General Knowledge Sports: March 2011



          World Champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a major defeat at the hands of Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine and slipped to the third position after the sixth round of the Amber Blindfold and Rapid Chess tournament.
          The Indian ace went down in the rapid game with black pieces after drawing the blindfold affair. By virtue of the 0.5-1.5 defeat against Ivanchuk, Anand lost his second place in the combined standings to Magnus Carlsen.
           Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina clinched their first title in just their third WTA event as a team, lifting the BNP Paribas Open women’s doubles trophy after upstaging Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy.
           Sania and Vesnina beat eighth seeds Mattek-Sands and Shaughnessy 6-0, 7-5.
          Women: Doubles (final): Sania Mirza and Elena Vesnina bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy 6-0, 7-5
          India’s Saina Nehwal won her first title of the year with a commanding 21-13, 21-14 victory over South Korean Sung Ji Hyun in the Wilson Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton.
          It was Saina’s second victory against the unseeded Korean in as many meetings, having defeated her in the Indonesia Open Super Series last year.
          Novak Djokovic won the ATP Indian Wells title, rallying to beat World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6­3, 6-2 and improve his record this season to 18-0.
          Djokovic fired four aces, including two key ones to hold serve in the second set, in the two-hour, 25-minute match to capture his second Indian Wells crown.
          The results (finals): Men: Novak Djokovic bt Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
          Women: Caroline Wozniacki bt Marion Bartoli 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 .

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