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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

Jul 30 2015
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

10 to Zen: Wimbledon 2015 Musings
10 to Zen: Wimbledon 2015 Musings

Dancing their way to glory: Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic revive the Champions dance (Wimbledon 2015) wimbleDONE ? Well, not yet. The dust has barely settled and the euphoria is yet to dampen. Wimbledon 2015 was by far the most exciting edition of the most prestigious Grand Slam for more reasons than one. From brilliant matches to stunning upsets and controversies, it had it all. While Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were the cr&

Jul 17 2015
Video: Leander Paes and Novak Djokovic in a friendly exchange
Video: Leander Paes and Novak Djokovic in a friendly exchange

Leander Paes complimented Novak Djokovic for his Wimbledon victory Leander Paes, the 2015 mixed doubles Wimbledon champion, had nothing but words of praise for the men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic. During an interview with CNN-IBN, Paes noticed Djokovic in his car while he was on his way to the Wimbledon ball. What followed was a friendly exchange between the two, which revealed the amount of respect the duo have f

Jul 17 2015
Sania Mirza - the epitome of struggle and success
Sania Mirza - the epitome of struggle and success

“I was a little girl, Alone in my little world, Who dreamed of a little home for me. ...I had a dream.” The average Indian woman, who constantly grapples between the fulfilment of her aspirations and goals and the demands of the fundamentalists, who won’t quit raising fingers whenever she steps out into the world with the aim of conquering it, has slowly but surely started carving out a niche for herself in so

Jul 16 2015
Hit and fun with Sania Mirza and Martina Navratilova in Hyderabad
Hit and fun with Sania Mirza and Martina Navratilova in Hyderabad

Navratilova (C) with Mirza and WTA Asia Vice-President Melissa Pine How does it feel to be able to hit with the newly-crowned Wimbledon ladies’ doubles champion and a 59-time Grand Slam winner? Some budding tennis players in India got to experience just that on Wednesday at the Sania Mirza Tennis Academy in Hyderabad. As part of the WTA’s ‘Road To Singapore’ programme leading up to the gala year-ender to be held

Jul 16 2015
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