Bangladesh’s young tennis players made a good start at the Under-14 Asian Tennis Championship 2011 in Myanmar. Delowar Hossain of Bangladesh moved to the second round beating top-seed Tran Min Thong of Vietnam 6-3, 6-0 while Wy Mong Marma beat seventh seed Arkar Kiyau of Myanmar 6-4, 6-2 to advance yesterday
NTF kids tennis
Asar, Masfia and Ruzaina were among eight winners in the 2nd National Tennis Federation Kids tennis competition at the Ramna courts yesterday.
The tournament was aimed to bring out the best of the young talents who are in training at the National Tennis Complex
Amal, Sharda win titles
Top seed Amal Ray won the men’s crown in the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Complex (NTC) in Ramna yesterday.
Amal, who was playing for Engineers Club, beat Nordic Club’s Alamgir Hossain 6-1, 6-4.
In the women’s singles, Sharda Alam fought hard to beat Sathi Sarkar 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. The pair,
Sarda Alam and Sathi Sarkar moved to the women’s singles final of the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open Tennis Tournament beating respective opponents in straight sets.Sarda defeated Medha 6-2, 6-1 while Sathi beat Moumita Jannat 6-0, 6-2 to set a date for today’s final.
The top seeded men moved to the semifinals with straight sets wins. Amol Roy, the number one
Top seeded players in both men’s and women’s group of the Shahjalal Islami Bank Open Tennis had easy wins to move to the next round of games.
Men’s top seed Amol Roy beat Sheikh Hasibul 6-2, 6-2 and second seed Alamgir Hossain blacked Jafar Imam 6-0, 6-0 to book a second round place. Among others, Ranjan Ram and
Independence Day Tennis on
The Runner Group Independence Day Open Tennis Tournament started at the National Tennis Complex on Monday. State minister for youth and sports Ahad Ali Sarkar inaugurated the week-long meet. Chairman of Runner Group of
Ranjan Ram wins double
Victory Day Tennis Championship
Ranjan Ram wins double
Ranjan Ram claimed the double crown in the Victory Day Tennis Championship winning the titles of men’s singles and double on Sunday. Ranjan Ram of National Tennis Complex (NTC) defeated Amal Roy of Engineers Club 7-5, 6-3 in the men’s singles final at Ramna National Tennis Complex in Dhaka.
Ranjan, paired with Amal Roy, defeated Dipu Lal and Alamgir Hossain of Nordic Club 6-3, 6-7 and
All the seeded players, except for Biplob Ram, won their respective matches of the second round of the Victory Day Tennis Championship 2009 at the National tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
Men’s top seed Amol Roy got made easy work of Hasibul Haque finishing the match 6-1, 6-2, while second seed Ranjan Ram got rid of Rustam Ali 6-2, 6-2. Third seed Alamgir Hossain beat Anwar Hossain 6-2, 7-5 while
Williams fined record US$82,500 for US Open tirade
Serena Williams was fined a record US$82,500 for her US Open tirade and could be suspended from that tournament if she has another “major offense” at any Grand Slam in the next two years.
Grand Slam administrator Bill Babcock’s ruling was released Monday, and said Williams faces a “probationary period” at tennis’ four major championships in 2010 and 2011. If she has another “major offense” at a Grand Slam tournament in that time, the fine would increase to US$175,000 and she would be barred from the
Amol sails into semifinals
Top seed Amol Roy of Engineers’ Club reached the semifinals of the Anlene National Tennis Tournament without any hiccup as he disposed of Lakshman Lal of the American Club 6-2, 6-2 at the National tennis Complex in Ramna yesterday.
He will face Nordic Club’s Alamgir Hossain who the got better of BKSP’s Oamr Faruk 6-2,6-0, in
Serena poses nude for ESPN, faces possible ban
Tennis ace Serena Williams may face a possible ban from the 2010 Australian Open for posing nude for ESPN magazine and her shocking outburst at the US Open semi finals. Williams is under an International Tennis Federation investigation and faces a ban of up to two grand slams under the sport’s code of conduct.
After a foot fault call, Williams allegedly threatened the baseline judge saying, ‘You don’t know me. You better be right. I swear to God I’m going to take this ball and shove it down your throat.’ The lineswoman has alleged that Serena threatened to
Del Potro returns to Argentina
US Open Champion, Juan Martín del Potro, arrived to Ministro Pistarini International airport in Ezeiza at 10.25 and was welcomed by hundreds of fans and close to 50 journalists.
The reigning champ will head to his home town Tandil -500 kilometers from Buenos Aires City- where he will be rallied around the city on a firefighters’ truck.
Sania all set to shed her singledom status
Sania Mirza’s days of singledom come to an end Friday night with the Indian tennis ace all set to get engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza at a private ceremony in southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
Sohrab is an MBA student and son of a city-based businessman.
The 22-year-old Sania and Sohrab, 23, will exchange rings at 8.30pm at a posh city hotel tonight.
With two cupid-struck youth creating nuisance outside Sania’s Banjara Hills residence in the last two days, the city police have made
Wang advances quarters in Dhaka Bank junior tennis
Wang of China reached the quarterfinal of the boys’ singles competition of the Dhaka Bank 23rd Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championship defeating Indian Sumeet Shinde at Ramna National Tennis Complex, Dhaka on Wednesday.
Wang scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over his Indian counterpart in the third round competition to make it to the last eight of the tournament.
In the other matches of the day, Saai Naveen (India) beat Mao Jui (Chinese Taipei) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0; Liang (Chinese Taipei) beat Wang Chieh-Fu (Chinese Taipei) 7-5, 7-5; Jayaprakash (India) beat Prajoubphansri (Thailand) 7-6, 6-3;
Dhaka Bank junior tennis from tomorrow
The Dhaka Bank 23rd Bangladesh International Junior Tennis Championship begins tomorrow at Ramna National Tennis Complex in the city.
A total of 159 tennis players, including 52 girls, from Europe and Asian countries are taking part in the competition, organized by Bangladesh Tennis Fede-ration (BTF) with the sponsorship of Dhaka Bank Limited. The total budget of the competition is Taka eight lakh, of which Dhaka Bank is providing Taka five lakh as sponsorship money, the General Secretary of BTF Sanaul Haque told a news conference at Ramna National
Nadal floors tearful Federer to clinch Australian Open
MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal reduced Roger Federer to tears as he won a classic Australian Open final to secure his first hard-court Grand Slam title and stop the Swiss equalling the all-time Majors record on Sunday.
Nadal, the world number one, miraculously recovered from his five-hour semi-final to take the gripping five-setter 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-2 in four hours and 23 minutes.
Federer was left speechless by the defeat and broke down sobbing as he tried to address the crowd. “God, it’s killing me,” said the Swiss, who was consoled by his hero, Australian great Rod Laver.
“I love this game, it means
Top seed bounced at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia — Jelena Jankovic went out in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday and No. 3 Dinara Safina was twice a point away from following the top-ranked player to the exit.
In consecutive matches at Rod Laver Arena, Frenchwomen took it to the top seeds. Jankovic was ousted by No. 16 Marion Bartoli. Safina survived, fending off double-match point against No. 15 Alize Cornet.
“I am so lucky that I’m in the quarter-finals, she was one point away,” said Safina, who made eight double-faults and 52 unforced errors to only 29 by Cornet. “My heart is still pumping so hard.”
Bartoli, the 2007 Wimbledon runner-up, was the aggressor in a 6-1, 6-4 win against Jankovic that wasn’t entirely unexpected.
“Yeah, it’s obviously disappointing. Nobody likes to lose,” Jankovic said. “Today was a tough day for me.
“I had a slow start. I let my opponent completely come on top of me and play her game. I gave her a lot of confidence.”
The 23-year-old Serb remains without a Grand Slam singles title and could also be without the No. 1 ranking in
Feisty Sugiyama, giantkiller Lu bow out of Aussie Open
MELBOURNE : Fiesty Japanese number one Ai Sugiyama and Taiwanese giantkiller Lu Yen-Hsun bowed out of the Australian Open on Friday, leaving China’s Zheng Jie and Peng Shuai as Asia’s last hopes.
Veteran Sugiyama, playing in her 60th Grand Slam, put up a brave fight on centre court against world number one and top seed Jelena Jankovic but breathing difficulties and cramp hampered her chances.
The 33-year-old eventually slipped out of her 15th Australian Open 6-4, 6-4.
After shocking 10th seed David Nalbandian in the biggest win of his career, world number
Tennis: Champ Djokovic through at Aussie Open as violence flares
MELBOURNE: Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare against Bosnian-American Amer Delic as violence flared between rival groups of fans after their match on Friday.
Bosnian-born Delic, ranked 127, shocked Djokovic when he took the second set and forced a tense fourth-set tie-break before the Serbian third seed won 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4).
Moments after the finish, dozens of youths watching on a big screen outside hurled plastic chairs at each other, leaving one woman injured, before they were thrown out.
Delic expressed his dismay at the incident, which came despite his pre-match appeal for calm and great sportsmanship shown by both players.
“I’m really sad to
Ethnic violence again mars Australian Open
Melbourne: Ethnic violence again marred the Australian Open on Friday when rival Serbian and Bosnian fans hurled chairs and missiles at each other, sparking condemnation from players and police.
Some 30 people in their late teens and early 20s were evicted after the clashes, which left one woman injured, following Serbian Novak Djokovic’s win over Bosnian-born American Amer Delic, police said.
Disturbances continued outside Melbourne Park after the men and women were thrown out, with taunts and