Current Affairs – January, 2014

Latest Current Affairs January, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of January, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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Australia Open 2014: Stanislas Wawrinka won the Men’s title

Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title with victory over an injury-hit Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. He defeated Rafael Nadal by 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in Melbourne. By this victory, he became the second Swiss man to win a Grand Slam singles title after 17-time champion Roger Federer.

The other winners of the Australia Open 2014
  • Women’s Singles: Li Na (China) won her first Australian Open title against first-time major finalist Dominika Cibulková (Slovakia)
  • Mixed doubles:  Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) & Daniel Nestor (Can) beat Sania Mirza (Ind) & Horia Tecau (Rou).
  • Men’s Doubles: Łukasz Kubot (Poland) and Robert Lindstedt (Sweden) took the men’s doubles title with a victory over Eric Butorac(USA) and Raven Klaseen (South Africa).
  • Women’s Doubles: Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci were the defending chanmpions and successfully defended their title, by defeating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final.

 

Note: The 2014 Australian Open is the 102nd edition of the tournament, held at MelbournePark in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia v/s England: Australia won the ODI series by 4-1

Australia beat England by 5 runs in 5th ODI at Adelaide and won the series by 4-1 in Australia.

Key Players of ODI Series 2014:

Man of the series:  Aaron Finch (for 258 runs in the series including two centuries)

Man of the Match: James Faulkner (for his 2-37 and impressive death bowling)

The tour of England to Australia will come to end after the three T20 matches that will be played in Hobart (January 29), in Melbourne (January 31) and in Sydney (February 2). England has already been clean swiped in the Ashes series 5-0 by Australia.

Recently, Australia reclaimed the Ashes test series by defeating England by 5-0 in Australia.

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