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Clijsters’s fan in white skirt


London : Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters invited a fan to face her serve after he shouted advice to her during a friendly Wimbledon doubles match. Clijsters, 34, and Australian Rennae Stubbs were taking on former world No. 2 Andrea Jaeger and Conchita Martinez. Instead of ignoring serve instructions from Irishman Chris Quinn, Clijsters invited him court-side. In keeping ...

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Coaches conundrum: More trouble brewing


New Delhi : All’s well that ends well. The Indian cricket fans would have thought so after BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) named Ravi Shastri as the head coach and Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as members of the support staff. The announcement brought a sort of closure to the distasteful episode between Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. However, barely two ...

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Federer shines bright in twilight zone


London : Roger Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalisingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching. The Swiss star reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time on Wednesday with a 6-4 6-2 7-6(4) win over Milos Raonic. It was his 100th match at the All England ...

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15 Years Ago Today: When Sourav Ganguly Took Off His Shirt at Lord’s


London : July 13, 2002 ranks as one of India’s greatest cricket moments. Team India under Sourav Ganguly beat England in the Natwest final in a thriller. Set 326 to win, India squandered good start and were struggling at 146 for 5. Fifteen years down the line, we relive that match in which two young guns, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif, ...

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Uncle Sam rocks All England


LONDON : Andy Murray’s Wimbledon title defence ended in a 3-6 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 6-1 quarterfinal defeat to Sam Querrey on Wednesday as the hip injury that has dogged the world No. 1 throughout the tournament finally got the better of him. Murray, who had only lost to Querrey once in eight previous encounters, was struggling to move around the ...

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