Quick Sport News Today-2.8.17

PC by Prakash Parsekar

Maria Sharpova, a glamour icon of Tennis, made a stunning come back. She beat Jenifer Brady 6-1 4-6 6-0 in Stanford USA with US open one month away.

Serena Williams calls for equal pay for men and women in Tennis. Serena stated in her article in Fortune Magazine. Though She is highest paid with $27 million but just less than half of Federer who is earning $64 millions. ‘Sexism, racism and poverty are tougher and bitter battles than grand slams’ she laments.

In Junior world Wrestling Championship at Finland two Indians Veer Dev and Ravinder have reached the stage of Bronze Medal after  winning quarter finals.

Australia and New Zealand will be in India in coming cricket season to play ODIs T-20 and Tests.  Srilanka have opportunity to avenge defeat in Tests, as 3 Tests are scheduled between island country and big brother India.

In New-Zealand GP GOLD, Badminton at Auckland, Prannoy and Kashyap won  first round matches quite easily in Men’s Singles.

In 50th Biel Chess festival in Swiss, GM Harikrishna is sharing first spot with three other GMS after a draw against David Navara in seventh round .

Domestic Sports

Punjab National Bank beat ONGC in MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey in Chennai on 1st August. Bottom placed Odisha beat Central Secretariat 3-2 .

 

 

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