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Indian American Tennis Sensation Natasha Subash jumps to No. 61

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Natasha Subhash and Caty McNally of the US finished runners-up in the junior girls championship at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

Natasha Subhash and Caty McNally of the US finished runners-up in the junior girls championship at the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) – Indian-American tennis sensation Natasha Subhash, who was introduced formally to the world tennis stage during her performance at the 2015 U.S. Open, continues to make consistent progress in the junior girls’ circuit.

After two successful showings in South American tournaments this month, the 14-year-old Subhash has found herself sitting comfortably in the No. 61 combined ranking (singles and doubles) in junior girls. All of this leaves Subhash with a likely chance of appearing in the qualifying rounds of the upcoming French Open and Wimbledon. With the impressive level she is showing so far, with a few more tennis lessons, she could climb even higher in the rankings!

She traveled to South America as a part of the U.S. team, and posted respectful results in both tournaments she appeared in. The Grade 1 Banana Bowl in Sao Palo and the Grade A Campeonato Internacional Juvenil de Tenis de Porto Alegre, in Brazil.

Subhash with other players, in Brazil.

Subhash with other players, in Brazil.

After entering unseeded in both tournaments, Subhash reached the girls’ single quarter-finals and the girls’ doubles semi-finals at the Banana Bowl, and the girls’ singles semi-finals and the girls doubles final in the Porto Alegre tournament. Partnered with Caty McNally during the doubles segment of both tournaments, the two played on red clay courts.

Subhash dueled out a pair of upsets – she defeated the No. 15 seed, Thaisa Grana Pedretti of Brazil, in straight sets during the Porto Alegre tournament. She then dispatched of the No. 9 seed, Lara Escauriza of Paraguay, in the quarterfinals. The two have become familiar with each other’s game – Escauriza defeated Subhash in three hard fought sets during the Sao Palo tournament.

“I really felt the heat, but managed to play a good match and feel very happy to move forward in the tournament,” Subhash said, after she beat Pedretti.

She ultimately fell in three sets to the eventual champion and top seeded Usue Maitane Arconada, an American born in Argentina. The final was 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. With the victory, Arcondada became the first girl in more than a decade to successfully defend a Porto Alegre title – Russian Alisa Kleybanova won back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004.

Subhash has been restricted because of her age in the number of tournaments she’s allowed to play in, but will take part in one more tournament before the next two Grand Slam tournaments begin – the Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, Calif., which begins in April. The majority of the top seeded girls will also participate in the same tournament, from which the top-53 seeds will get into the main draw of the junior girls in the French Open, which commences from May 22. Wimbledon will begin last week of June.

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“Look at India. It’s filthy!” Trump exclaims during debate

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NASHVILLE (Diya TV) — Former Vice President Biden and President Trump held their second and final debate in Nashville. The tone of the event was markedly improved from the first debate, thanks largely because of a rule implemented that muted the microphone during dedicated speaking times. We’ll analyze the key moments, including when President Trump called China, India and Russia “filthy” when discussing climate change.

WATCH what the President said about India here:

President Trump claims “India is filthy!” at the Presidential Debate

The State of California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing voluntarily dismissed their federal lawsuit accusing Cisco Systems Inc. and two of their former employees of discriminating against an Indian American Dalit engineer. No explanation was given, but state officials said they will refile the matter in state court.

Dr. Mukul Chandra, a prominent cardiologist in the Toledo, Ohio area, has died from complications related to COVID-19. He was 57. 

Dr. Chandra was the medical director of Cardiac Preventive Care and Research at Miami Valley Hospital and received a plasma donation as a possible remedy for the virus. And hundreds of people around the globe offered their help.

WATCH the full debate here:

Last Presidential 2020 Debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Biden & Harris issue happy Navratri greetings

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WILMINGTON, Delaware (Diya TV) — Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris continue their efforts to court the Indian diaspora, as each issued Navratri greetings. Biden & his wife Jill sent their best wishes, tweeting “may good once again triumph over evil.” And Harris and her husband Doug added “may this holiday serve as an inspiration to…build a more inclusive and just America.”

But at the same time, Harris’ niece Meena deleted an image she posted of her auntie being depicted as Goddess Durga, which led to a petition asking her to apologize. Meena Harris is a lawyer, entrepreneur and daughter of Kamala Harris’ sister, Maya. The image she posted photoshopped Kamala Harris’ face onto Hindu Goddess Durga, showing Joe Biden as her lion and President Trump as a demon she slays.

The chances of finding Indian American professor Sam Dubal, who has been missing for nearly two weeks, appear to be waning. Dubal went on a backpacking trip near Mt. Rainier in Washington state and hasn’t been seen since. Authorities say cold and snowy weather is hampering their chances of finding the University of Washington professor.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Man stabbed during brawl at Sikh temple near Seattle

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RENTON, Wa. (Diya TV) — At least six people were injured and one of them was briefly hospitalized with stab wounds during a brawl at the Gurudwara Singh Sabha in Renton, Washington. Renton Police say at least 20 people at the temple were fighting when police arrived. Police added a similar incident happened last week at a Sikh temple in Kent, Washington. Sources tell Diya TV the skirmish was between people that were pro-India and folks that did not view India in a favorable light. No arrests were made.

The Quad military alliance is complete after Australia agreed to be part of the Malabar Exercise to be held in Bay of Bengal next month, joining the United States, India and Japan as part of the naval exercise.

As seen on Diya TV, the South Asian Bar Association held a Presidential Town Hall featuring Asheesh Agarwal, a member of Indian Voices for Trump advisory board and Neera Tanden, the CEO of the Center for American Progress, moderated by journalist and professor Sree Sreenivasan.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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