Lanka ready to host Asian Junior Cíships
Sri Lanka is ready to host the 15 Asian Junior
Athletic Championships and the preparation is more than for a junior
meet, said Asian Athletic Association ( AAA ) secretary and
treasurer Maurice Nicholas on Tuesday at the Independence Square.
Sharapova and Kvitova lead womenís advance
PARISMay 29, 2012 Three former womenís grand
slam champions and a young British hope reached the French Open
second round Tuesday as Rafael Nadal, seeking a record seventh menís
crown, made his entrance. Maria Sharapova whipped Romaniaís
Alexandra Cadantu 6-0, 6-0 in just 48 minutes as the Russian second
seed, seeking to lift the only major she has never won, cruised
towards a meeting with Japanís Ayumi Morita. Morita defeated Polona
Hercog of Slovenia 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Federer seeking Olympic atonement
Roger Federer is desperate to add Olympic gold
to his 16 Grand Slam singles titles in London this summer to fill
the one gaping hole in his career achievements. The Swiss legend won
a gold in doubles in Beijing in 2008, but has never been on the top
of the medals podium in singles despite lingering frustration at
knowing he should have been involved at least once.