Sports Current Affairs  January 2015

Sports Current Affairs January 2015

  1. Tennis – Australian Open 2015
    • Men’s Singles : Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray
    • Women’s Singles : Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova
    • Men’s Doubles :  Simone Bolelli /  Fabio Fognini defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert /  Nicolas Mahut
    • Women’s Doubles : Bethanie Mattek-SandsLucie Safarova defeated Chinese-Taiwan pair Zheng Jie and  Chan Yung-jan                                
    • Mixed Doubles:  Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes and Martina Hingis defeated Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic
  2. Leander Paes won Australian Open 2015 Mixed Doubles Titles.
    • This was the 15th Grand Slam Tilte of his career.
    • His partner was Swiss Tennis Player Martina Hingis.
  3. Serena Williams of US won the Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles Title.
    • This was the 19th Grand Slam title of her career and her  sixth Australian Open title.
  4. ICC decides to lift the 5-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir.
  5. India will host the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2016.
  6. Sean Abbott was named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015.
  7. Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015.
  8. Argentine player Juan Roman Riquelme retires from Football.
  9. South Africa’s AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs.
    • hits century in just 31 balls against West Indies.
    • Corey Anderson of New zealand was the Previous Record Holder.
  10. Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  11. Bengaluru Football Club beat Dempo to lift Football Federation Cup.
  12. Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for Best Footballer of the year in the world
    • He won this award for third time.
    • Defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Meuer to win this award.
    • James Rodriguez won the Best Goal of the Year Award.
  13. Stanislas Wawrinka won Chennai Open 2015  title in Tennis.



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