The fortnight-long 'webinar' on tennis coaches' education concluded on Saturday, and Sureshkumar Sonachalam, who anchored the series, is already missing the one thing to look forward to during lockdown.
It was shaping as a year of mouth-watering showdowns, riveting league endings and eagerly anticipated last hurrahs. But earlier this month, the world’s priority changed. How the corona lockdown pulled the plug of those several tantalising sporting tales featuring Liverpool, Thiem, Le Bron, Hamilton and Dhoni.
Some of the top footballers will take to the joystick and so will Formula One drivers as official esport competitions crop up in the wake of coronavirus putting on-field action on hold. Gaurav Bhatt details how gaming is being sought after by sport-starved fans, athletes and broadcasters.
It wasn't the first-round knockout that Ritu Phogat had been hoping for, but Friday's decision win should be more reassuring. The wrestler-turned-MMA fighter took Wu Chiao Chen of China down at will over three rounds, taking her MMA record to 2-0.
It was during the 2000 Roland Garros quarterfinal against perennial rival Monica Seles that Mary Pierce pulled out a stroke that remains a fixture in most 'best shots ever' montages; a running, high-jumping, front-facing, between-the-legs lob.