Latest Sports Updates 08-01-2021 @ 6.00 p.m.IST

Tennis

Top seed Novak Djokovic made good start in his defence of Australian Open title by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-3,6-1,6-2.10th seed Gael Monfils was only high profile casualty on opening day in men’s singles.Frenchman Monfils lost in five sets to Ruusuvuori.Dominic Thiem,Stan Wawrika and Alexander Zverev all advanced without much trouble.Among women,second seed Simona Halep,Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka all won in straight sets.Serena Williams looking for a record 24th major title needed 3 sets to beat Laura Siegemund in the opening round at Melbourne Park.

Cricket

India finished day 4 of the first test against England at 39/1.Hosts need further 381 runs on the final day to win the match in Chennai.Meanwhile,Pakistan won their first test series against South Africa since 2003 after winning second test in Rawalpindi by 95 runs.

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton signed new one year deal with Mercedes on Monday.36 year old British driver will be looking to win unprecedented eighth world title when F1 season begins next month.

Football

Manchester City thrashed Liverpool 4-1 on Sunday to strengthen their PL title hopes.Liverpool are 4th in the table and look in danger of retaining their premier league title.

Multi-Sport

Rani Rampal,Koneru Humpy and Manu Bhaker have been nominated for BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year Award.Voting is Open till February 24 and the winner will be announced on March 8.

Golf

Brooks Koepka eagled no.17 to win Phoenix Open golf tournament on Sunday.

 

By Shailesh

Source:Internet