IMAGE: Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Leander Paes of India compete during the Australian Open. Photograph: Pat Scala/Getty Images Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis crashed out of the mixed doubles competition of the Australian Open with a straight-set defeat in the quarter-finals, in Melbourne, on Thursday. Paes and Hingis lost 3-6, 2-6 to the local pair of Sam Groth and Samantha Stosur in a quarterfinal match that lasted 55 minutes. The Australian duo ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘Now is the time for golf to get hip’ IMAGE: Snoop Dogg at Augusta Masters. Photograph: Twitter Rapper Snoop Dogg this week said that while the US Masters may be the most prestigious tournament in golf, it suffers from a coolness deficit, something he plans to change when he brings his brand of "hip hop flavor" to the staid tournament. While the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals draw throngs of movie stars and musicians, the only celebrities at golf tournaments are the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia thanks the crowd after losing her semi-final match against Serena Williams. Photographs: Pat Scala/Getty Images Mirjana Lucic-Baroni offered no excuses for her meek departure from the Australian Open semi-finals at the hands of Serena Williams on Thursday, keener to discuss the career-high ranking that will follow her stunning run at Melbourne Park. The 34-year-old Croatian was ranked 79th in the world coming into the year's first grand slam ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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