Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis duo enters Canadian Open quarters

first_imgReigning Wimbledon champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis notched up an easy win to enter the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the $2,678,055 Canadian Open tennis tournament here.The top seeded pair took just 54 minutes to defeat German-Polish combine of Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 6-3, 6-2 on the outdoor hard courts of the Aviva Centre on Thursday.Also read: Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal win but other seeds tumble in Montreal The unseeded pair did not start well as they double faulted thrice in the first set. Sania and Martina had three chances to break their opponents, out of which one successful conversion was enough to seal the set in their favour.Though Julia and Klaudia were successful in breaking the top seeds once in the second set, the Indo-Swiss combination broke their opponents twice more to easily wrap up the set and match.Overall too, Sania and Martina dominated the match, winning 57 of the 91 points played in the match.Next up, the top seeds will take on Chinese Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan.last_img read more

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first_imgElaborating on the posts of estate managers, Sisodia saidElaborating on the posts of estate managers, Sisodia said they would provide daily reports and “video clips” of the cleanliness of school campuses within two hours of their opening to district level officers.”This would be done via a mobile app. The Deputy Director would take cognisance of this report, initiate required action and send a report to the Directorate of Education and the Minister. Within 4 hours of the beginning of the school day, the Minister would have detailed analytics about the status of each school on his mobile phone,” Sisodia said.The Deputy CM said the goal is to make government schools better than private schools in the next three years.”The process of recruiting and appointing 5,500 teachers is in its final stages. Entrance exams for the process of regularisation of guest teachers are also in its final stages. For this end, 9,623 new teachers posts have been sanctioned,” he said.Towards skill education, the government allocated Rs 152 crore and announced its decision to commence vocational courses in more than “100 smart career colleges, which would be run by private companies with expertise in different domains”. The government is also restarting the State Apprenticeship Scheme for giving on the job training to the youth that was shut down 2006.”Government is initiating multiple schemes which include the opening of school playgrounds for sports organisations, preparing world-class football grounds and tennis courts in 55 schools so that every child has access to sports. It is also in the process of starting a sports school and a sports university in Delhi,” he said. PTI SBR GVS PAL GVSadvertisementlast_img read more