Sports News in Brief: June 2012
Saina wins Indonesian Open
Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal clinched her third Indonesian Open Super Series title after beating world number three Xuerui Li in the final.
Saina wins Thailand Open
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal got a shot in the arm ahead of the London Olympics as she lifted the Thailand Open Grand Prix gold title after defeating Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon. This was her second title in 2012 after the Swiss Open win in March.
Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test Series
Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 209 runs in the first Test, played at Galle.
Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI Series
Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by two wickets in the fifth and final ODI to win the series 3-1. One game was abandoned due to rain.
US Open, 2012
Webb Simpson of USA thwarted tough challenge from Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell to win the US Open Championship title.
21st Azlan Shah Cup
New Zealand clinched the title in their maiden final appearance, defeating Argentina 1-0 in the finals. Five-times champions India came from behind to stun Britain 3-1 and clinch the bronze medal.
French Open, 2012
Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal unleashed a dominant performance to defeat Novak Djokovic in four sets to clinch his seventh title, the most by a singles player since the tournament became an Open. Before the tournament, Djokovic had won three consecutive majors, beating Nadal in the finals at each one.
Women’s Singles: Russia’s Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam titles when she defeated Italy’s Sara Errani to win the women’s singles title. This title follows her Grand Slam triumphs at Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006 and the Australian Open in 2008.
Men’s Doubles: Canada’s Daniel Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus defended their men's doubles title at the French Open with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Bob and Mike Bryan of the U.S.
Mixed Doubles: India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza defeated Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland to win the title. It was the second career Grand Slam title for Sania and 12th major trophy for Bhupathi. Sania and Bhupathi had won the 2009 Australian Open.