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August 01, 2012

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Bartoli crushes Gajdosova

Marion Bartoli of Italy left Australian Jarmila Gajdosova in tears after defeating her 6-0, 6-0 as France eased to a 3-0 Hopman Cup victory on 3 Jan. 2012. in Perth.

Michael Clarke, Australian Batsman hits a grand Triple Century  ( 329 ) in the 2nd Cricket Test match between India & Australia in Sydney on 5 Jan. 2012.

South Africa wins the Test series against Sri Lanka

South Africa wins the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 at Capetown.  Kalis was declared ‘ Man of the Match ‘ for his Double Century. Australia wins the second Test match against India in Sydney and lead the four – match series 2-0.

Czech Republic wins Hopman Cup by defeating France

Thomas Berdych & Wimbledon Champion Petro kvitova defeated France and won the Hopman Tennis Cup in the final in Perth on 7 Jan. 2012.

Kanepi wins Brisbane International

Estonia’s Kaya Kanepi defeated Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova ans won Brisbane International Tennis Tourney in Brisbane on 7 Jan. 2012.

Tsonga wins Qatar Open

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga defeated French compatriot Gael Monfils 7-5, 6-3 on 7 Jan. 2012 and won the 20th edition of Qatar Open Tennis in Doha on 7 Jan. 2012.

Canadian Tennis Player Raonic defeats Tipsarevic ( Serbia ) in the Aircel Chennai Open singles final and clinches the Chennai Open in Chennai on 8 Jan. 2012.

Leander Paes ( India ) and Tipsarevic ( Serbia ) won the Aircel Chennai Open Tennis doubles final in Chennai on 8 Jan. 2012.

Zheng Jie wins Auckland Classic Tennis Tournament 

China’s Zheng Jie won the Auckland Classic Tennis Tournament on 8 Jan. 2012 in Auckland.  This is Zheng’s fourth WTA title.

World No.1 Lee Chong Wei stormed back to defeat arch – rival and holder Lin ‘ Super Dan ‘ in the final of the Korea Open Badminton  in the Men’s Final on Jan. 8, 2012 in Seoul. In the Women’s Final, world No.3 Wang Shixian from China easily beat her compatiot Jiang Yanjiao, who had defeated world No.1 Wang Yihan in the semifinals.  Shixian ran out a comfortable 21-12, 21-17 winner.

South Africa beats Sri Lanka in the first One-day International at Boland Park in Paarl ( South Africa ) on 11 Jan. 2012.  South Africa’s Hashim Amla hits century ( 112 ).

Kerala beat Uttarakhand and won the 60th senior National Volleyball championship at the Balbir Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur on 11 Jan. 2012..

China’s Yu Ruiyuan won the Chennai Open international Grandmaster Chess tournament in Chennai on 12 January 2012.

Dhoni hints at Test retirement by 2013

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 12 January 2012 made a surprise revelation that he may retire from Test cricket if he is to play in the 2015 World Cup.

Bindra shoots Gold in Asian Championship

Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in 10-meter air rifle event of the Asian Shooting Championship in Doha on 13 January 2012.

Azarenka triumphs

Victoria Azarenka ended Li Na’s unbeaten two-year run at the Sydney Tennis International with a fighting three set victory in the final on 13 January 2012 in Sydney.

Wagner wins Sony Open

American Johnson Wagner recorded his third victory on the USPGA Tour Sunday by shooting a final round three-under 67 for a two-stroke win at the $5.5 million Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on 15 January 2012.

Grand Master Honour to M. R. Lalith Babu

Andhra Pradesh's Chess Player, M R Lalith Babu won Bronze Medal in the Hastings Masters International Chess Tournament where as China’s Yuvang stood as winner on 6 Jan. 2012.

South Africa clinched series victory

South Africa clinched a series victory in the third one-day International against World cup finalist Sri Lanka at Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein on 17 Jan. 2012.  South Africa lead the five match series 3-0.

Beijing World Cup cancelled

Shooters preparing for Olympics will have only three World Cups as the Beijing World Cup scheduled to be held from June 16 to 25 has been cancelled.

India wins Hockey Second Test

India recorded a 2-1 win over South Africa in the closely fought second hockey Test at the National Stadium in New Delhi on 17 Jan. 2012.

Srilanka Wins Fifth ODI

One day International series which was between Srilanka and SouthAfrica at Jonnesburg was won by Srilanka by 3-2.

Rajasthan Holds On Ranji Trophy

Rajasthan’s hard work and commitment retained the 78 th Ranji Trophy with them and win the trophy against Tamilnadu at M A .Chidambram stadium .

Robertson Wins Masters

Australia’s 2010 world champion Neil Robertson won the master tittle on 21 st Jan 2012 with 10-6 against England s Shaun Murphy at Alexandra palace .

1 st Women To Icy Adventure

British adventure Felicity Aston completed her crossing of Antarctica on 22 nd Jan 2012 , becoming the first women to ski across the icy continent alone . she did it in 50 days  pulling two sledges for 1,744 km from her starting point on the leverett glacier  .she has set another record ,the first human  to ski solo across Antarctica using only her own muscle power .

Sixth National Tittle For Advani

Pankaj Advani has won the sixth national billards tittle which was held at Pune .

India Wins Mens ‘s Doubles

Indian players Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek pair , has won their first mens doubles  A ustralian Open Grand Slam on 28 th Jan 2012 against Czech which was held in Melbourne  park .

First Balarusian To Win Grandslam

Victoria Azarenka became the first Balarusian to win the grand slam single tittle in Australian Open Tittle ,crusing Russia ‘s Maria  Sharapova . She is only 22 yrs old to become the new world no . 1 according to W T A ranking .

Australia won By 4 – 0

Australia won the forth test series by  4 – 0 and wins the Border Gavaskar Trophy against India at Adelaide Oval  . The captian of Australia Micheal Clarke has been given the man of the series ,who scored the highest 626 runs in the series .Peter Siddle the man of match  for this series

Sania Ranked No – 7 In Double

India’s Sania Mirza craked the top – 10 of the individual doubles ranking , climbing ahead to no – 7 rank in the world  .According to the new  W T A ranking and Sania slipped five places to 116 to 111 in singles .

Rocks Wins Abu Dhabi Championships

The world’s 117 th ranked golf player Robert Rock has won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships on 29 th Jan 2012 against his strongest opposition player Tiger Woods ,which held in dubai .

Nadal Looses Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic wins the Australian  Open 2012 men’s Singles Champion ship. It was final in grand slam history which six hours to finish the match between  Nadal and Djokovic  held on 29 th Jan 2012 at Melbourne .Djokovic beeing ranked worlds no – 1 after winning this grand slam .

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