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Federer and Ivanovic advanced to third round of French Open

Ana Ivanovic and Roger Federer

Second round of French Open singles was not that easy for Roger Federer when his match against Spain's Marcel Granollers went to third round and Federer had to play hard to win the third one. He won the second round match by 6-2, 7-6(1), 6-3 on Wednesday. In third round Switzerland's Roger Federer will now face Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus or Bosnian Damir Dzumhur who will fight in their second round match.

17th times Grand Slam winner Federer has not won a major grand slam since Wimbledon in 2012.

On the another match in women's singles Former champion Ana Ivanovic just able to avoid the loss in her second round at the French Open against Japanese player Misaki Doi on Wednesday.

The seventh seed Ivanovic who won the French Open title in 2008, lost her first set in front of much lower ranked Misaki Doi but overcome in second and third set to avoid an unexpected defeat. Ivanovic won the match by 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Ivanovic will face Croatian teenager Donna Vekic in the third round.

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Serena Williams and Wozniacki thrashed their opponents to advance in the next round

Serena Williams

As expected two times French Open champion Serena Williams started her this year's journey in French Open in her own style by thrashing her first's match's opponent Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova by 6-2 6-3 on Tuesday.

If she will be able to make it this year this will be her 20th single grand slam.

Fight against Andrea Hlavackova was totally one sided specially the first set where

Hlavackova's success was just to break Serena's serve in the fifth game. In the second round Hlavackova fought little better but not enough in front of world's no. 1.
In another match Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki dominated a totally one sided match against Italy's Karin Knapp by 6-3, 6-0. It was a storm from Wozniacki who never gone beyond the quarterfinals in French Open. But initially she look out of form and struggled to find her rhythm. But in the second set Karin Knapp just could not get any chance as she made a total of 50 unforced errors.

Caroline Wozniacki is now going to face Germany's Julia Goerges who defeated USA's Coco Vandeweghe in a long game by 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

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Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won their first round in French Open doubles

Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna

Almost a good day for Indian tennis players in French Open doubles tournament. Except Mahesh Bhupathi other three player Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna won their first round in French Open doubles with their respective partners.

In women doubles of French Open top seeded Sania and Martina Hingis had a totally one sided match which they dominated by 6-3, 6-0 win against Germany's Julia Goerges and Barbora Krejcikova. Indo-Swiss combination won 70 per cent of the first serve points.

On the other side in men's doubles, Leander Paes with his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor had a hard fight against Australian pair of James Duckworth and Chris Guccione to reach to the second round of the tournament. They won it by 6-2, 5-7, 7-5. Paes and Daniel Nestor dominated in the first round but in the second game Australian duo fought back and won it; in the third one Paes-Nestor they used their experiences to come back and won the match. Paes and Nestor saved three of the five breakpoints that came their way. Now they will face the winner of another first round match between Eric Butorac-Sam Groth and Andre Begemann-Julian Knowle.

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England won the first test match against New Zealand

NZ vs England

England won the first test match against New Zealand in Lord's on the final day.

It was England captain Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes who showed England the winning path.

New Zealand who chose to field first on the first day, bowled excellently in the first inning of England and were able to restrict England's score to 389 runs Joe Root (98 runs), Ben Stokes (92 runs), Jos Buttler (67 runs) and Moeen Ali (58 runs) had major contribution in the score. Boult and Matt Henry took 4 wickets each.

On 2nd day New Zealand batsmen were excellent too and they made a huge score of 523 runs. Except Corey Anderson all top 7 batsmen scored a decent runs. Kane Williamson was highest run scorer with 132. Guptill (70 runs), Ross Taylor ( 62 runs), Watling (61 runs), Latham (59 runs) and NZ captain Brendon McCullum (42 runs) are the major run scorer.

After trail by 134 runs England batted better than first innings specially Cook (161 runs) , Joe Root (84 runs) and Ben Stokes (101 runs) who pushed England's score to 478 runs.

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Pakistan won first ODI by 41 runs against Zimbabwe

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe fought well but lost 1st one day match in 3 match series against Pakistan played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. It was a high scoring match where Pakistan won the toss and elected bat first, scored huge 375 runs with loss of 3 wickets in 50 overs and in reply Zimbabwe's score was more unexpected, they scored 341 runs and lost the match by just 41 runs.

Pakistan to four batsmen made 75+ runs. Openers Mohammad Hafeez and captain Azhar Ali made a stand of 170 runs in 26 overs before Azhar got out in 79 runs, Hafeez also followed him just after 4 runs, he made 86 runs with 8 fours and 4 sixes.

After that Shoaib Malik and Haris Sohail continued with much aggressive way. They built up 201 runs of partnership in just 23 overs. Haris Sohail was not out in 89 runs from 66 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes on the other hand Shoaib Malik made 112 runs in 76 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes but he got out in the last of the inning. Only Zimbabwe bowler who bowled little better in his team was Prosper Utseya who took two wickets more

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India will host SA in all form of cricket this year


India is going to host South Africa in a full cricket series in coming October. South Africa will start the tour with four match test series followed by an ODI series of five matches and after that India will face SA in 3 T20 matches.

Although the exact date have not been revealed yet by BCCI but they have announced the month and the venue.

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced the venue in their official twitter account.

BCCI announced that test series will be played in Oct-Nov months and Ahmedabad, Delhi, Nagpur and Bangalore will host matches.

News Alert: Ahmedabad, Delhi, Nagpur & Bangalore will host Test matches against South Africa in 2015 (Oct – Nov) #IndvsSA

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2015

ODI matches have been scheduled in Chennai, Kanpur, MPCA, Rajkot and Mumbai

News Alert: Chennai, Kanpur, MPCA, Rajkot & Mumbai will host ODI matches against South Africa in 2015 (Oct – Nov) #IndvsSA

— BCCI (@BCCI) May 24, 2015

After that three T20 matches will be played in Kolkata, Mohali and Dharamshala

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Snapdeal acquired MartMobi: startup for mobile technology

Snapdeal acquired MartMobi

E-commerce major Snapdeal has acquired Hyderabad-based mobile technology startup, MartMobi. Both of them have not disclosed the deal amount. MartMobi was founded by Pramod Nair and Satya Krishna Ganni, creates mobile sites and apps for e-commerce stores, small and medium-sized businesses. “We are focusing on mobile platform as about 75% of orders are coming from mobiles-based devices. On the merchant side ...

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Myntra expanding in Premium Brands

Myntra Google App

Online fashion e-commerce retailer Myntra has recently added over 10 international brands to offer premium fashion exclusively through its platform. According to Myntra, Indian customers have shown interest in certain popular European brands as such brands offer an ideal mix of fast-forward fashion for the young and classics for the adults. Consumers can now shop brands such as Replay, Cole Haan, Scotch ...

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Google patent: soft toys that can interact with kids

Google Patent

Google has filed a patent for some special toys. These are rabbit and bear shaped soft toys that pay attention to the people who are present in the same room and can interact with other media devices as well. Toys are having microphones in their ears, cameras in their eyes, speakers in their mouths and motors in their necks. The toys would be able ...

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