Anand has endured a tough year which included an early exit in the Chess World Cup in Georgia and finishing last in the recent London Chess Classic, before the turnaround towards the end of 2017.
The 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler said she was doing the training part but would need to strengthen herself while playing.
Garcia, who enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2017 when she reached a career-high world ranking of eight, took the first set 6-3 with relative eas
Murray, who is in Queensland for the season-opening Brisbane International, has not played on the ATP tour since losing a tough five-setter to American Sam Querrey in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Gavrilova gave the hosts a flying start in the round robin stage of the eight-nation mixed team event, beating former world number five Bouchard 6-1 6-4 at the Perth Arena.
Liverpool have set the tone before the market had even officially begun when they splashed out a world record fee for a defender, paying $100 million for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk.
Indian badminton is experiencing a golden period and the reason behind the spiralling success is the zeal of young players to experiment with new techniques, feels world number 22 Tian Houwei.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reflected on a memorable 2017 as the Premier League champions rounded off the year with a 5-0 demolition of Stoke City.
Pep Guardiola has expressed concern that Manchester City could stumble significantly in the New Year as they chase success in four competitions.
Ashton Agar said on Sunday he was ready for another crack at England after being called into Australia’s squad as the second spin-bowling option for this week’s final Ashes Test in Sydney.
New Zealand were on Sunday wary of Chris Gayle coming into form in the second Twenty20 as they eyed a series sweep against the West Indies.
Juventus won 3-1 at Verona while Napoli beat Crotone 1-0 on Saturday. But behind them (on the leaderboard) Inter, Roma and Lazio all failed to win.
The South African world number 14 was in imperious form, beating Spain’s world number 20 Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 7-6 (7/0) in the final.