Tennis Current Affairs - 2020

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic won the title for the eighth time

The Serbian Player Novak Djokovic captured the Australian Open Title of 2020 in Men’s single. Sofia Kenin won Women’s singles at the tournament. Rajeev Ram teamed up with Joe Salisbury won the Men’s doubles.

Australia Open

The Australia Open 2020 was held at Melbourne. It is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held every year. The other 3 Grand Slams include Wimbledon, French Open and US open. So far Australian Open has been conducted in 5 cities namely Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Sydney. In 1906, it was conducted at the New Zealand city Christchurch and in 1912 at Hastings.

The Australian Open was first held in 1905. The nick name of Grand Slam is “Happy Slam”.

Grand Slam

The Grand Slam title offers most ranking points. The Australian Open is held in January, French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and US Open in August-September. The Grand Slam tournaments are operated by the International Tennis Federation.

International Tennis Federation

It was founded in 1913. It maintains rules of tennis and regulates international tournaments. It also preserved sports integrity conducting anti-doping and anti-corruption programmes.

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Elise Mertens Wins Qatar Open 2019

Belgium’s Elise Mertens has claimed the biggest title of her career by beating top seed Simona Halep of Romania 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Qatar Open. The final was played on 16th February 2019 in Doha. 

About Elise Mertens

  • Currently ranked 21 in the world rankings, Ms. Mertens has won five singles and six doubles WTA titles as well as 24 ITF titles to date. 
  • This is her biggest tour title.
  • She overcame a lengthy medical time-out for a back issue in the first set; lost 18 points in a row at one stage in the second set, but then came back strong to finally win the title.
  • This was a big upset in the world of Tennis as Simona Halep is ranked number three.  

About the Qatar Open 2019

The Qatar Open is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts and is part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. It is held annually at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha, Qatar, since 1993. 

In the 2019 edition, the Men’s Singles was won by R. Bautista Agut of Spain by beating T. Berdych of Czechoslovakia.

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