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India plans ‘very small’ space station after 2022

Also plans to send a mission to study Sun in 2020

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June 13, 2019

 

Serena loses on return to competition

Serena Williams lost her long-awaited comeback match, a dead-rubber doubles tie alongside sister Venus Williams, in an anti-climactic finish to the United States’ Fed Cup clash against the Netherlands on Sunday. The Williams sisters lost 6-2, 6-3 to the Dutch pairing of Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs, with Serena appearing particularly slow on her feet…

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February 12, 2018

 

Space explorer says humans could one day move to Venus or Jupiter

NEWS DESK: The man behind a project to establish a permanent habitable settlement on Mars has said he hopes people will one day inhabit floating balloons suspended in Venus’ thick atmosphere or pods fixed to one of Jupiter’s 69 moons, reported The Independent. Bas Lansdorp said he was now confident his Mars One mission –…

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January 21, 2018

 

‘Awesome’ Serena beats Venus to set new Slams record

MELBOURNE: A jubilant Serena Williams said it was “awesome” to finally clinch a record 23rd Grand Slam title after beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final, a result which also took her back to world number one. The dominant American won her seventh Aussie title 6-4, 6-4 to finally surpass Steffi Graf’s Open-era…

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January 29, 2017

 

Tennis: Venus ends Indian Wells boycott

LOS ANGELES: Venus Williams will end her 15-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells next week, following in the footsteps of sister Serena who returned to the event last year. The 35-year-old former world number one has not played the prestigious Californian event since 2001, when she and Serena were booed by…

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March 2, 2016

 

Serena beats Venus to sustain Slam bid at US Open

New York: World number one Serena Williams stayed on course for the first calendar Grand Slam since 1988, advancing to the US Open semi-finals Tuesday by defeating older sister Venus Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

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September 9, 2015

 

Venus may follow Serena in ending Indian Wells boycott

MIAMI: Venus Williams has boycotted the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells since 2001 but said on Monday she may follow her younger sister Serena's lead and return to the event next year. Serena competed in the tournament earlier this month for the first time since a 2001 final that was marred by the behaviour…

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March 30, 2015

 

Nadal cruises, Venus turns back clock at U.S. Open

NEW YORK: Rafa Nadal made an ominous return to the U.S. Open on Monday after Venus Williams rolled back the years as the last grand slam of the year burst into life.Roared on by the energetic New York crowds, Nadal and Williams both turned on a masterclass of power hitting at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Nadal, who…

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August 27, 2013

 

Serena crushes Venus in Charleston semi-final

CHARLESTON: World number one Serena Williams breezed past older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in their first meeting since 2009 in the semi-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina on Saturday.Serena, who won her fifth match in a row against Venus, will face former number one Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in Sunday's final…

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April 6, 2013

 

Merciless Sharapova eclipses Venus to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova missed out on a third successive 'double-bagel' but humbled Venus Williams 6-1 6-3 to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday.The centre court crowd was left stunned as the second seeded Russian scorched to a 4-0 lead in the first set to rattle her American opponent, and charged…

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January 18, 2013

 

Tennis: Kerber survives battle with Venus at U.S. Open

NEW YORK: Germany's sixth seed Angelique Kerber survived a tense battle against Venus Williams 6-2 5-7 7-5 on Thursday night in the second round of the U.S. Open.The first five games of the match were all service breaks before Kerber, a semi-finalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, began to dominate.The unseeded Williams staged a…

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August 31, 2012

 

Tennis: Venus, Serena and Federer in U.S. Open action today

NEW YORK: Venus Williams continues her quest to claim her first U.S. Open crown since 2001 when she faces sixth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in a second-round night match on Thursday at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Williams, who also won the title in 2000, is on the comeback trail after withdrawing from the U.S. Open ahead…

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August 30, 2012

 

Tennis: Kerber ends Serena's run, Venus advances

MASON: Olympic champion Serena Williams suffered her first loss in nearly three months on Friday as she was knocked out of the Cincinnati Open quarter-finals, falling 6-4 6-4 to Germany's Angelique Kerber.While older sister Venus Williams continued her progress and moved through to the semi-finals with a 6-2 6-7 6-4 win over U.S. Open champion…

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August 18, 2012

 

Djokovic swings into action, Venus star wanes

LONDON: Men's champion Novak Djokovic arrived on court with a golf club, Roger Federer with his own unique brand of magic and Maria Sharapova basking in a Parisian glow as Wimbledon's headline acts shone in the opening day sunshine on Monday.While that trio claimed routine victories to launch the 126th edition of the grasscourt grand…

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June 26, 2012

 

Venus romances with sun

Faisal Khan from Karachi shares with us passage of planet Venus across the face of sun, watched by millions of people around the world, including Pakistan.

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June 7, 2012

 

Venus makes transit across face of Sun after one century

CAPE CANAVERAL: The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years.Transits of Venus happen in pairs, eight years apart, with more than a century between cycles. During Tuesday's pass, Venus took the form of a small…

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June 6, 2012

 

Venus makes last in a lifetime move across face of Sun

CAPE CANAVERAL: The planet Venus made a slow transit across the face of the sun on Tuesday, the last such passing that will be visible from Earth for 105 years. Venus is currently passing through the solar line and the process will remain visible in Pakistan till 0950 am today (Wednesday).Transits of Venus happen in…

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June 6, 2012

 

Australia awaits key Venus transit

SYDNEY: Australia was gearing up Tuesday for the transit of Venus, an event with historical significance as a previous occurrence in 1769 played a key part in the “discovery” of the southern continent.When Venus on Wednesday passes between the Earth and the Sun, an astronomical event that will not occur again until 2117, millions of…

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June 5, 2012

 

Ailing Tennis star Venus battles into French Open second round

PARIS: Venus Williams, who says she is still learning to live with a chronic illness, battled into the second round of the French Open on Sunday with a 4-6 6-1 6-3 victory over Argentine Paula Ormaechea.Seven-times grand-slam champion Williams, who returned to the tour in March after dropping out with Sjogren's Syndrome, a fatigue-inducing autoimmune…

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May 28, 2012

 

Struggling Venus crashes out of Madrid Open tennis

MADRID: Seven-time grand slam-winner Venus Williams crashed out of the Madrid Open as men's top seed Novak Djokovic slammed tennis chiefs for not consulting players over a controversial new blue surface.American wildcard Williams, 31, who is struggling to resurrect her career after a long injury and illness lay-off, went down 6-4, 6-1 to German 12th…

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May 8, 2012

 

Tennis: Bartoli shocks Azarenka, Venus falls in Miami

MIAMI: French seventh seed Marion Bartoli stunned previously unbeaten world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the ATP/WTA Miami hardcourt tournament on Wednesday.It was the second consecutive dominating victory in Miami for Bartoli who brushed aside 22nd seed Maria Kirilenko in the fourth round 6-1, 6-2.Bartoli ended defending champion Azarenka's…

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March 29, 2012

 
 
 
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