Monday, 2 February 2015

Daily News Mail

35th National Games

  • 35th national Games at Kerala from 31st January - 14 February.
  • Mascot - Ammu
  • The genesis of the National Games is in the Olympic movement, which gathered momentum in the country in the 1920s. Aimed at promoting Olympic Sports in the country, the National Games in India was envisaged as the Indian Olympic Games in its initial years. The culmination of this movement was the launching of the 9th edition of the Indian Olympic Games at Lahore in undivided Punjab in 1924. The competitions were held every two years in a major city of the country ever since. From 1940, the Indian Olympic Games was held as National Games. This event comprises of various sports disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other.

Australian Open, 2015

Mens Single :
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win fifth Australian open title.
  • The Serb, ranked number one has won 12 out of his last 13 games.
  • List of Players wth highest Grand slams win - 
RankPlayerTotalAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1 Roger Federer174175
2 Pete Sampras142075
 Rafael Nadal141922
4 Roy Emerson126222
Womens Single :
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win her sixth Australian open title.
  • This is Serena's 19th Major title.
  • In sealing her sixth title at Melbourne Park, Serena surpassed Martina Navratilova, the woman who passed her the trophy, and Chris Evert in Grand Slam title wins, while drawing level with fellow American Helen Wills Moody, third in the all-time list.
  •  List of Players with highest Grand slams win - 
RankPlayerTotalAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1 Margaret Court2411535
2 Steffi Graf224675
3 Helen Wills Moody190487
4 Serena Williams196256
5 Chris Evert182736
6 Martina Navratilova183294
Womens Double : 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday beating Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie.

Mens Double :
Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini won Mens Double in Australian Open.

Mixed Double :
Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada.

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