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Sports Affairs 2009

Sports Affairs 2009

Shooting champion of India, Samresh Jung is known as ‘Gold finger’.
Heinrich Haussler won Tour de France 2009 tournament.
Ranji Trophy celebrated Platinum Jubilee after completing 75 years in 2009. Ranji trophy will also be started in Ireland.
38th Ranji Trophy was won by Mumbai defeating UP in Jan 2009.
Pullela Gopichand (Badminton champion) is the only person to have been awarded with Arjuna award, Dronacharya award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
Binish K Shahji of India won silver medal in World School Athletics in Estonia held in June 2009.
Wimbledon 2009
  • Men’s Single – Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick. Federer break the record of Pete Sampras record of 14 grand slams.
  • Women’s Single – Serena William defeated Venus William. She claimed third Wimbledon title.
  • Women’s doubles –Serena and Venus William defeated Rennae Stubbs and Samantha Stosur.
  • Mixed Doubles- Mark Knowles and Anna Lena Groenefeld defeated Laender Paes(India) and Cara Black.
  • Men’s Doubles- Danial Nestor & Nened Jimonjic defeated Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan.
French Open 2009
  • Men’s single – Roger Federer defeated Robin Soderling.
  • Men’s double – Laender Paes and Lukas Dlouhy defeated Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman.
  • Women’s single – Svetlana Kuzenletsova defeated Dinara Safina.
Australian Open 2009
  • Mixed Double - Mahesh Bhupati and Sania Mirza defeated Nathalic Dechy and Andy Ram. Sania Mirza became the first Indian women to won a Grand slam title.
  • Men’s singles- Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer. He became the first Spaniard to won the title.
  • Women’s singles- Serena William defeated Dinara Safina.
  • India’s Yuki Bhambri won Junior Australian Open Single title 2009 defeating A F Georgoudes.
US Open 2009
  • Women’s singles – Kim Clijsters(Belgium) defeated Caroline Wozniacki.
  • Men’s singles- Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro defeated Roger Federer.
  • Men’s Doubles- Laender Paes (India) and Lukas Dlouhy defeated Mahesh Bhupathi & Mark Knowles. This is Paes 10th Grand Slam title.
  • Women’s Doubles – Venus Williams & Serena Williams defeated Cara Black & Ticzel Huber.
  • Mixed double – Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott defeated Cara Black & Laender Paes(India).


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