Serena Williams wins Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles title

Serena Williams of United States has won Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles title.

In the finals she defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova by score of 6-3, 7-6, 7-5.

With this win Serena Williams has won 6th Australian Open title and 19th Grand Slam title.

Serena Williams

  • Currently she is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis.
  • She also has won 4 Olympic gold medals, 1 in women’s singles and 3 in women’s doubles.

Her 19 singles title includes:

  • 6 Australian Open Titles -2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015.
  • 2 French Open Titles- 2002, 2013.
  • 5 Wimbledon Titles- 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012.
  • 6 US Open Titles- 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014.

India to host ICC World Twenty20 in 2016

India is going to host International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in 2016.

It was announced by ICC Board meeting chaired by Chairman N. Srinivasan held in Dubai. ICC Board meeting also scheduled the ICC events during the period 2015-2019.

Following schedule was announced

  • India will host the World Twenty20 from 11 March to 3 April 2016. While, Ireland and Scotland will host the qualifiers between 6-26 July, 2015.
  • England will host three ICC events in the next four-year period.
  • In 2017, England will host two events- the Champions Trophy from 1 to 19 June and Women’s World Cup from 4 to 27 August and 2019 ICC World Cup from 30 May to 15 July 2019.
  • 2018 Women’s World Twenty20 will be organised in the West Indies between November 2 and 25.

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott wins Bradman young cricketer of the year award

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott has won Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015.

While, Steve Smith was awarded the Allan Border Medal and being named both Test and one day player of the year.

Sean Abbott is the bowler, who was unwittingly at the centre of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. In November 2014, he had delivered bouncer to Hughes that hit him in head during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG against South Australia.

Bradman young cricketer of the year award: It was instituted in 1990. It is bestowed annually by Cricket Australia to best player under the age of 24. The recipient is presented with a bat personally signed by Sir Donald Bradman (He had signed 100 bats in 1989 for this award)