Tennis: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Rafael Nadal wins French Open, 2020

On October 11, 2020, Rafarl Nadal won the French Open, 2020 beating Novak Djokovic. This is Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam and 13th French Open title. Highlights Under female category of French Open, 2020, Iga Swiatek won the title. She was the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam. Iga Swiatek She is ranked ..

Ankita Raina led India to progress to World play-offs

Ankita Raina, was seen in news as she delivered an outstanding game in the ongoing Federation Cup Tennis tournament, which led India to progress to the World play-offs. The Indian team created history by progressing to the play-offs for the first time ever, as it has been in the regional group since 2016. In the ..

Djokovic wins Dubai Tennis Championships

World number one Novak Djokovic has recently won the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time since 2013. In the summit match of the men’s singles, the 32-year-old Serb star defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets and clinched the title. Novak has now won 21 matches consecutively. In 2010-11, he had won 43 matches consecutively.

Heather Watson wins her first WTA title in three years

Heather Watson of the United Kingdom won the singles title of the Mexican Open tournament thereby winning her first WTA title in three years. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal bagged his 85th ATP Tour title and first title of 2020 by defeating Taylor Fritz in straight sets in the final of the ATP Mexico Open. ..

Maria Sharapova retires

Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former WTA World No.1 has recently announced her retirement from professional Tennis. The 32-year-old Tennis icon from Russia has won 36 WTA titles and held WTA World No.1 rank for continuous 21 weeks. She won her first Grand Slam at the age of 17, when she won ..