Paes, Sania advance in Australian Open on Republic Day

Melbourne, Jan 26 : Leander Paes and Sania Mirza made Indian tennis fans proud on the 67th Republic Day, winning their respective second round matches at the Australian Open here on Tuesday. Top seeds Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig shook off the challenge of Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Yaroslava Shvedova 7-5, 6-2 in mixed doubles in […]

Serena sidesteps Sharapova to enter Australian Open semis

Melbourne, Jan 26 : Top seed Serena Williams withstood a tense first set and a late match charge to take out fifth seed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 to enter the Australian Open tennis semi-finals here on Tuesday. It was the American’s 18th straight win against the Russian. Sharapova came out firing to start, taking an […]

Zhang reaches Australian Open quarters with merciless win over Keys

Melbourne, Jan 25 : Australian Open surprise packet Zhang Shuai of China on Monday showed no mercy to injury-ravaged American woman tennis player Madison Keys, recovering from a set down to progress to the quarter-finals. The 27-year-old qualifier was up against it in her fourth-round match — her seventh overall this tournament – after falling […]

Sania, Saina get Padma Bhushan; Padma Shri for Deepika

New Delhi, Jan 25 : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and badminton ace Saina Nehwal were on Monday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award. Apart from the celebrated pair, ace archer Deepika Kumari was named for the Padma Shri, as was popular cricket commentator Sushil Doshi. Sania and Saina […]

Sania, Saina get Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri for Deepika

New Delhi, Jan 25 : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and badminton ace Saina Nehwal were on Monday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the country’s third highest civilian award. Apart from the celebrated pair, ace archer Deepika Kumari was also named for the Padma Shri award, while popular commentator Sushil Doshi will also get […]