Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark serves to Serena Williams of the US. Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki said nerves and a slow start cost her any chance of beating Serena Williams in the US Open final on Sunday. The former World No 1 was out-hit and outplayed by the American, who won 6-3, 6-3 to seal her sixth US Open and her 18th Grand Slam singles title. “I went out there and I was a little nervous,” Wozniacki said. “I had a game plan in mind, ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Swiss ace Roger Federer. Photograph: Getty Images Roger Federer hasn’t won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion tops Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers, announced on Tuesday. The Swiss star made $56.2 million (42.6 million euros) from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion's share of that total, more than $40 million (30 million euros). At age 33, Federer owns ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
India’s exponential growth in the last decade has made it the 10th largest economy in the world. But it lacks far behind (ranks 163) when you look at the richest economies in the world. China, on the other hand, comes at 89th position. A country’s wealth is the GDP per person. This means, if the population is large the chances of developing nation to be wealthy are low. India's GDP per capita is $1498.87 (Rs 90,606.69) and China's $6807.43 (Rs 411,509.14). Recently, The World ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In an interview to Rediff.com’s Vicky Nanjappa, the author of Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks, Saroj Kumar Rath, says that the 2008 Mumbai attacks was planned and executed in a bid to keep the militants in Pakistan, especially the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, united and away from Afghanistan. In probably one of the most well-written books on the Mumbai terror attacks, Rath explores every bit of the terror strike before it took place and after it occurred. It ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This is the first recorded presence of this particular strain of deadly antibiotic resistant ‘super bug’ in India and the fallout of these findings are likely to be a cause of serious concern to medical authorities in the country. "Sewage water ...Jagran Post, 1 week ago
As per the new dates, this mega event of Punjab’s traditional game will now commence from December 5 to 15. This decision was taken in a meeting with the representatives of various Kabaddi organisations, which apprised Badal about clashing of dates due ...Jagran Post, 2 weeks ago
Some people are remembered for their great achievements. But, there are some like these who enter record books for the sheer oddity. On the occasion of 60th-anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book, here are some of the latest additions to the oddball hall of fame. 1) Longest tongue has record licked Californian Nick Stoeberl entered the record books for his 10.1 centrimetre-long tongue. Stoeberl, an artist and comedian from California, had been trying to get official ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The US Open is the biggest tournament in America's tennis calendar. Enough reason for the big personalities from Hollywood, former tennis champions and other celebrities to catch their favourite tennis stars in action. Rediff.com gives you a peek at those famous faces who graced Flushing Meadows this year. Anna Kournikova, centre, watches as Marin Cilic of Croatia plays against Kei Nishikori of Japan during the men's singles final match of the US Open. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA Serena Williams and friend Caroline Wozniacki arranged a get-together in the US Open women's final, winning their Friday semi-finals in contrasting fashion on a stifling hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows. "She's a good friend of mine," said former World No 1 Wozniacki, whose gaping hole in her resume remains the lack of a Grand Slam title. "We were ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Speaking at a NATO summit, Obama said that United States would also try to involve Middle Eastern allies in a strategy to counter the jihadists, who have overrun large swathes of territory. "It's not going to happen overnight but we are steadily moving in the ...Jagran Post, 1 week ago
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