Tennis Bytes: Of Wild Cards, Sania Mirza’s Parivar and Reduced Body Fat

Two matches for charity saw the No. 1 and No.2 players in the world faceoff in Zurich and Madrid. The matches billed “Match For Africa” and “Joining Forces For the Benefit Of Children” finished with scores tied 1-1. Roger Federer was victorious 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 back home and Rafael Nadal hit back 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-1 in Spain.

The two stars rarely collide on the ATP Tour. The matches were a bonus to their multitude of fans.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Tennis
Cricket is the villain once more. This time, it’s Sania Mirza blowing steam at the Indian national pastime. Patience is called for by the diva of Indian tennis.

“We all know that the sports culture of the country is cricket and we might have to wait with some patience for more promising players to emerge." Sania said.

Echoes of Michael Ferreira.

The Sahara Parivar has announced its association with the glamorous woman star. The stunning Hyderabadi will sport the Sahara logo from next year.

Mirza believes that she can perform well at the Australian Open. Asked if she will break into the top 50, the Indian No. 1 insisted that staying healthy is her priority. Mirza’s struggles with her wrist are well-documented.

Former World Junior No. 1 Yuki Bhambri and doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna are the recipients of the organisers’ munificence at the Chennai Open in January early next year.They are carded in as direct entries.Bhambri is the 2009 junior Australian Open champion.

Jelena Dokic, the naturalised Australian tennis star and a former top 10 player has been awarded a wild card to the 2011 Australian Open. Dokic lost in the final round of the Australian Open qualifying tournament to Olivia Rogowska. The former Serbia and Montenegro player reached the quarter-finals in the 2009 edition on a wild card. Can she better or repeat the feat?


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