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Sindhu lifts India Open badminton title 2017 | 04-Apr-2017 13:19
Olympic silver-medallist P.V. Sindhu has defeated Carolina Marin (Spain) in straight sets 21-19, 21-16 in 47 minutes at the India Open badminton championship 2017 in New Delhi.
This was the second Superseries title win for Sindhu. The Indian shuttler has shown character in the tournament and she entered the final after beaten Saina Nehwal and Sung ji-Hyun.
Roger Federer wins Miami Open 2017 | 04-Apr-2017 13:18
Roger Federer (Switzerland) defeated Rafael Nadal (Spain) to win Miami Open 2017 Singles title. Miami Open 2017 was held in Florida, USA.
A fourth straight win over Nadal was his longest winning streak in their 13-year professional rivalry which makes Federer the oldest winner of the Miami Open.The victory was Federer’s 26th ATP Masters 1000 title, only Novak Djokovic with 30 and Rafael Nadal with 28 have won more titles than Federer.
The other winners in Miami Open 2017 are as follows-
1. Women's Singles- Johanna Konta (United Kingdom)
2. Men's Doubles- Łukasz Kubot (Poland)/ Marcelo Melo (Brazil)
3. Women's Doubles- Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) / Xu Yifan (China)
Jepkosgei smashes three world records at Prague Half Marathon | 03-Apr-2017 14:23
Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei has broken the world half marathon record as well as the 10km and 15km marks at the Prague Half Marathon on the way to winning the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in one hour, four minutes and 52 seconds.
The 23-year-old, who was competing in just her fifth half marathon, clocked splits of 30:05 and 45:37 to improve the 10km and 15km world records. Defending champion Violah Jepchumba of Kenya finished second in 65:22, with Fancy Chemutai third.