Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Tennis

Ash Barty’s retirement sets mark for new-age champion — the athlete makes way for the person

The 25-year-old Aussie is a rare champion who does not see her sport as the only important chapter of her life. She played at the highest level, and retired on her own terms.

Nadal-Medvedev match pitted tough Russian winter against Spanish suffering. Tennis won

We are living in the best era of men’s tennis. 

Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Sania Mirza set to retire after 2022 season, says ‘recovery taking longer, body wearing down’

Mirza has won 6 Grand Slam titles & is the first Indian to break into top 30 in WTA singles ranking. She made the announcement after a loss in a doubles match at Australian Open.

Australia deporting Novak Djokovic is a lesson in how not to endanger citizens

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Novak Djokovic released from detention after Australian court overturns visa cancellation

Australian immigration minister could still exercise his power to push ahead with visa cancellation, despite court ruling. Djokovic has been confined to a Melbourne hotel since Thursday.

Emma Raducanu & Leylah Fernandez — 2 teenagers who drew on mixed heritage to wow at US Open

UK’s Raducanu beat Canada’s giant-slaying Fernandez in the final, becoming the first qualifier in men’s or women’s singles to win a grand slam in the Open Era of tennis.

World no 2 Naomi Osaka out of Tokyo Olympics after straight-set loss in tennis

Japan's star athlete Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony, won her opening two matches following a 2-month mental health break but lost in the third round.

Sania Mirza, Ankita Raina knocked out of Tokyo Olympics women’s doubles tennis in 1st round

Table tennis player G Sathiyan and India's lone gymnast Pranati Nayak also made an early exit on the second day of competitions in Tokyo.

Novak Djokovic can be the GOAT of tennis. But he won’t be loved like Nadal and Federer

Novak Djokovic now shares record 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. And yet he is the clear outcast in the tennis' Big Three.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.