Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS
Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS


NEW DELHI: Tennis player Anikta Raina, who has displayed good form this season both in the Fed Cup and the profesional circuit, was on Saturday included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).“Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours, Ankita! Hope you continue making the nation proud. Many congratulations @ankita champ !

Commonwealth Games 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony

Commonwealth Games 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony. The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games will commence in Gold Coast, Australia, with a glittering opening ceremony on Wednesday evening. The inaugural ceremony will be held at the Carrara Stadium. The biggest event in its history will run through 11 days. More than 4,500 athletes

Yuki Bhambri enters 2nd round of Miami Open Yuki Bhambri enters 2nd round of Miami Open

MIAMI: India’s Yuki Bhambri continued with his commendable performance in the ATP Circuit reaching the second round of the Miami Open with a straight-set 7-5 6-3 victory over Bosnia’s Mirza Basic, here on Friday. Yuki will now meet World No 11 and eighth seeded American Jack Sock in the second round of the tournament, having

Soumyajit Ghosh Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape, kin deny charges

Soumyajit Ghosh: An FIR has been lodged against India’s youngest national table tennis champion and Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl. The FIR has been lodged against the Arjuna awardee player at the Barasat Women Police Station after the girl filed a complaint against him.The girl alleged that Ghosh, with whom she was in a relationship for last

Sania Mirza Immediate goal is to be healthy: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, who has been away from the game for a couple of months owing to a right knee injury, said that her immediate goal is to be healthy so that she can get back on the court.“I am not pain-free but I am not in pain all the time. It’s called a

Novak Djokovic undergoes shoulder surgery
Novak Djokovic undergoes shoulder surgery

Novak Djokovic undergoes shoulder surgery: Tennis ace Novak Djokovic recently underwent an elbow operation to cure a two-year-old injury. Djokovic agreed to the surgery after he lost to South Korean Chung Hyeon in the Austalia Open in January due to the wound. He took to his Instagram account saying, “I agreed with my team that I would try

Paes and Raja lose in pre-quarters of Aus Open

Melbourne, Jan 21, Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja today suffered a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Colombian pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the pre-quarterfinals to bow out of the Australian Open here. The unseeded Indians were beaten 1-6 2-6 by their 11th seeded opponents in a contest that

Australian Open: Paes-Raja enter 2nd round
Australian Open: Paes-Raja enter 2nd round

Australian Open tennis tournament: Melbourne, (Jan 18) Veteran Leander Paes and fellow Indian Purav Raja defeated N. Basilashvili and A. Haider-Maurer in straight sets in the first round of the men’s doubles competition at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Thursday.The Indian combination did not face too much trouble from their European opponents as

Yuki Bhambri qualifies for Australian Open main draw

Melbourne [Australia], January 14 : – Continuing his good form from the last season, Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri has qualified for the Australian Open with a come-from-behind win against Canada’s Peter Polansky. In his third and final qualifying match, the 25-year-old player struggled with his serve in the opening set before Polanksy pocketed the

Nadal, Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 11, Spain’s Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria. Serbia’s Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month lay-off due to a tennis elbow injury, is ranked at

Kyrgios battles into Brisbane International semis
Kyrgios battles into Brisbane International semis

Kyrgios battles Brisbane International semis: Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios produced a spirited performance as he bounced back from a set down against former finalist Alexandr Dologolov to book his place in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International here on Friday.After going down in the first set, Kyrgios, who had his left knee heavily taped,

Lara Dutta's daughter Saira learns some tennis from father Bhupathi
Lara Dutta’s daughter Saira learns some tennis from father Bhupathi

Lara Dutta’s daughter Saira learns some tennis from father Bhupathi. Nowadays star kids have become the newest internet sensations. A part from this, Lara Dutta and tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi have kept their daughter Saira away from such limelight.But recently picture captured of the little girl learning some tennis from her father on a tennis

Serena Williams making comeback
Serena Williams making a comeback in tennis in Abu Dhabi

Serena Williams making comeback: Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth. The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.Serena Williams will make a surprise return to tennis at the Mubadala

Amritraj expresses concern Indian tennis
Amritraj expresses concern at lack of system in Indian tennis

Amritraj expresses concern Indian tennis: Kolkata, Dec 16 Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj is “worried” at the future of the sport in the country with no one after the likes of Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi able to make a mark at the world stage.The trio have been the flagbearers of Indian tennis for

Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open
Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open

Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open BENGALURU: Last week’s winner Yuki Bhambri and young Sumit Nagal scored contrasting wins to progress to the quarterfinals of the Bengaluru Open but Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the ATP Challenger event, here on Wednesday. Third seed Bhambri pipped Spain’s Pedro Martinez 6–2 7-6 (0) while Nagal

Sindhu leads India's challenge at Hong Kong Open
Sindhu leads India’s challenge at Hong Kong Open

Sindhu leads India challenge: Rio Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu will aim to bounce back from her recent quarter-final defeat at the China Open Super Series Premier when she leads India’s challenge at the Hong Kong Super Series, beginning at Kowloon in Hong Kong on Tuesday.After suffering a setback to fellow countrywomen Saina Nehwal in the

Rafael Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

Madrid, Nov 20, Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,645 points, while Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second. Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who on Sunday defeated Belgian David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals title at

Tennis star Rafael Nadal wins damages over doping claim
Tennis star Rafael Nadal wins damages over doping claim

Rafael Nadal wins damages: A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay $14,000 to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation. Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image.He had sought 100,000 euros ($117,798.27) in damages. The world number one said he would donate

Tennis star Sania Mirza turns 31 today
Sania Mirza Birthday Special: Tennis star turns 31 today

Sania Mirza Birthday Special: Tennis star turns 31 today . Tennis star Sania Mirza turns 31 today . On her special day her husband Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik tweeted special wish. On his twitter account he post “”Here’s to wishing my beautiful wife a magical birthday. Missing you.”   Here’s to wishing my beautiful wife

China Open Super Series: Saina, Prannoy look to continue good show
China Open Super Series: Saina, Prannoy look to continue good show

China Open Super Series: Indian tennis aces Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, who are recently crowned as the national champions, will look to boost their chances of qualifying for the next month’s Dubai Super Series Finals with good performances at the China Open Superseries Premier beginning Tuesday.London Olympic bronze-medalist Saina, who stunned PV Sindhu 21-17,