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Sports Events ‐ 2007 

Events in January 2007  
Jan. 5 Australia wins the Ashes Series.

Jan. 6 Host South Africa wins the three-match Test series 2-1 against India.

Jan. 7 Belgium’s Xavier Mallise clinches the Chennai ATP Open.

Jan. 22 Geet Sethi wins the senior billiards title in the National billiards and snooker.
championship in Bangalore.

Jan. 23 PSPB men and women clinch titles in the National badminton championship in Patna.

Jan. 27 Serena Williams wins the women’s title of the Australian Open tennis championship in

Jan. 28 Roger Federer claims the men’s title of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Jan. 29 Anuja Thakur wins the women’s billards title of the Senior National billiards and
snooker championship in Bangalore.

Events in February 2007  

Feb. 5 Host Mumbai regains Ranji Trophy.

Feb. 10 The 10-day National Games concludes in Guwahati.

Events in March 2007  

Mar. 5 Australia wins the ICC women’s quadrangular cricket series in Chennai.

Mar. 10 The Petroleum team wins the men’s and women’s titles in the National inter-state
table tennis championship in Ajmer.

Viswanathan Anand wins the Morelia-Linaires chess tournament in Spain.

Mar. 13 Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das claim the men’s and women’s titles in the National
table tennis championship in Ajmer.

Mar. 19 The duo of Leander Paes and Martin Damm wins the Pacific Life Open tennis
championship in Indian Wells.

Mar. 23 India loses to Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup in West Indies and is exited out
of the championship.

Mar. 30 Anil Kumble announces his retirement from ODIs after a disastrous World Cup.

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Events in April 2007  
Apr. 8 India defeats Kazakhstan 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania play-off tie in Almaty.

Apr. 19 West Indian cricketer Brian Charles Lara announces his retirement from
international cricket.

Apr. 21 Former West Indian cricket captain Clive Lloyd retires as ICC match referee.

Apr. 25 New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming steps down as ODI captain.

Apr. 28 Australia wins the Cricket World Cup in Bridgetown.

Apr. 29 Gaurav Ghei wins the Pine Valley Beijing Open Trophy golf tournament in Beijing.

Events in May 2007  

May. 6 Former World No.1 Kim Clijsters announces her retirement from tennis in her

May. 8 John Higgins wins the World snooker championship in Sheffield.

May. 13 Australia clinches the Sultan Azlan Shah hockey championship title in Kuala

May. 14 Tom Moody quits as Sri Lanka’s cricket coach.

Events in June 2007  

Jun. 2 India loses to Singapore in the men’s team final of the Commonwealth table
tennis championships in Jaipur; Singapore bags a double.

Jun. 5 Singapore’s Gao Ning and Sun Bei Bei emerge triumphant in the men’s and
women’s titles in the Commonwealth table tennis championships in Jaipur.

Jun. 9 Justine Henin claims the women’s French Open crown in Paris.

Jun. 10 Rafael Nadal wins the men’s French Open crown in Paris.

Jun. 11 Graham Ford turns down Board of Control for Cricket in India’s offer to
become coach of the Indian team.

Jun. 20 Prathamesh Mokal of Pune claims the title in the National ‘B’ chess
championship in Dindigul.

Jun. 29 Sachin Tendulkar reaches a mammoth landmark of 15,000 ODI runs.

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Events in July 2007  
Jul. 2 Dilip Sardesai (67), former Test cricketer, passes away in Mumbai.

Jul. 7 Venus Williams wins the women’s title in the Wimbledon championships in

Jul. 8 Roger Federer wins the men’s title in the Wimbledon championships in London.

Jul. 9 Viswanathan Anand wins the Magistral Ciudad de Leon chess tournament for a
record seventh time in Leon (Spain).

Brazil retains the Copa America international football championship in Maracaibo


Jul. 21 Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal win the women’s and men’s titles in the

National squash championships in Chennai.

Jul. 29 Iraq lifts Asia Cup football championship in Jakarta.

Jul. 30 Sania Mirza loses in the final of the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament
in Stanford, wins doubles with Shahar Peer.

Arvind Bhat wins the New Caledonia Open, an International badminton satellite

Events in August 2007  

Aug. 4 India bags silver in the Commonwealth volleyball championship in Kolkata.

Aug. 5 Dola Banerjee bags the individual recurve title in the fourth leg of the Meteksan
World cup archery at Dover (England).

Aug. 7 Sania Mirza defeats Martina Hingis in the second round of the East West Bank
Classic tennis tournament in Carson.

Aug. 9 England’s left-arm spinner Ashley Giles announces his retirement from cricket.

Aug. 10 Anil Kumble scores his maiden century in the third Test against England at The Oval.

Aug. 12 India wins the five-mach volleyball Test series against Pakistan 3-1.

Aug. 13 India wins the three-match Test series 1-0 against host England.

Aug. 15 Anup Sridhar shocks former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat in the second
round of the world badminton championship in Kuala Lumpur.

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Aug. 19 Lin Dan (China) and Zhu Lin (China) emerge triumphant in the men’s and
women’s sections of the world badminton championship in Kuala Lumpur.

Aug. 29 Shooter Manavjit Singh gets the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

India lifts the Nehru Cup football international tournament in New Delhi.

Events in September 2007  

Sep. 1 Britain’s tennis hope Tim Henman retires from international tennis after losing
early in the US Open.

Sep. 8 Host England wins the NatWest Trophy ODI cricket tournament (4-3).

India’s Pankaj Advani emerges winner in the IBSF World billiards championship in

Sep. 9 Justine Henin wins the women’s title in the US Open tennis championship in New

India lifts the Asia Cup hockey championship in Chennai.

Sep. 10 Roger Federer wins the men’s title in the US Open tennis championship in New York.

Sep. 11 Tania Sachdeva wins the Asian women’s chess championship in Teheran.

Sep. 12 New Zealand player Stephen Fleming retires from limited-overs cricket.

Sep. 13 Board of Control for Cricket in India unveils Indian Premier League in New Delhi.

Sep. 14 Rahul Dravid steps down as skipper of the Indian cricket team.

Sep. 16 East Bengal regains Federation Cup football championship in Ludhiana.

Sep. 23 Rehan Poncha and Richa Mishra adjudged the best men and women swimmers
respectively in the National aquatics championship in Panaji.

Sep. 24 Indian cricket team wins the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 at Johannesburg.

Sep. 30 Viswanathan Anand wins the World chess championship in Mexico. Halie
Gebreselassie breaks the world marathon record in the Berlin Marathon.

France’s Richard Gasquet wins the Kingfisher Airlines Open ATP tennis
championship in Mumbai.

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Events in October 2007  
Oct. 5 Three-time Olympic champion Marion Jones admits to taking performance
enhancing drugs and subsequently announces her retirement from athletics.

Oct. 12 South Africa seals its first series victory on the sub-continent since 2000 after
being held to a draw by Pakistan in their second and final Test in Lahore.

Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq bids farewell from all forms of international


Oct. 14 Jyoti Randhawa wins the Indian Open golf championship in New Delhi.

Oct. 21 Kimi Raikkonen triumphs in the Formula one event in Brazil and clinches the
championship title.

Events in November 2007  
Nov. 4 Former Wimbledon champion Martina Hingis quits tennis after testing positive for

Nov. 7 Sachin Tendulkar turns down BCCI invitation to lead the Test team.

Nov. 8 Leg-spinner Anil Kumble appointed India’s Test captain.

Nov. 15 Tania Sachdeva wins the National ‘A’ chess championship in Pune.

Nov. 18 Roger Federer wins the ATP Masters title in Shanghai.

Nov. 20 Sri Lankan cricketer Marvan Atapattu announces his retirement.

Nov. 22 England football team fails to qualify for the Euro Cup losing to Croatia in London.

Events in December 2007  

Dec. 2 Muttiah Muralitharan becomes the highest wicket-taker in Tests (709) by
dismissing Paul Collingwood in the first Test against England at Kandy.

Dec. 3 Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya retires from Test cricket.

Dec. 5 India wins the inaugural Lal Bahadur Shastri Cup women’s hockey tournament in
New Delhi.

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Dec. 9 By entering the quarterfinals, India created history in the ICL world men’s team
squash championship in Chennai.

Germany emerges triumphant in the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in

Kuala Lumpur.

Dec. 12 India clinches a series win over Pakistan in 27 years at home with a 1-0 win in the
IndianOil Test in Bangalore.

England wins the ICL world men’s squash team championship in Chennai.

Dec. 14 Pankaj Advani clinches the billiards title in the National billiards and snooker
championship in Hyderabad.

Dec. 16 Narain Karthikeyan drives Team India to victory in the A1 Grand Prix in China.

Chennai Superstars lifts the ICL-Twenty20 Cup in Panchkula.

Dec. 18 Brazil football midfidler Kaka receives the FIFA Player of the year in Zurich.

Dec. 22 Vishnu Vardhan and Rushmi Chakravarthi bag the men’s and women’s crowns
respectively in the National grasscourt tennis championship in Kolkata.

Dec. 23 Sunil Chhetri is named the All India Football Federation Player of the Year award.

Dec. 24 Pankaj Advani bags the snooker title in the National championship in Hyderabad.

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