Man, in coma for 11 years, wakes up to find Federer still among the best

September 23, 2015

A Roger Federer fan who has awoken from a coma after 11 years has spoken of his shock to see his idol still mixing it with the best tennis players in the world, reports tennisworld.org.
When Spain’s Jesus Aparicio was celebrating his 18th birthday 11 years ago – on 12th December 2004 – Federer was 23 years old and had just ascended to the World No. 1 ranking. Read more

Serena Williams wins sixth Wimbledon singles title 

July 12, 2015

When her opponent’s final shot sailed out, Serena Williams wasn’t sure whether the match was over or not. It took a few seconds before the realization sunk in — not only had she won her sixth Wimbledon title, but her bid for another “Serena Slam” was complete. Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the “Serena Slam” Read more

Serena beats Azarenka for Brisbane title

January 5, 2014

World number one Serena Williams successfully defended her Brisbane International title with a 6-4 7-5 win over second seed Victoria Azarenka.
The 32-year-old American, who won 11 tournaments in 2013, lost her serve twice in the second set but broke back three times to triumph in Read more

Hosts’ struggles continue in Open badminton

December 5, 2013

Rias Uddin failed to advance to the fourth round of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge on Wednesday, falling to number two seed Shubhankar Dey of India in the men’s singles event. Rias was the only Bangladeshi shuttler left in the men’s singles draw after his straight-sets win over Malaysian opponent Jean Yea Tin Read more

Bangladeshis exit Open badminton en masse

December 4, 2013

Most of the Bangladeshi shuttlers were knocked out on the opening day of Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge 2013, which began on Tuesday amid pomp and grandeur at the Shorawardi Indoor Stadium. Of the 14 men and women from Bangladesh participating in the Badminton Asia Confederation-sanctioned tournament, only Rias Uddin managed to Read more

Shamael seals boys’ singles crown

November 19, 2013

Great Britain’s Shamael Chaudhury clinched the boys’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013 after overcoming the challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Chen Tin 6-4 1-6 7-6 at the Ramna Tennis Complex on Monday. Top seed Shamael took the first set 6-4 before conceding the second set 1-6. Just when it appeared that Chen Read more

Lee Yan wins girls’ singles title

November 18, 2013

Lee Yan of Chinese Taipei on Sunday claimed the girls’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013, organised by the Bangladesh Tennis Federation and sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation, at the Ramna Tennis Complex.
Lee defeated Uzbekistan’s Umarova Read more

Lee, Komola in girls’ final

November 17, 2013

Lee Yan of Chinese Taipei and Umarova Komola of Uzbekistan reached the girls’ singles final of the 27th BIJ Tennis Tournament at the Ramna National Tennis Complex yesterday.
Lee Yan beat Fawzy Nancy of Egypt 6-2, 6-1 while Komola beat Angeline Devi Devanthiran of Singapore 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 to reach the final. In the girls’ Read more

Djokovic sets up Nadal final

November 12, 2013

Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a title showdown against Rafa Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-3 defeat of Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka on Sunday, reports Reuters. The Serb, who lost his number one ranking to Nadal in October, was too solid for Wawrinka in the day’s second semi-final as he racked up a 14th consecutive victory over Read more

Djokovic, Serena win China Open

October 7, 2013

World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through to convincing victories in the China Open Sunday. Djokovic overcame Spain’s Rafael Nadal in straight sets and maintain a remarkable 100 per cent record in the Beijing tournament, while Williams claimed a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic as her dominant season continues. Read more

Rubel emerges champion in Asian U-14 Series Tennis

October 6, 2013

Bangladeshi M Rubel Hossain emerged boys’ singles event champion in the Asian U-14 Series Tennis beating Pakistani Shahibjada 6-4, 6- 3 in the final held on Saturday at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan at Savar. Pakistani Shahibjada and Irfanul Haque pair clinched the boys’ doubles title defeating Bangladeshi Faruk and Sadin pair 6-2,6-2 in the final. Earlier, Read more

October 6, 2013

Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings after his semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych retired injured at the China Open Saturday, capping an astonishing comeback for the 13-time Grand Slam champion. The Spaniard needed to make the final in Beijing to edge ahead of Novak Djokovic in the new rankings, which will be announced Read more

Prety wins double crowns in Asian U-14 Tennis

October 5, 2013

Bangladeshi Prety won double crowns in the girls’ singles and doubles event of Asian U-14 Series Tennis tournament held on Friday at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan in Savar.
Prety first won the girls’ singles crown beating her compatriot Rebeka 6-4, 4- 6, 6-1 in the final and she pairing with Safina won the girls’ doubles crown Read more

Stephens stuns Sharapova, Federer wins

August 15, 2013

American Sloane Stephens snatched her second major scalp of the season as she toppled former champion Maria Sharapova in the second round at Cincinnati on Tuesday.
Stephens rallied to beat the world number three from Russia 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, bringing Sharapova’s injury return to an abrupt end in this combined WTA and Read more

Nadal lifts third Canadian title

August 13, 2013

Fourth seed Rafael Nadal needed just 68 minutes to deliver a body blow to Canada’s biggest tennis week, routing Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-2 to capture the ATP Montreal Masters on Sunday.
The Spaniard then made it clear that he is planning to carry on next week to the final major tune-up prior to the US Open, the combined ATP-WTA Cincinnati event. Read more

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