8 2015
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