Australian Open & Olympic Games

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. The Olympic Games (French: les Jeux olympiques) (JO), is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. 1.7/5

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LETTER FROM Li Na: My dear friends, For close to fifteen years, we’ve been a part of each other’s lives. As a tennis player representing China on the global stage, I’ve trekked around the world playing hundreds of matches on the WTA tour, for China’s Fed Cup team, at the National Games and at several Olympic Games. You’ve always been there for me, supporting me, cheering me on, and encouraging me to reach my potential. Representing China on the tennis court was an extraordinary privilege and a true honor. Having the unique opportunity to effectively bring more attention to the sport of tennis in China and all over Asia is something I will cherish forever. But in sport, just like in life, all great things must come to an end. 2014 has become one of the most significant years in my career and my life. This year was full of amazing highlights, which included winning my second Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open and sharing the extraordinary experience with my country, my team, my husban ...
Tom Watson does think that Golf has a place in the Olympics. Read what he has to say! SYDNEY (AP) Eight-time major winner Tom Watson says golf has no place at the Olympic Games. Watson, who will play at the Australian Open this week for the first time since he won the tournament in 1984, told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't support golf's return to the Olympics in 2016. ''I still think of Olympics as track and field and not golf, to be honest with you,'' he said. ''I don't want to pour cold water on it, but I don't think it should be in the Olympic Games.'' Watson said golf has its four major championships, which remain its pinnacle events. Golf was played at the Olympics at Paris in 1900 and St. Louis in 1904. Watson supported the decision of golf officials to ban long-handle putters, but added he did so ''with mixed emotions.'' He said a broomstick stroke ''is not a stroke of golf. That's not a stroke, but it makes it easier to play.'' ''My son Michael, with a conventional putting stroke, he couldn't ...
Eight-time major champion Tom Watson said he thinks golf in the Olympics is stupid. Well, maybe not in those exact words. While prepping for this weekend’s Australian Open in Sydney, Watson said he doesn’t support the return of golf to the Games after a 112-year hiatus. “I still think of Olympics as...
Australian Open Are you looking forward to the Olympic Games? We're wishing all tennis players the best of luck! — The Olympic Games (11 photos) The Olympic Games. Rgds
Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. He is the sports ambassador of Haryana. Paes completed the career Grand Slam in men's doubles after winning the Australian Open in 2012. Having won seven doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and finishing as runner up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. He is among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and is also the former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team. He is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, in 1996–1997; the Arjuna Award in 1990; and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India. Paes is the great-grandson of the Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt. Apart from his thirteen Grand Slam victories in doubles and ...
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