The day Lindsay Davenport locked down Olympic Gold

What happened exactly on that day and why it is memorable in tennis history On this day, August 2, 1996, 20-year old Lindsay Davenport defeated Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (7-6, 6-2) to obtain the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. It was the first major title ever claimed by the future world No 1. Just a few months earlier, Davenport dropped down to world No 14, out of shape and struggling with family issues. The players Lindsay Davenport was born in 1976. She turned professional in 1993, and during that…

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Day 9 at Tokyo Olympic Games

Germany was the first country to qualify for the semifinals of the Olympic tournament on Sunday. In the sweltering Tokyo, the Germans settled in the quarterfinals with defending champion Argentina. It became 3-1. Belgium also joined the last four by beating Spain 3-1, just like India, which was too strong for Great Britain (3-1). India will play against world champions Belgium in the semi-final. Germany’s opponent for a place in the final is Australia, which defeated the Orange Men after taking shoot-outs. After regular time the score was 2-2. Clumsy loss of the ball cost…

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Day 7 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Argentina seized the last ticket in Group A for the quarterfinals on Friday. The reigning Olympic champion defeated New Zealand in the all-deciding game: 4-1. As a result, the Argentines finish the group as number three.   Argentina-New Zealand 4-1 (2-1)Although the result suggests otherwise, Carlos Retegui’s side had to work very hard for the final ticket. The kiwis, certain of a place in the knockout phase with a win over Argentina itself, took the lead against the Olympic champion of 2016. Former Rotterdam player Kane Russell opened the scoring for New Zealand, but…

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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic Loses Second Semifinal Of The Day In Mixed Doubles

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic lost two semifinals in a day at Tokyo Olympics.© AFP Novak Djokovic’s hopes of winning an Olympic gold medal were put on hold for another three years as he suffered his second semi-final defeat on Friday in the mixed doubles alongside Nina Stojanovic. The Serbian pair fell to a 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 loss to Russians Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev. World number one Djokovic had earlier seen his Golden Grand Slam bid ended by a singles semi-final defeat by Alexander Zverev. Djokovic needed Olympic singles gold…

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Day 6 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

Germany suffered a painful defeat against South Africa at the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Thursday. The number sixteen in the world was too strong with 4-3. After the 9-4 win against South Africa, Belgium also scored nine times against Canada (9-1). India won 3-1 against Argentina. Head coach Kais al Saadi stood in the dugout when the buzzer signaled the end of the game. Defeated substitutes tapped their heads softly against the boards with their heads bowed. The disbelief dripped from Germany, which played without stars Mats Grambusch and Christopher Rühr, but nevertheless surprisingly…

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Evaluating how each Canadian team did on Day 1

Day 1 of free agency did not disappoint. According to CapFriendly, 163 contracts were signed, totalling a whopping $785 million. General managers opened their wallets and seemingly half the goalies in the NHL changed teams. All seven Canadian teams made moves either by free agent signing, trade or both. How did each Canadian team do? Here are our grades. Edmonton Oilers Notable moves: • Trading Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes for Warren Foegele (full details) • Signing Zach Hyman to a seven-year deal, $5.5 million AAV (full details) •…

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Day 5 at the Tokyo Olympic Games

It is not yet the Olympics of the women of India. Just like their first two group matches against the Netherlands and Germany, they also lost to Great Britain (4-1) on Wednesday in Tokyo. Spain won for the first time. Just like the Netherlands, Germany has won every duel. Argentina – China 3-2 (2-0)Argentina escaped unscathed against China and booked their second win in Tokyo. Las Leonas seemed to have a safe margin, when Agustina Gorzelany used two corners before half time. In the final phase, however, China came dangerously close to a stunt. The Asians…

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Day 4 at the Tokyo Olympics

The Australian hockey machine seems to have picked up steam early on in this Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament. The third game, against reigning Olympic champions Argentina, also ended with a resounding 5-2 for the Kookaburras. In the same group A, Spain lost to India (3-0), so the Red Sticks have to fear for a place in the quarterfinals. Japan took their first point against New Zealand (2-2), while Belgium crushed South Africa: 9-4.  Japan v New Zealand 2-2 (1-1) Emotionally, Japan coach Siegfried Aikman walked through the interview zone after the game against…

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Tokyo Olympics Day 5: India’s Schedule For Day 5 Of Tokyo Games

Tokyo Olympics: Paddler Sharath Kamal will play his round three match in men’s singles on Tuesday.© AFP After a disappointing day, Indian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will expect a better show on the fifth day as the men’s hockey team takes on Spain, paddler Sharath Kamal faces off against Ma Long and the shooters participate in different qualification events among other outings for Indians. After a humbling 7-1 defeat at the hands of Australia on Sunday, the men’s hockey team will be eager for a comeback while Kamal, India’s…

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Sri Lanka vs India: Krunal Pandya Tests Positive For Covid In Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I Postponed By A Day

Krunal Pandya has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka — scheduled for today in Colombo– to be postponed by a day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to reveal the news. The BCCI also added that the entire Indian contingent is undergoing RT-PCR tests to ascertain any further outbreak within the squad. The third T20I will be played on July 29 as scheduled. NEWS : Krunal Pandya tests positive. Second Sri Lanka-India T20I postponed to July…

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