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Sania Mirza becomes World no.1 in Tennis Doubles

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza made a history when she becomes first Indian woman tennis player to get the top position in WTA ranking in double competition. After winning Family Circle Cup with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis, Sania reached to that position.

In the Family Circle Cup final, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak by 6-0, 6-4 to achieve the title. They took only 57 minutes in final.

Sania won her third consecutive doubles title, which gave her 470 points and make her total points to 7965 and she defeated previous top players Italy's Sara ...read more

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India defeated Korea to win bronze medal in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

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Indian Hockey team gave nation another moment to be proud by beating Korea 4-1 in the penalty shoot-out after both the teams made a tie at 2-2 at actual time, which gave India third position in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Sunday.
India had earlier drawn 2-2 with Korea in the league stages, and on Saturday they stunned world champions Australia with a 4-2 win at the Azlan Shah Stadium.
On Sunday's game India scored both their goals though field strikes from Nikkin Thimmaiah (10th minute), who made hat-trick in last match and Satbir Singh (22nd),

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Martina Hingis is going to return to Fed Cup after being absent for 17 years

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Swiss tennis superstar Martina Hingis is going to return to Fed Cup after being absent for 17 years, captain Heinz Guenthardt called her for the Fed Cup.

She will now compete in the World Group play-offs against Poland at Zielona Gora on April 18-19.
In 1998 Fed Cup final Hingis played in this tournament where they lost against Spain in Geneva.

Swiss tennis legend won five Grand Slam singles titles between 1997 and 1999, 43 WTA Tour singles titles.

After took second retirement she again came back in 2013 but currently competing in doubles only. In this season won the Australian Open mixed ...read more

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Chen Long won Malaysia Open title : defeated Lin Dan

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World number 1 badminton player Chen Long showed a dominating on Sunday to defeat his teammate Lin Dan 20-22, 21-13, 21-11 and win his maiden Malaysia Open title.
It was match between two Chinese players, who took safe side in the first game with occasional net play.
But in the second game Lin's performance looked little down as Chen played in his best form. In second and third game Chen almost didn't give any chance to his opponent to win the game and sealed his second title of the year.

“I performed well in the first game despite losing and was better prepared ...read more

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Saina Nehwal will be absent in Singapore Open

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Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to regain her energies after playing for the last few weeks.

In last one month she played in the All England Championship, India Open Super Series and Malaysia Open Super Series Premier. She reached the finals at Birmingham and New Delhi.

“Last month was hectic. I have played three tournaments and reached the finals at two. I didn't want to overburden myself. It is a very important year so I thought let me train for a week and play at the Asian badminton championship,” said Saina.

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24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Schedule – 2015

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24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament has been started on 5th April and is scheduled to continue till 12th April.

There are six teams Australia, Canada, Korea, India, New Zealand and hosts Malaysia are competing in the tournament. Australia won the title last time.

Here is the full schedule of the tournament.

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Australia beat Malaysia by 3-2 , Korea won against Canada 3-1

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Australia, the last time champion had to try hard to defeat Malaysia with 3-2 in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Monday.

On the other side Korea won their match more easily against Canada with 3-1.

It was not an easy match for defending champion Australia who struggled in the first half for their first goal and finally able to score in the 43rd minute from a penalty stroke. Veteran player Jamie Dwyer, who became most-capped hockey player for Australia, took the penalty stroke. Dwyer again increased the lead for Australia after just 10 minutes with a field goal. ...read more

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Nadal in fifth position in ATP ranking for Singles

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Andy Murray is able to move into third place of the ATP rankings for Singles as per the ranking published on Monday. But bad news for Rafael Nadal as he slipped to the fifth position, in last two years he was never in such bad ranking.

Novak Djokovic, who won in Miami by beating Andy Murray in the final, is expectedly hold his first place in the rankings, whereas Switzerland's Roger Federer is still in second position, with Japan's Kei Nishikori in fourth.

Here is the ranking up to 1oth position

Date Time Fixture
Local Time IST
05-Apr-15 16:05 13:35 Australia vs Canada
18:05 15:35 Korea vs India
20:05 17:35 New Zealand vs Malaysia
06-Apr-15 16:05 13:35 Canada vs Korea
18:05 15:35 New Zealand vs India
20:05 17:35 Australia vs Malaysia
08-Apr-15 16:05 13:35 Canada vs New Zealand
18:05 15:35 Korea vs Australia
20:05 17:35 India vs Malaysia
09-Apr-15 16:05 13:35 India vs Canada
18:05 15:35 New Zealand vs Australia
20:05 17:35 Malaysia vs Korea
11-Apr-15 16:05 13:35 Australia vs India
18:05 15:35 Korea vs New Zealand
20:05 17:35 Malaysia vs Canada
Rank Player Points Country
1 Novak Djokovic 13205 Serbia
2 Roger Federer 8895 Switzerland
3 Andy Murray 6060 Great Britain
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Serena and Venus Williams advanced to the quarter-finals in Miami

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In ATP and WTA tournament in Miami, Serena and Venus Williams advanced to the quarter-finals by cruising to a straight-set triumph.

World number one Serena Williams hammered Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia by 6-2, 6-3 while elder sister Venus defeated Caroline Wozniacki by 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) who was the Miami champion in 2006, match took only took 73 minutes

Serena, who won the title last two times seeking for her record eighth title in the event, Serena is one of the two players to win the title back to back three years, from 2002-2004. Steffi Graf is the other player who did ...read more

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Djokovic advances to the fourth round of Miami

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World number one Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis very easily by 6-0, 7-5 to reach the fourth round in Miami Open trophy on Monday.
If he can win the trophy this time it will be his fourth times including the last year. This year he won the Indian Wells too.

In the dominating match Djokovic broke Darcis five times to reach fourth round where he will face Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov who defeated Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci by 7-5, 6-4.

“The first set went completely my way, but I had a drop of intensity and didn't use opportunities early in the second set, made ...read more

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