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Sania, Martina's winning run broken in Stuttgart Grand Prix

Sania, Martina's winning run broken in Stuttgart Grand Prix

Rediff.com23 Apr 2015

Playing her first match as world number one, India's Sania Mirza crashed out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix event with partner Martina Hingis, who was not at her best due to a back injury.

Shoaib says wife Sania's No 1 ranking is pride for Pakistan also

Shoaib says wife Sania's No 1 ranking is pride for Pakistan also

Rediff.com15 Apr 2015

Pakistan's ex-cricket captain Shoaib Malik says he is proud his Indian wife Sania Mirza has become the world's top-ranked doubles tennis player, adding it is honour for both countries.

It's official! Sania dethrones Errani for No 1 ranking

It's official! Sania dethrones Errani for No 1 ranking

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

Sania Mirza officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked world number one in doubles. According to the latest rankings, the Indian ace rose three rungs to 7660 points, which enabled her dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points).

'Feel privileged that I was able to achieve the no.1 ranking'

'Feel privileged that I was able to achieve the no.1 ranking'

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

There has been many cherished moments in her eventful tennis journey during the last decade but the enormity of becoming World No 1 is such that Sania Mirza has been left with a "surreal feeling" even though she had always dreamt of achieving this feat.

Find out who is Sania Mirza's fan No 1...

Find out who is Sania Mirza's fan No 1...

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

Sania Mirza officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked World No 1.

PM Modi leads the applause for new world No 1 Sania

PM Modi leads the applause for new world No 1 Sania

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee and to big names in Indian sport and politics, the applause pours in for the Hyderabadi tennis ace.

Kerber beats Keys to clinch Charleston final

Kerber beats Keys to clinch Charleston final

Rediff.com13 Apr 2015

Germany's Angelique Kerber defeated American Madison Keys 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 in an enthralling final of the Family Circle Cup at Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday.

Congratulate World No 1 Sania Mirza

Congratulate World No 1 Sania Mirza

Rediff.com12 Apr 2015

Charleston will always be special to me," said the new World No 1 in women's doubles.

Sania Mirza seals historic World No 1 rank

Sania Mirza seals historic World No 1 rank

Rediff.com12 Apr 2015

Sania Mirza on Sunday created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the World No 1 rank.

Charleston Open: Petkovic advances to semis, Errani upset

Charleston Open: Petkovic advances to semis, Errani upset

Rediff.com11 Apr 2015

Andrea Petkovic battled back to advance to the semi-finals at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday while Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka upset yet another seed with a victory over Sara Errani.

Sania-Hingis in Charleston WTA quarter-finals

Sania-Hingis in Charleston WTA quarter-finals

Rediff.com9 Apr 2015

The top-seeded duo battled past the Rodionova sisters of Australia, Anastasia and Arina, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5 in their opening round match of the US $731,000 clay-court event.

Sania closing in on world No 1 ranking

Sania closing in on world No 1 ranking

Rediff.com6 Apr 2015

Sania Mirza took a giant leap towards becoming the world number one player in the doubles by pocketing 1000 ranking points, following her stupendous title win in the Miami Open with partner Martina Hingis.

Contrasting fortunes end hopes of an all-Williams clash at Australian Open

Contrasting fortunes end hopes of an all-Williams clash at Australian Open

Rediff.com28 Jan 2015

Williams sisters Serena and Venus had been hoping to provide fans with the first all-Williams sisters clash at a Grand Slam since the 2009 Wimbledon final in the semi-finals.

The 10 FRIENDLIEST cities in the world

The 10 FRIENDLIEST cities in the world

Rediff.com21 Aug 2014

Conde Nast Traveler's annual readers' choice survey has revealed the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the world. The survey was based on reviews from the magazine's readers.

Madrid Open PHOTOS: Serena, Nadal rediscover touch on clay

Madrid Open PHOTOS: Serena, Nadal rediscover touch on clay

Rediff.com8 May 2014

Women's No 1 Serena Williams remained on track for her 60th career title as she powered past Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-3 while Rafael Nadal launched the defence of his Madrid Open title.

Sports Shorts: Jankovic, Errani bow out in Charleston

Sports Shorts: Jankovic, Errani bow out in Charleston

Rediff.com5 Apr 2014

Second-seeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic and third seed Sara Errani of Italy were both bundled out of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Friday in gripping quarter-final upsets.

Sports Shorts: 'Schumacher showing moments of consciousness'

Sports Shorts: 'Schumacher showing moments of consciousness'

Rediff.com4 Apr 2014

The manager of comatose Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has said that there are ''encouraging signs'' in the process of bringing the former German racer out of a medically-induced coma.

Sports Shorts: Venus rises again to win in Charleston

Sports Shorts: Venus rises again to win in Charleston

Rediff.com3 Apr 2014

Venus Williams, battling a mystery bug and a dogged opponent who refused to lie down, advanced to the third round of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Wednesday.

Sports Shorts: Cepelova shocks Serena at Family Circle

Sports Shorts: Cepelova shocks Serena at Family Circle

Rediff.com2 Apr 2014

Top-ranked Serena Williams suffered a shock 6-4, 6-4 loss to Slovakia's world number 78 Jana Cepelova in the second round of the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday.

Gone With the Wind star Alicia Rhett dies at 98

Gone With the Wind star Alicia Rhett dies at 98

Rediff.com6 Jan 2014

Get your lowdown on what's going on in the world of Hollywood, right here.

Here's what makes Gatsby GREAT, and Fundamentalist RELUCTANT

Here's what makes Gatsby GREAT, and Fundamentalist RELUCTANT

Rediff.com27 May 2013

The Great Gatsby and The Reluctant Fundamentalist are two attempts to make moralising novels into spectacular movies. Here's why the first succeeds and the other fails.

Nadal and Williams win easily in Rome

Nadal and Williams win easily in Rome

Rediff.com19 May 2013

Rafael Nadal made short work of his great rival Roger Federer to win the Italian Open, his sixth trophy of the year, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday.

Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final to Bryans

Rome Masters: Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final to Bryans

Rediff.com19 May 2013

Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan in Rome on Sunday.

Serena extends winning streak to reach Rome final

Serena extends winning streak to reach Rome final

Rediff.com18 May 2013

Serena Williams crushed Romanian qualifier Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to book her place in the Italian Open final and extend her winning streak to 23 matches on Saturday.

Review: The Great Gatsby isn't great enough

Review: The Great Gatsby isn't great enough

Rediff.com17 May 2013

The Great Gatsby is a good looking film but is less heartfelt, writes Raja Sen.

Robson thrashes Venus to meet Serena next

Robson thrashes Venus to meet Serena next

Rediff.com13 May 2013

A rusty Venus Williams was blown away 6-3, 6-2 by rising British left-hander Laura Robson at the Rome Masters tennis on Monday.

Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title

Serena rebounds to win third Charleston title

Rediff.com8 Apr 2013

World No. 1 Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to defeat former top ranked Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 and win her third Family Circle Cup title on Sunday.

Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semis

Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semis

Rediff.com7 Apr 2013

World No 1 Serena Williams breezed past older sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 in their first meeting since 2009 in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday.

Williams sisters set for showdown in Charleston semis

Williams sisters set for showdown in Charleston semis

Rediff.com6 Apr 2013

Serena and Venus Williams set up a tantalising semi-final against each other after both won twice on Friday in the rain-affected Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dreamliner woes: Boeing's cash drain worries grow

Dreamliner woes: Boeing's cash drain worries grow

Rediff.com20 Feb 2013

It is a similar story several thousand miles away, outside the company's North Charleston, South Carolina final assembly building, where space is taken up by four 787s destined for Air India.

Serena outserves Sharapova to claim WTA title in Istanbul

Serena outserves Sharapova to claim WTA title in Istanbul

Rediff.com29 Oct 2012

Serena Williams's motivating factor in her WTA Championships triumph on Sunday was to save her own sanity, the American said after beating Maria Sharapova in the final of the season-ending tournament.

Air India gets its third Dreamliner

Air India gets its third Dreamliner

Rediff.com9 Oct 2012

Air India got its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday from the new North Charleston facility of the US-based manufacturer.

Boeing sees demand from Indian air carriers rising

Boeing sees demand from Indian air carriers rising

Rediff.com5 Sep 2012

US-based company has a 100-aircraft order from Air India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways.

Nikki Haley launches blistering attack on President Obama

Nikki Haley launches blistering attack on President Obama

Rediff.com29 Aug 2012

The hardest part of my job continues to be this federal government, this administration, this president, says South Carolina Governor, Nimrata Randhawa Haley in a prime time speech at GOP Convention. Aziz Haniffa reports.

AITA drops Bhupathi, Bopanna; fields youngsters vs NZ

AITA drops Bhupathi, Bopanna; fields youngsters vs NZ

Rediff.com18 Aug 2012

Sending out a strong message that indiscipline will not be tolerated, the All India Tennis Association on Saturday dropped Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup team for the upcoming tie against New Zealand and blooded youngsters to prepare the side for the future.

Dreamliner: AI to take delivery after US probe

Dreamliner: AI to take delivery after US probe

Rediff.com2 Aug 2012

This was one of the planes being readied for Air India that has ordered 27 of them, official sources said.

Dreamliner for AI suffers engine mishap; probe on in the US

Dreamliner for AI suffers engine mishap; probe on in the US

Rediff.com1 Aug 2012

This is only the second aircraft to be built at the airframer's Charleston, South Carolina, facility.

Govt may approve Boeing compensation package

Govt may approve Boeing compensation package

Rediff.com8 Jun 2012

A meeting of the CCEA is likely to be held next week.

Despair again for Americans at the French Open

Despair again for Americans at the French Open

Rediff.com6 Jun 2012

It's been a decade since an American won in Paris. For that matter, no player from the country has made it to the final at Roland Garros since. Historically, the French Open is the lone major where Americans have struggled to assert their authority. There's something about

When the best were laid to rest at Roland Garros

When the best were laid to rest at Roland Garros

Rediff.com31 May 2012

Following Serena Williams's shock exit from the French Open, Bikash Mohapatra looks at some of the biggest upsets at Roland Garros in the last decade.

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