1. Italy's Flavia Pennetta won the 2015 US Open Women’s Singles title. She defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 in the summit clash held in New York. It was her maiden Grand Slam title and after the victory she announced that she will retire from the professional tennis after the 2015 season. On the other hand Novak Djokovic won the US Open Men’s Singles title. In the summit clash held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, the Serbian defeated Roger Federer 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4. For Djokovic, it was a second US Open singles title and a 10th Grand Slam singles title.
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2. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the 2015 US Open Women’s Doubles title. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated the fourth-seeded duo of Casey Dellacqua (Australia) and Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-3 in the summit clash held in New York. On the other hand Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert won the US Open men`s doubles crown with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Britain`s Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers.
3. Hormusji N. Cama, Director of Bombay Samachar and Riyad Mathew, Director of Malayala Manorama, were unanimously elected Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Press Trust of India (PTI). Cama, whose daily is the oldest continuously-published newspaper in India from 1855, succeeds Mahendra Mohan Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of the Jagran Prakashan. Mathew succeeds him as the Vice Chairman.
4. Indian wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav bagged a bronze medal in the Men's 74kg Freestyle category, at the World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas, US. With his third-place finish, Narsingh became the lone Indian to win a medal at the prestigious tournament as well as book a berth for the 2016 Rio Games. In his bronze medal play-off, he got his act together to outplay Zelimkhan Khadjiev of France 12-8 to make it to the podium. This is the first time that an Indian wrestler has earned an Olympic berth with a medal at the World Championship.
5. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong registered a landslide victory in the general election held in the country. His party returned to the power with a massive mandate for the 12th time since Singapore attained independence. People’s Action Party (PAP) has ruled Singapore since it attained Independence some 50 years ago. The People’s Action Party (PAP) won an absolute majority of 83 seats in the 89-member Parliament. The PAP’s main rival – the Workers’ Party, ended up with just six seats, less than the seven it held in the outgoing parliament.
6. Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his entire cabinet resigned after 15 months in office following corruption allegations. While accepting Mahlab's resignation, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi asked outgoing petroleum minister Sherif Ismail to form a new government within a week. Sisi told the cabinet to remain in a caretaker role until a new cabinet was formed.
7. Recognising his contribution in the field of modern scientific, medical writing, the Ministry of External Affairs – Government of India conferred the Vishva Hindi Samman to Dr. K.K. Aggarwal. The award was given to Dr. Aggarwal at the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal for his book Alloveda.
8. With a Rs. 1,60,950 crore ($24 billion) fortune, Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani continues to be the richest Indian for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Hurun report. For the first time, Wipro czar Azim Premji slips out of top five billionaires' spot owing to his philanthropic donations, while Bengaluru-based biotech leader Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the only self-made woman in the top rich list, though her net worth declined six percent to Rs.6,143 crore.
9. Axis Bank launched ‘LIME’ service. It is country's first mobile phone application which is offering wallet, shopping, payments and banking facilities. According to Axis Bank CMD Shikha Sharma Lime has a mobile wallet in which amount can be transferred using debit or credit card along with net banking. It has facility of shared wallets also. The software application also enables the users to compare and buy products and services. LIME will enable individuals to open a full-fledged savings account digitally, by completing the “know your customer” (KYC) process, using their mobile.
10. World welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (US) ended his illustrious boxing career with a win over Andre Berto to claim the 49th and final win of his career. He thus ended 49-0 to match the record of heavyweight boxing legend Rocky Marciano. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. had announced that the bout with Andre Berto will be his final fight.
11. Frank D. Gilroy, whose play “The Subject Was Roses,” won him a Pulitzer Prize, died in Monroe, New York. He was 89. Gilroy, who served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theatre, also won a Tony Award for “The Subject Was Roses.”