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

Sharapova tops Forbes rich list of female athletes

August 7, 2013

Tennis stars dominated the list of the world’s 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday, but highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports.
Russia’s Maria Sharapova headed the list, published on forbes.com, earning a total of $29 million (£18.9 million, 21.9 million euros) between June 2012 and June this Read more

Bangladesh TT team depart for India today

July 16, 2013

Bangladesh will participate in the South Asian Junior table tennis championship, which is scheduled to start from July 20 in New Delhi, India.
A 12-member national side including nine players will leave Dhaka today.
Famous Group of Company will provide Read more

TT World C’ship qualification debacle for Bangladesh

May 17, 2013

The Bangladesh national table tennis team crashed out from the Table Tennis World Championship qualification round which is being held in France. The Bangladesh team
participated in three events and were defeated in all three.
In the men’s doubles event, Mahbub Billah and Manash Chowdhury Read more

Two golds each for Army, Ansar in taekwondo

April 23, 2013

The taekwondo discipline ended on Monday with Bangladesh Ansar and Bangladesh Army winning two gold medals each at the National Sports Council gymnasium.
Moslem Mia and Mizanur Rahman of Bangladesh Army grabbed gold medals while Shahnaz Parvin and Sushmita of Bangladesh Ansar clinched Read more

Electricity goes AWOL

April 22, 2013

Despite a delightful opening ceremony, the second day of the ongoing eighth Bangladesh Games received an unceremonious interruption when the events of taekwondo and table tennis could not be finished in time on Sunday due to load-shedding.
Electricity was disrupted several times at the National Read more

Amal, Prithul win first gold in tennis doubles

April 20, 2013

Amal Roy and Henry Prithul Mandol won the first gold medal in the eighth Bangladesh Games after the duo beat Ranjan Ram and Mizanur Rahman by straight 6-2 and 6-1 sets in the men’s tennis doubles final on Friday, a day before the formal opening of the Games.
Top seeded Amal Roy of Engineers Recreation Centre also Read more

Amal reaches tennis final

April 19, 2013

Top seed Amal Roy and second seed Alamgir Hossain moved into the singles final of Tennis event of the 8th Bangladesh Games after winning their respective
semi-final matches at the National Tennis Complex on Tuesday.
The men’s tennis events began early to facilitate Read more

Serena’s dream comes true

August 5, 2012

Serena Williams annihilated Maria Sharapova to win the women’s tennis singles gold medal here at the All England Club yesterday.
When it was over, Williams, who owns 14 major championships as a professional and has earned more prize money than any other female player danced like a 6-year-old in Read more

Feel it the Federer way

July 28, 2012

Even by his lofty standard it was big. On his way to 17 grand slam wins, Roger Federer has attended many press conferences, handled umpteenth media sessions, but perhaps he has never seen so much enthusiasm about him.
Around 500 journalists waited for him for more than 45 minutes, but none Read more

French Open from today

May 27, 2012

None is an outright favourite
The Roland Garros Grand Slam event (colloquially and more commonly known as the French Open) begins today and this one offers all kinds of interesting possibilities for the world’s top three men — Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Nadal already has a jointly-held record six titles on the Paris dirt, and will look Read more

Serena lifts Madrid Open

May 14, 2012

A fired-up Serena Williams sent out a warning to the young pretenders of women’s tennis when she powered to a crushing 6-1 6-3 victory over world number one Victoria Azarenka to win the Madrid Open on Sunday.
The 30-year-old former number one, seeded ninth at the premier clay event in the Spanish capital, made the most of Azarenka’s nervous start on the blue dirt of the Manolo Santana show court to race into Read more

Novak Djokovic wins US Open

September 13, 2011

Novak Djokovic confirmed his status as the world’s best player with a stunning victory over defending champion Rafael Nadal to lift his first US Open title.
The top seed from Serbia gave a display of breathtaking quality to triumph 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 in four hours and 10 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium Read more

Wimbledon title goes to Kvitova

July 3, 2011

Petra Kvitova stunned favourite Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon here Saturday.
The 21-year-old eighth seed became only the third Czech woman to triumph at Wimbledon after nine-time champion Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna, who were both in Centre Court’s royal box Read more

Double delight for Amol, Sarda

February 12, 2011

Amol Roy and Sarda Alam lifted the men’s and women’s singles titles of the Sony National Tennis Tournament beating their respective rivals at the National Tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
Amol defeated Alamgir Hossain 6-1 and 6-2 in the men’s singles final while Sarda crushed Sathi Sarkar 6-2 and 6-0 to clinch the women’s singles title. However, Sathi Sarkar found Read more

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