1. Wimbledon 2010: Proud To Be a Rafael Nadal Fan

    It hasn't sunk in yet. Last year, it was just so hard. That fourth round match at French Open after which I believed Rafa will come back and do it at Wimby. Then that horrifying news of him withdrawing from Wimby...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about 4 years ago 1,064 reads 12 comments

  2. Nadia Petrova: The Undeserving Winner?

    Meet Nadia Petrova, the 27-year-old veteran who is sitting prettily in the fourth round of the Aussie Open but lo and behold, she is nowhere in the news! Her only sin—she beat the reigning ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about over 4 years ago 129 reads 5 comments

  3. Justine Henin vs. Elena Dementieva: Henin Needs To Serve Well To Beat Dementieva

    Everybody waited with bated breath for this match when the draw was announced and now it’s finally here. Day Three of the Australian Open promises to be cracking as we will observe a cool Belgian ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about over 4 years ago 326 reads 26 comments

  4. Australian Open Day One: Men Restore Order After Sharapova's Shock Exit

    You are used to seeing hapless players panting and complaining of dizziness after being fizzled out in the sweltering Melbourne heat...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about over 4 years ago 276 reads 17 comments

  5. Kim Clijsters vs. Justine Henin Final at Brisbane: Rivalry Reignited

    The joy of a comeback can never be complete until you see a very familiar figure on the opposite side of the net—your sworn rival. The déjà vu reignites the fire within and the comeback only then is felt in its entirety...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about over 4 years ago 881 reads 24 comments

  6. Justine Henin Back To Where She Belongs

    ‘’Once a champion, always a champion.’’ On Monday at Brisbane this statement was very much validated as the world saw the white-capped talent from Belgium striking and slicing the tennis ball with grace that we have always known..

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about over 4 years ago 335 reads 25 comments

  7. Some Moments To Remember from the 2009 US Open

    The 2009 US Open has had its share of some magnificent moments, some poignant ones, some embarrassing ones as well as some extremely hilarious ones...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 884 reads 71 comments

  8. Creature vs. Creature: Destiny Beckons Kim Clijsters

    Somewhere, oblivious to all of us, the most unbelievable script had already been written beforehand. For if few believed she would get past Venus Williams in the fourth round, then ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 707 reads 10 comments

  9. Creature vs. Creature: Kim Clijsters' Desire and Belief Will Help Her Through

    The perfect fourth-round tennis script for the 2009 U.S. Open was written when the draws were announced, and it is finally time for the virtuosos to take on the stage and complete this much-anticipated act...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 281 reads 45 comments

  10. 2009 U.S. Open: Dinara Safina Averts a Major Upset By Winning Ugly

    The name Rogowska continues to haunt! Within two weeks of Anna Rogowska’s shocking upset of pole-vaulting queen Yelena Isinbayeva at the World Championships in Berlin, the U...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 264 reads 19 comments

  11. 2009 U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters Opens the Proceedings in Style

    A few days ago, at the Roger’s Cup, Kim Clijsters commented, "Looking at Venus, Serena, maybe Justine [Henin] and myself, we have a Plan B...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 285 reads 8 comments

  12. Elena Dementieva: Would She Finally Be Able To Break The Slam Deadlock?

    That year she was so close, so very close to capping a stellar year with a Grand Slam title. Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne had been ousted, the Williams sisters had been shown the ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 334 reads 53 comments

  13. Yelena Isinbayeva Exorcises the Berlin Ghost With a 27th World Record

    The tears were back in her eyes, but this time they were accompanied by the euphoria of a victory—a victory that had seemed so distant, so very unattainable only last week...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 246 reads 13 comments

  14. Andy Murray Faces an Uphill Task If He Is to Prove His Worth

    It is indeed a case of déjà vu for British No. 2 seed Andy Murray, as he has drawn a possible showdown with Juan Martin Del Potro in the quarterfinal, Rafael Nadal in the semi, and a final clash with Roger Federer...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 236 reads 59 comments

  15. Yelena Isinbayeva: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

    She had been a fairy rising and soaring gleefully to unimaginable heights leaving all the others trailing. She had built an empire that stood strong and impervious. But on Aug...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 620 reads 203 comments

  16. Usain Bolt: An Enigma Hard to Solve

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    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 865 reads 138 comments

  17. Rewind 2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne Proves ''Fortune Favours the Brave''

    "I had the match in my hands. It was my match to win. I beat myself." Jennifer Capriati said the preceding after bowing down to a woman whose sheer mental strength simply refused to wane, even ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 699 reads 53 comments

  18. WTA Gets Its Bubbliness Back: Welcome Back, Kim!

    The bubbliness is back, the jaunty smile is back and so are the trademark splits. Yes, it is none other than one-half of the fiery Belgian duo—the effervescent Kim Clijsters, ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 427 reads 38 comments

  19. Corina Morariu: The Braveheart Who Defied Death

    ’’Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage’’—Anais Nin. True it is that unflinching courage and indomitable spirit can successfully bring back a human being from submerging into eternal darkness...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 2,613 reads 97 comments

  20. Usain Bolt Lights Up a Damp Paris Track

    If Tyson Gay set the Rome track on fire with his thundering 9.77 seconds finish in the 100m, can Usain Bolt be far behind? The weather in Paris on 17th July did bring a pall of gloom on the organizers and the avid fans, but not Bolt...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 816 reads 2 comments

  21. Michael Stich To Come Out Of Retirement To Play Hamburg Doubles

    Former Wimbledon champion, Michael Stich will come out of his 12-year retirement to play doubles at the Hamburg meet...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about almost 5 years ago 123 reads 10 comments

  22. Israel Creates History In Davis Cup

    The score was an unassailable 3-0 in the Davis Cup quarter-final with the victors being Israel over two-time champion, Russia. Initially, this would give a cruel shock to anyone having a glimpse of the result for the first time...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about 5 years ago 101 reads 9 comments

  23. Michael Phelps' Dream Finally Comes True

    For the last four years, the memory had haunted him, the number 50.40 had tormented him as it was the race where Michael Phelps was handed the worst defeat of his career...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about 5 years ago 261 reads 7 comments

  24. Tyson Gay Sends a Serious Message To Usain Bolt

    American sprinter Tyson Gay sent a serious message to world-record holder, Usain Bolt with his scorching 9.77 seconds finish in the 100m at the Golden Gala in Rome on Friday...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about 5 years ago 847 reads 5 comments

  25. Elena Dementieva and The Single Point That Never Came

    Another Grand Slam semi-final and Elena Dementieva ends up remaining as the bridesmaid yet again.In a seething battle seen on Centre Court which will remain etched in memories being ...

    Sudeshna Banerjee Written by Sudeshna Banerjee about 5 years ago 265 reads 43 comments