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India won 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe 3-0


India on 14 July 2015 won the three-match One Day International (ODI) Series against Zimbabwe 3-0 played in Harare.

India batting first in the third match of series scored 276 runs at a loss of five and in reply to the target Zimbabwe was bowled out at the score of 193 in 42.4 over.

The highlight of the Indian innings was a fine unbeaten 105 by Kedar Jadhav off just 87 balls. It was his maiden international century. Manish Pandey contributed 71 runs.

• Man of the Match: Kedar Jadhav for his 87-ball 105

• Man of the Series: Ambati Rayudu

In the series, Indian side was captained by Ajinkya Rahane, while the Zimbabwean side was captained by Elton Chigumbura.

Now, the two teams will play two T20 international matches on 17 July and 19 July 2015.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won women's doubles title in Wimbledon

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis, the top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Tennis on 11 July 2015 won women’s doubles title at Wimbledon. In the title clash played at Centre Court in London, the Indo-Swiss pair defeated Russian duo of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5.

This is Sania's first-ever women's doubles Grand Slam title, although she has won three mixed doubles titles at the majors. With this title, Sania also became the first Indian women to win a Wimbledon title.

Sania is winner of three mixed doubles Grand Slam trophies. She won Australian Open (2009) and French Open (2012) with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi and the US Open with Bruno Soares last year. Hingis won the Wimbledon doubles with Helena Sukova in 1996 and Jana Novotna in 1998.

Earlier, the Indo-Swiss pair had won doubles title of BNP Paribas Open on 21 March 2015 and WTA Family Circle Cup doubles title on 12 April 2015.

Indo-Vietnamese pair Sumit Nagal-Nam Hoang Ly won 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles title


The Indo-Vietnamese pair Sumit Nagal-Nam Hoang Ly on 12 July 2015 won the 2015 Wimbledon Boys’ Doubles title by defeating Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final match held in London.

The eighth seeded pair defeated the fourth seeded USA-Japanese pair 7-6 (4) 6-4.

With this win, the 17-year- old Sumit Nagal became the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title.

Ramanathan Krishnan (1954 Wimbledon), Ramesh Krishnan (1979 French Open and Wimbledon), Leander Paes (1990 Wimbledon and 1999 U.S. Open), Sania Miraza (2003 Wimbledon Girls Doubles) and Yuki Bhambri (2009 Australian Open) are the other junior Grand Slam singles champions from India.


Paes-Hingis won mixed doubles final at Wimbledon


Seventh seed Indo-Swiss pair of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis on 12 July 2015 won mixed doubles title at Wimbledon. In the final clash, the duo defeated the fifth seed Austrian-Hungarian team of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1.

It was Paes’ 16th Grand Slam trophy and eighth mixed doubles title. Overall it was 18th Major title for the Swiss and third in mixed doubles.

This was second mixed double win for Paes and Hingis together. They had won the Australian Open in February 2015.

Besides, Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis on 11 July 2015 lifted the women's doubles title after defeating the Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5. While, Saumit Nagal won the junior boys doubles trophy.



Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon Women's Single title


World Number One Serena Williams on 11 July 2015 has won Wimbledon Women's Single title. In the final clash played at Centre Court, London, Williams (US) defeated Garbine Muguruza (Spain) in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

This was Sixth Women's Singles title at Wimbledon for Williams. With 21 Grand Slam titles, Serena has also moved closer to a Calendar Grand Slam, last achieved by German Steffi Graf in 1988.

Muguruza was making her maiden appearance in a Grand Slam Final.

Besides, the Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated the Russian combination of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the Women's Doubles Final.



Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title of Wimbledon


Defending champion Novak Djokovic on 12 July 2015 won men’s singles title of Wimbledon. In the final clash played in London, Serbian Djokovic defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.

This was his third Wimbledon title and Grand Slam crown.

Besides, Leander Paes (India) and Martina Hingis (Swiss) won the mixed doubles event of the Championship. In the final played in London, the Indo-Swiss pair defeated Austrian-Hungarian team of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos 6-1, 6-1. It was Paes' eighth mixed doubles title and second with Hingis. They had won the Australian Open early this year.

Wimbledon was held from 29 June to 12 July 2015.



USA defeated Japan to win Women's FIFA World Cup for the third time


United States of America (USA) on  July 2015 won the FIFA Women’s World Cup. In the final played at Vancouver, Canada, US defeated Japan, 5-2.
This was third world cup title for the USA and first since 1999.
In the semi-finals, while US defeated Germany, 2-0, Japan beat England, 2-1.
The player of the match was Carli Lloyd of US.

Chile defeated Argentina to win 2015 Copa America Cup Football tournament


Chile on 4 July 2015 won its first Copa America Cup football tournament. In the final played at the Estadio Nacional (national stadium) in Santiago, Chile defeated Argentina 4-1 through penalties shootout.

India won 2015 South Asian Basketball Championship


India on 5 July 2015 won the South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship title. In the final played at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karanataka, India defeated Sri Lanka 93-44.

It was 4th edition of the championships. India was the winner of third SABA Championship.

With this win, India qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship in China. FIBA Asia Championship will be played in September 2015.

The winning team was given a cash prize of 35000 rupees as a personal gesture of Basketball Federation of India President K Govindraj.

Top three teams of the championships were India (gold), Sri Lanka (silver) and Nepal (bronze).

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix title


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 5 July 2015 secured the 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix title by winning the final race held at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England.

While his team Nico Rosberg stood second, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was in the third position. Both the drivers belong to Germany.

In the final race, Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) and Sergio Perez (Mexico) of Force India stood at seventh and ninth positions respectively.

With this win, Hamilton became the second British driver since David Coulthard in 1999-2000 to post successive wins in the race.

It was third British GP win for the reigning world champion and his fifth in the 2015 season having won the titles in Australia, China, Bahrain and Canada.

Hamilton has won more races compared to any other British driver in the history of Formula One and is currently 5th on the all-time list, with 38 wins.


Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA


Satnam Singh Bhamara on 25 June 2015 became the first Indian national to join National Basketball Association (NBA) of USA. He is 19 years old.

The Punjab-born player was the 52nd overall pick at the 2015 draft by the Dallas Mavericks. He will represent the team during the upcoming 2015-16 season.

Earlier, in July 2014, Sim Bhullar became the first basketball player of Indian origin to join the NBA. He hails from Canada and his parents are from Punjab. He played for a brief period for the Sacramento Kings during the 2014-15 season.

Also, in 2013, the Sacramento Kings became the NBA's first team to have an Indian-origin majority owner -- Vivek Ranadive.

About Satnam Singh Bhamara

• He was born at Ballo Ke near Ludhiana in Punjab. He is 7 ft 2 in tall and weighs 110 kg.

• He represented the Indian national basketball team at the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship and the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship.

• In 2010, he moved to Florida in USA as part of a scholarship program between IMG and Reliance for training. Since then, he has been training at the IMG Reliance Academy.

• With the inclusion in the Dallas Mavericks, he became the first player since the 2005 NBA draft to enter the draft without playing in college, overseas professionally, or in the NBA Development League.

Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against India 2-1


Bangladesh on 24 June 2015 won the three-match One Day International (ODI) Series against India 2-1 played in Dhaka. This was Bangladesh's first series win against India.

India batting first in the third match of series scored 317 runs at a loss of six wickets and in reply to the target Bangladesh was bowled out at a score of 240 in 47 over.

This series win helped Bangladesh to enter into the Champions Trophy.

Jordan Spieth of US won US Open of Golf


Jordan Spieth won the US Open at Chambers Bay on 21 June 2015. The win was his second straight major title of 2015 after he won the Masters Tournament at Augusta National, US in April 2015.

He closed with a 69 for a five-under total of 275, one shot ahead of fellow American Dustin Johnson (70) and South African Louis Oosthuizen (67).



China won 2015 Nongfu Spring World Cup of Snooker


China won the 2015 Nongfu Spring Snooker’s World Cup on 21 June 2015 by defeating Scotland 4-1 in the final match held at Wuxi near Shanghai in China.

The winners of the snooker championship collected 120000 pound sterling prize money.

In the final, China’s B team pairing of 17-year-old Zhou Yuelong and 15-year-old Yan Bingtao defeated Scotland’s pairing of John Higgins and Stephen Maguire.

Serbia won 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil 2-1


Serbia won the FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil on 21 June 2015 at the final match held at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

Nemanja Maksimovic scored a 118th minute goal to give Serbia a 2-1 victory over Brazil in extra time.



Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Austrian Grand Prix of Formula One


Mercedes racing driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 21 June 2015 won the Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1 World Championship title. He won the final race held at the Spielberg circuit in Styria, Monaco.

While his teammate Lewis Hamilton of Britain stood at the second position, Felipe Massa of Brazil representing the Williams team was at the third position.



FC Barcelona won 2015 UEFA Champions League title


FC Barcelona won the 2015 Champions League title on 6 June 2015 by defeating Juventus FC 3-1 in the final match held at the Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in Germany.

While, Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored goals for Barcelona, Alvaro Morato scored the lone goal for Juventus.

In the summit clash, Barcelona, a Spanish club, was led by Andres Iniesta and Juventus, an Italian club was led by Gianluigi Buffon.

This was the fifth time Barcelona has been crowned with the title and their fourth in the last decade after their victories in 2006, 2009 and 2011.



Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1


Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 7 June 2015 won the 2015 Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix title by winning the final race held in Montreal, Canada.

In the final race, while, his team mate Nico Rosberg of Germany stood at the second position, Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany was at the third position.





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