Tennis (WTA/ATP rankings)
Two women tennis players of Armenian
heritage have finished their participation at the WTA tournament taking place
in Leipzig, Germany this week.
Magdalena Maleeva from Bulgaria lost
6-7, 4-6 to Sandra Kleinova from Czech Republic in the second round while Marie-Gayaneh
Mikaelyan representing Switzerland retired from the first round against Alexandra
Stevenson from USA.
For the present moment Maleeva is holding 12th place
in WTA rankings with 1,733 race points. Mikaelyan is in 35th place with 881 race
In ATP rankings tennis players of Armenian heritage hold the following
Sargis Sargsyan from Armenia takes 48th place with 120 race points
after 23 tournaments. David Nalbandian of Argentina with 358 points and 17 tournaments
played holds 8th position and finally Andre Agassi representing USA is fourth
best player, with 605 race points and 16 tournaments played.
Chess (U10 European Chess Championships)
Ten year old Samvel Ter-Sahakyan
from Vanadzor won the Under Ten European chess title at the championships taking
place in Montenegro.
He has won seven games and played two draws collecting
eight points out of nine possible (one point for victory and 0.5 points for draw).
According to FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings, Armenia
with 415 points has moved up and now takes 103rd place in the world of football
among 204 countries.
Since December 2002 it moved up eight positions while
since August 2003 it has moved up for four positions.
Brazil is first,
with 855 points.