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Sania Mirza: One of India's greatest athletes
Sania Mirza: One of India's greatest athletes

Sania Mirza was awarded the Khel Ratna by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee last week Ranked doubles No. 1 in the world today, Sania Mirza boasts of the best career among Indian women in tennis. She won her first WTA singles title at the age of 18 at her hometown event, the 2005 AP Tourism Hyderabad Open. Mirza’s steady rise in the mid-2000s signalled a bright future for Indian tennis. Even after changi

Sep 3 2015
US Open 2015: Day 3 Doubles preview
US Open 2015: Day 3 Doubles preview

    This year’s last and 4th Grand Slam, the US Open, is currently underway the city of New York, USA. The 2-week tournament is being hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. The American Bryan brothers are the reigning doubles champions at the court, and will be looking to defend their title. If they do, they wil

Sep 2 2015
Sania Mirza to be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sania Mirza to be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Sania Mirza won the Wimbledon doubles championship partnering Martina Hingis Indian tennis star Sania Mirza will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Deccan Chronicle reports. Sania’s name has reportedly been chosen for India’s top-most sporting honour ahead of squash star Deepika Pallikal and discus thrower Vikas Gowda. Other candidates for this year’s Khel Ratna included Tintu Luka (800m),

Aug 11 2015
Muguruza prepares for US Open with 'positive mindset'
Muguruza prepares for US Open with 'positive mindset'

Garbine Muguruza Madrid, Aug 6 (IANS) Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player Garbine Muguruza has confirmed that she is in a "very positive state of mind" at the start of her quest for the 2015 US Open in New York. Before entering the last stretch of the season, the World No.9 noted that she feels "very comfortable" on hard court. The tournament begins on August 31, reports Efe. In an interview with a sponsor o

Aug 6 2015
The Sharapova Diaries : 17 to Seventeen
The Sharapova Diaries : 17 to Seventeen

From being a 17-year-old who beat Serena to facing defeat to her 17 times in a row: Williams and Sharapova at Wimbledon   Fear Dear Serena, Oops! A service fault to start with… Typos apart….as I holidayed on the scenic beaches of Montenegro last week, my mind for some strange reason drifted back to the recently concluded Wimbledon. 21st Grand Slam title! Sigh! My tennis career is that old now. Your talent, your fer

5 Greatest singles performances by Indian men at Wimbledon
5 Greatest singles performances by Indian men at Wimbledon

The most prestigious among the tennis Grand Slam events, the Wimbledon, has always been a place where every tennis player dreams to succeed. Not everyone is able to do it, but those who have will surely tell you that there is no better feeling than making a name for yourself at this tennis event of epic proportions. Indian tennis fans over the past couple of decades have seen quite a lot of success for the country at Wimbledon. However, i

Jul 22 2015
What is ailing Rafael Nadal the most: his game or his body?
What is ailing Rafael Nadal the most: his game or his body?

Have Rafael Nadal’s knees taken a toll on his game? Every diehard Rafael Nadal fan would admit that the last few years (barring the 2 weeks at Roland Garros) have been a disappointing period for him. The Spaniard, who has suffered injuries at regular intervals, bowed out from the hallowed turf at Wimbledon, once again this year, without showing his real capabilities as a player, losing out to Dustin Brown of Germany in 4 sets in the s

Jul 21 2015
Interview with Sumit Nagal:
Interview with Sumit Nagal: "Nothing can beat the feeling of winning Wimbledon"

Sumit Nagal (R) with the Wimbledon trophy It has been an emotional rollercoaster for 17-year-old Sumit Nagal the last few days. One week back, the Jhajjar-born boy etched his name on the prestigious Honour Roll at Wimbledon after clinching the boys’ doubles title with Nam Hoang Ly of Vietnam. And not only that, he even got to meet the Wimbledon men’s singles and ladies’ singles winners – Novak Djokovic and Serena Wil

Jul 20 2015
Roger Federer - Tennis' good luck charm
Roger Federer - Tennis' good luck charm

Federer with the runners’ up trophy at Wimbledon this year You have to be one of two things to hit the headlines for a good reason in any field; highly gifted, or highly perseverant. I’m very sure this is not the first time someone has used these words to describe personalities of contrasting styles or to bring about a comparison. Here is the problem – the word ‘OR’. It’s not possible to scale the pinn

Jul 18 2015
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