The semi-finals appearance in the women’s doubles event at the just concluded Wimbledon Championships on Monday catapulted Sania Mirza and Russia’s Elena Vesnina to number two slot in the WTA rankings.Sania-Elena pair has 4506 points in the list which is headed by Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik with 6865 points.”The partnership with Elena has been great in the last four months, specially the Slams.When we started playing together last year at Dubai, and had somebody said that we will be number two after Wimbledon, we would have laughed,” Sania told PTI from Dubai.Sania has taken a three-week break from the circuit to recover from her left knee injury.”It’s (knee) sore since I am off the pain killers. I am recovering.Hopefully it will be okay after 10 days rest.”Sania’s first tournament after the break will be the WTA event in Washington from July 25.The good show at the Wimbledon also resulted in Sania achieving the career-best doubles rank of 11, an improvement of three slots.In the singles though Sania slid to 63, a loss of three position, after a first round exit.Meanwhile in the ATP rankings, Somdev Devvarman rose to career-best 63 in the men’s singles.Leander Paes also improved his doubles rankings by getting back into the top-10.He is placed eighth while his partner Mahesh Bhupathi is highest ranked Indian in the list at number five.Rohan Bopanna is at number 10, just behind his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi.Wozniacki Stays On TopDenmark’s Caroline Wozniacki remains on top of the women’s singles rankings in spite of her failure to win a Grand Slam title.advertisementThe 20-year-old has now spent 38 weeks in the number one position but has only ever reached one Grand Slam final – the US Open in 2009 – and was knocked out in the fourth round at Wimbledon. Petra Kvitova’s reward for winning Wimbledon was a move up one place to seven in the world while Maria Sharapova edges up one place to number five. French Open champion Li Na slips two places to number six.The biggest mover in the women’s rankings was the German Sabine Lisicki, a wildcard entry at Wimbledon where she went on to lose to Sharapova in the semi- finals.Lisicki, who had reached 22 in the world before an ankle injury interrupted her progress last year, moved up from number 62 to 27.Somdev rises to career-best 63 in men’s singlesWith inputs from PTI
APTN National NewsThe school board of the Northlands School Division was dissolved in 2010, after seeing graduation rates fall to 20%. But a new deal with the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council could inject new life into the school division.The council will share educational resources and programs with Northlands, and the focus will be on improving the Northlands graduation rates, as well as enabling a smoother transition to provincial schooling.As APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan tells us, the revival can’t come quickly enough.
French media regulator the CSA has outlined a number of recommendations about references to social networks during TV and radio programmes.According to the CSA, it is permissible for programmes to reference social networks by name when the latter provide sources of information or testimony and when the reference is timely and discreet and does not have a promotional character.The CSA reiterated that inserting the name of a social network in the title of a programme and the display of the branding of a social network fell foul of its ban on clandestine advertising.
Netherlands-based mobile-focused TV platform Mobile2Morrow has added a bouquet of Turkish pay TV channels to its line-up.The 26 Turkish channels available on the M2M TV platform include news, sports, documentaries, music, films and series-oriented channels.The line-up includes TRT Cocuk, TV8 Int, TRT 1 Avrupa, ATV Avrupa, TGRT, Sky360 and A Spor. The bouquet is available alongside the M2M TV basic subscription for €9.99 per month.The platform has launched an introductory offering whereby subscribers can try M2M TV Basic and the Turkish package the first month for €4. The normal price of the M2M TV basic service is €5.99, with the first month available free of charge.The M2M TV service is available via the web and as an app for iOS and Android devices as well as via Apple TV, Amazon Fire sticks and its own-branded Android TV boxes, which the company says support 4K content.Other channels on the basic tier include DW, France 24, GoTo Luxe.TV, HVN 2, RT and Current Time. Additional channels can be purchased on an à la carte basis for €0.15 each.M2M TV launched in the spring of last year, with a strategy of aggregating channels aimed at migrant audiences globally and a target of reaching between 250,000 and 300,000 subscribers by the end of last year.