Roger Federer announces his retirement from competitive tennis

Sports Desk : dhakamirror.com Roger Federer, a legendary tennis player from Switzerland, has announced his retirement from competitive play at the age of 41, citing signals from his body. Federer has recently had to deal with surgeries, injuries, and a burgeoning field of new stars. “I have played more than 1,500 matches over 24 years,” … Read more

Maria Sharapova announces she is pregnant with first child

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On Tuesday, Maria Sharapova celebrated her 35th birthday, posted on Instagram to her 4.2 million Instagram followers, but the reaction to this particular birthday post will supersede any previous one, after she announced she was expecting her first child with fiancée Alexander Gilkes.
She wrote: “Precious beginnings!!! “Eating birthday cake for two has always

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Ashleigh Barty retires from professional tennis at age 25

Ashleigh Barty is retiring from professional tennis, she announced in a post on Instagram. In a surprise announcement, world number one Ashleigh Barty on Wednesday said she is retiring.
“Today is difficult and filled with emotion for me as I announce my retirement from tennis,” the Australian said on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me along

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Novak Djokovic ‘willing’ to sacrifice trophies than get Covid vaccine

Novak Djokovic has said he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than be forced to get a Covid vaccine. In an interview with BBC, Novak Djokovic, the 34-year-old world No 1 said he is willing to skip the French Open and Wimbledon over his stance, but said he is not part of the anti-vax movement, insisting he supports the “freedom to choose”

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Barty lands first home Australian Open triumph in 44 years with victory over Collins

Ashleigh Barty beat Danielle Collins to win the Australian Open title, ending the home nation’s 44-year wait for a Grand Slam women’s singles champion.
Barty took the first set in routine fashion but came within two points of dropping her first set of the tournament when the American took a 5-1 lead but

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Djokovic back in Serbia after deportation from Australia

Novak Djokovic has arrived home after an Australian court upheld a visa cancellation. Authorities said that his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus posed a risk to the Australian public.
The top men’s tennis player was deported after losing a visa battle that centred on the fact he is unvaccinated.
Hundred of supporters gathered at the Nicola Tesla airport in

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Australia cancels Novak Djokovic’s visa for second time

Immigration chief says decision is in the public interest
Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. Deportation from Australia can lead to a three-year ban on returning to the country, although that may be waived, depending on the circumstances.
The Australian government cancelled his visa on Friday, saying the world’s top-ranked

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Serena Williams withdraw from US Open with injuries

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from the US Open, which begins on Monday next, as she continues recovery from a torn hamstring she suffered in her Wimbledon opener. The American, who turns 40 next month, announced her decision to sit out the U.S. Open via a social media post.
“After careful consideration and following the advice of my

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Stephens marvels in US Open glory

Worries didn’t end for Sloane Stephens after winning her first Grand Slam title Saturday at the US Open, recalling the fabulous photographs of past champions she admired along the hallways of Arthur Ashe Stadium. ‘Everyone has the cutest photos on the wall in here with this trophy and that’s what I remember seeing most,’ Stephens said. zz‘So when I was taking

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Man, in coma for 11 years, wakes up to find Federer still among the best

A Roger Federer fan who has awoken from a coma after 11 years has spoken of his shock to see his idol still mixing it with the best tennis players in the world, reports tennisworld.org.
When Spain’s Jesus Aparicio was celebrating his 18th birthday 11 years ago – on 12th December 2004 – Federer was 23 years old and had just ascended to the World No. 1 ranking.

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Serena Williams wins sixth Wimbledon singles title 

When her opponent’s final shot sailed out, Serena Williams wasn’t sure whether the match was over or not. It took a few seconds before the realization sunk in — not only had she won her sixth Wimbledon title, but her bid for another “Serena Slam” was complete. Williams defeated promising Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in southwest London to complete the “Serena Slam”

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Serena beats Azarenka for Brisbane title

World number one Serena Williams successfully defended her Brisbane International title with a 6-4 7-5 win over second seed Victoria Azarenka.
The 32-year-old American, who won 11 tournaments in 2013, lost her serve twice in the second set but broke back three times to triumph in

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Hosts’ struggles continue in Open badminton

Rias Uddin failed to advance to the fourth round of the Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge on Wednesday, falling to number two seed Shubhankar Dey of India in the men’s singles event. Rias was the only Bangladeshi shuttler left in the men’s singles draw after his straight-sets win over Malaysian opponent Jean Yea Tin

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Bangladeshis exit Open badminton en masse

Most of the Bangladeshi shuttlers were knocked out on the opening day of Yonex-Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Challenge 2013, which began on Tuesday amid pomp and grandeur at the Shorawardi Indoor Stadium. Of the 14 men and women from Bangladesh participating in the Badminton Asia Confederation-sanctioned tournament, only Rias Uddin managed to

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Shamael seals boys’ singles crown

Great Britain’s Shamael Chaudhury clinched the boys’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013 after overcoming the challenge of Chinese Taipei’s Chen Tin 6-4 1-6 7-6 at the Ramna Tennis Complex on Monday. Top seed Shamael took the first set 6-4 before conceding the second set 1-6. Just when it appeared that Chen

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Lee Yan wins girls’ singles title

Lee Yan of Chinese Taipei on Sunday claimed the girls’ singles title in the 27th Bangladesh Junior Tennis Championship 2013, organised by the Bangladesh Tennis Federation and sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation, at the Ramna Tennis Complex.
Lee defeated Uzbekistan’s Umarova

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