Indian Aces sailed past Singapore Slammers 26-16 in the inaugural match of the much talked about International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Manila on Friday. The evening started with mixed-doubles tie of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza (Aces), who were up against the Slammers pairing of Bruno Soares and Daniela Hantuchova. After being broken early, Soares and Hantuchova broke back but the clever shot-making of Bopanna and Mirza ultimately gave them the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
- 'I don’t think playing singles is possible for me any more. Physically tennis is a very demanding sport.' - 'On paper, Leander and I would be the best to team to pair up for the Rio Olympics.' - 'IPTL is going to help tennis grow in India.' Sania Mirza plays a forehand. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images After a successful 2014, in which she won the US Open mixed doubles and WTA doubles finals, Sania Mirza is now targeting the world No 1 ranking in women’s doubles. The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Here's your weekly digest of the craziest and funniest stories from around the world. One hell of a mugshotNathaniel Follette was not a happy man when policemen arrested him from a grocery store in Fresno, California and expressed his sentiment by making a memorable mug shot when he crossed his eyes and stuck his tongue out as the cameras flashed.The 31-year-old was arrested after riding his bicycle inside the grocery store, according to a post on the Madera Police Department Facebook ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
While Chinese officials aren't required to disclose their assets publicly, citizens have remained largely in the dark about the parallel economy that can allow the powerful and well-connected to avoid taxes and keep their dealings secret. By some ...Business Insider, 2 weeks ago
Beautiful movies, from across the world. The year 2014 was big when it came to foreign language films, as many film festival award winners played in theatres in New York City. This year 83 countries submitted their films for the best foreign language film category at the Oscars, which was a record. While the list has been shorten to nine semi-finalists, the original submissions include strong stories that examine human conditions around the world. Here, Aseem Chhabra lists his 11 favourite ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In the twilight of his career, Roger Federer had a stellar season in 2014. He won 73 of his 85 matches, five titles from 11 finals, led Switzerland to the Davis Cup triumph and ended the year as the oldest year-end No. 2 in the history of the rankings. His straight sets victory over Richard Gasquet in the Davis Cup final against France on Sunday not only made Switzerland only the 14th nation to win tennis's prestigious team title, but also completed the final piece in the Swiss's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Anyone who disagrees with this and says it depends on perspective is trying to hide their lust because it is socially unacceptable to think free.' Candid talk with Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar says it is in a man’s DNA to stare at women and let his imagination run wild. Perhaps that’s why he decided to take up Basu Chatterjee’s 1982 classic Shaukeen and give us his take on it. The Shaukeens, releasing this Friday, has been produced by Akshay, and even sees him in a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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