2011 March Sports



Sony Ericsson Open: Paes-Bhpathi win Men’s Doubles first round

the Indian due of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have defeated the pair of American Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Roger of Netherlands Antilles in the Men’s Doubles first round of the Sony Ericsson Open at Miami, USA.

In Women’s event, the Slovakian-Polish combine of Daniela Hantuchova and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated the Indo-Russian pair of Sania Mirza and Elina Vesnina 6-4,6-3 in the second round.





Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles trophy after upstaging Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy in Indian wells. This was Sania's 10th WTA doubles title, Vesnina picked up her fourth.





Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand won the $300,000 SAIL Golf Open title at the Delhi Golf Club course on 27 March.





Saina regains number three position in latest world ranking

Riding on her Swiss Open triumph, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the number three place in the latest world ranking.





Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei defended his all-England Open men's singles title defeating Lin Dan of China 21-17, 21-17.In the women's section, top-seeded Wang Shixian regained title for China, earning it for the seventh time in 10 years after a 24-22, 21-18 victory in the final against Eriko Hiros. 





Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal has won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title with a victory over the Korean player Ji Hyun Sung in Switzerland. Nehwal, who was ranked second in the tournament, won 21-13, 21-14 in 43 minutes in the women's singles final.





Saina wins first title of the year

India's Saina Nehwal won her first title of the year with a commanding 21-13, 21-14 victory over South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the Wilson Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton.





Novak Djokovic won the ATP Indian Wells title on 20 March, rallying to beat World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.





Levon Aronian of Armenia won the Amber blindfold and rapid chess tournament held in Monaco. World Champion Viswanathan Anand finished third in the tournament.





Sania-Vesnina win doubles title

Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched their first title in just their third WTA event as a team, lifting the BNP Paribas Open women's doubles trophy after upstaging Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy.





Wozniacki remains No. 1 in the latest WTA rankings

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki remained on top of the latest WTA rankings.

The rankings (WTA): Top Ten

1. Caroline Wozniacki (Den) 9550 points,
2. Kim Clijsters (Bel) 8835,
3. Vera Zvonareva (Rus) 7565,
4. Samantha Stosur (Aus) 5086,
5. Francesca Schiavone (Ita) 5051,
6. Jelena Jankovic (Srb) 4825,
7. Li Na (Chn) 4300,
8. Venus Williams (USA) 3465,
9. Victoria Azarenka (Blr) 3440,
10. Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 3170.





Egypt has won the JSW-SDAT-WSF mixed team Squash World Cup held at Chennai by defeating defending champion England. Ramy Ashour and Raneem El Weleily have made it for Egypt.





North zone has won the Devdhar Trophy by defeating West zone held in Jaipur.





Chennai is all set to host for the first time the World Squash Federation's World Cup event, partially at the Indian Squash Academy and the final phase at a mega shopping mall from March 8 to 12





A.S. Suresh Krishna of Andhra Pradesh and Kyra Shroff of Maharashtra were became the New National grass-court tennis champions of India.





Sachin Tendulkar became the First batsman to score Six Hundreds in the world cup tournaments ,after scoring 111 runs against South Africa. 



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