Wawrinka loses to World No. 259
THREE-TIME Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka blew a one-set lead to fall 4-6, 6-3, 62 to unfancied Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor in a first-round shock at the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday. The Swiss fifth seed slumped to another surprise defeat by an outsider, after losing in the Australian Open second round to Tennys Sandgren and in last week’s Sofia Open semi-finals to Bosnian Mirza Basic. The 32-year-old Wawrinka is struggling to regain top form after a pair of summer knee operations.
TAMIL Nadu beat Manipur 2-1 to lift their maiden title in the 23rd edition of the Senior Womens National Football Championship in Cuttack on Wednesday. Tamil Nadu created history by becoming champions in their first-ever final with Indumathi scoring the opener in the 3rd minute while Indrani made it 2-0 in the 40th. Ratanbala scored the lone goal for Manipur in the 57th. Indumathi was also adjudged the Player of the Final as well as the Tournament for her superlative performances. Tamil Nadu took the lead through Indumathi in the opening minutes.