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Venus happy to be back in action

sports Updated: Aug 07, 2013 02:08 IST
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Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, set to launch her Toronto WTA campaign on Tuesday, believes the back trouble that forced her out of Wimbledon is behind her. Williams, who pulled out of Wimbledon, said Monday she thinks she’s fit enough to mount a challenge at Montreal, with an eye to the last Grand Slam of the year at the US Open.

Indian hoopsters lose
Manila: Indian hoopsters were taught a basketball lesson as they lost 45-79 to defending champions China in their second round group match in the 27th FIBA Asia Championships here on Tuesday. For China Wang Zhelin was the top-scorer with 18 points while Amjyot Singh scored the most for India followed by V Bhriguvanshi with six. India are now at the bottom of six-team Group F after losing all their matches.

Modern champions
New Delhi: Modern School, Barakhamba Road, won the 16th SN Jauhar ‘Faquir’ Memorial Inter-School Football Tournament at the Mother’s International on Tuesday. They beat Modern School, Vasant Vihar, by a solitary goal.

The lone goal came in the 20th minute of the second half when captain Tejas Sirohi converted a penalty kick. Runners-up last year, Modern reached the final after beating DPS, RK Puram, 4-1, Step by Step, Noida, 2-1 and Laxman Public School 3-1.

Billiards academy
New Delhi: Sharma Billiards Accessories will be opening an academy, Professional Billiards, at 64, 1st Floor, WHS Furniture Block Market, Kirti Nagar, on Wednesday at 3pm. Arjuna awardee and Asian gold medalist Alok Kumar will be the chief guest at the opening ceremony.