French Open: Djokovic knocked out by Thiem and Barty wins women singles!

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: June 10, 2019 20:29 IST
French Open: Djokovic knocked out by Thiem and Barty wins women singles!

French Open: Djokovic knocked out by Thiem and Barty wins women singles!
 
World number eight Ashleigh Barty defeated 19-year-old Czech Markéta Vondroušová in straight sets to win French Open and her first Grand Slam title on Saturday. The 23-year-old Australian, who played as a cricketer in women's Big Bash League in 2015 and 2016, won with a scoreline of 6-1, 6-3. Both the players were playing their maiden Grand Slam final.
 
World number four Dominic Thiem beat world number one Novak Djokovic in five sets to reach his second straight French Open final. It took four hours and 13 minutes over two days, as well as a tremendous mental effort in a roller coaster unlike the other semifinal between Federer and Nadal, the Roland Garros semi-final that featured three rain delays. But fourth seed Dominic Thiem made history on the Parisian Terre Battue Saturday afternoon.
 
The 25-year-old Austrian won with a scoreline of 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in four hours and 13 minutes across two days due to inclement weather. Thiem ended Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak as well as the Serbian’s bid for the ‘Nole Slam’, as the top seed was trying to claim a fourth consecutive major trophy for the second time in his career.
 
He will now face defending champion Rafael Nadal in the final tomorrow.



Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 07, 2020 18:44 IST
AP CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announces Rs. 1 crore ex gratia to the deceased families of Vizag gas leakage tragedy

While we are already dealing with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an unfortunate incident took place in Vishakapatnam earlier today. During the early hours of Thursday, Styrene gas leaked from the LG Polymers Pvt Ltd. The leaked gas spread through a three kilometers radius and has affected thousands of people. Until now, eleven people have lost their lives and hundreds of the victims got hospitalized. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has visited Visakhapatnam this afternoon and examined the situation. He has announced an ex gratia of Rs. one crore to the deceased families.

 
Jagan has also announced an ex gratia of Rs. 10 lakhs to the people who are in the Intensive Care Units. He has assured that the government will bear all the hospital expenditures of the victims. Jagan also announced an aid of Rs. 10,000-15,000 to the villagers who are living in the surrounding areas of the factory. The Chief Minister also assured a financial help of Rs. 25000 per animal, for the people who lost their cattle and the other livestock.
 
Meanwhile, the Government of India has given permission to LG Polymers Pvt. Ltd. to airlift 500kgs of 4-Tertiary Butylcatchol (PTBC) from Daman Airport to Vishakhapatnam. This chemical will be useful in preventing any further leakage of Styrene gas from the plant.
 
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has directed the local and district officials to take the necessary steps. Already, all the nearby residents got evacuated from the area. The officials have stated that the gas leakage now got neutralized.

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: May 05, 2020 16:26 IST
Pawan Kalyan criticizes Andhra Pradesh government; calls YCP led AP govt corona friendly

Power Star Pawan Kalyan shared his displeasure over the government of Andhra Pradesh opening the liquor shops. Pawan shared his anguish in a series of tweets mentioned below. Pawan questioned this move of the government saying that the AP government failed to keep its promise to the public.
 
‘YCP led AP GOVT' has become ‘CORONA FRIENDLY’, this Govt came into power with an electoral promise to people that, they will implement ‘COMPLETE LIQUOR BAN’ and of course, they later changed it as ‘PHASE WISE BAN’. Now, during ‘Covid-19’ they have the opportunity to fulfill their election promise of liquor ban, but chosen to open liquor shops instead & the result is this. In this life-threatening Pandemic; all TEMPLES, MASJIDS & CHURCHES are forced to close as social (physical) distancing is not possible. But LIQUOR SHOPS, are ok to be opened, even if they DON’T maintain SOCIAL DISTANCE’???
 
Pawan Kalyan also shared a newspaper article about a tragedy that took place in AP. A woman along with her daughter attempted suicide because her husband abused her physically after getting drunk. Pawan shared the same and wrote, 'It’s painful to see to look at the suicides, due to opening of liquor shops in AP'
 
With the help of his Jana Sena party members, Pawan Kalyan is trying his best to help the needy. Pawan is also extending helping hand and support by providing the relief supplies for those in need.
 
 
Credits: Twitter

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: April 24, 2020 13:02 IST
PV sindhu named ambassador for BWF's 'i am badminton' campaign

Badminton World Federation (BWF) disclosed on 22nd April 2020, that World Champion P V Sindhu is now one of their ambassadors for the 'i am badminton' awareness campaign. During the campaign, players will speak about their adoration for the sport and promote a clean and honest play. Sindhu mentioned that it is key to play a clean and fair game in any sport. She went on to add, “This message starts with one voice. If we as ambassadors can highlight this, then I think this will spread to more players.” Sindhu is just twenty-four years old, and has already got the silver medal in the Olympics for India.
 
Five years ago, the formation of BWF's Integrity Unit began, and to spread awareness for the same, this year’s campaign will be its main focus.
 
Other players who are part of this initiative are: Canada's Michelle Li, the Chinese duo of Zheng Si Wei and Huang Ya Qiong, England's Jack Shephard, Germany's Valeska Knoblauch, Hong Kong's Chan Ho Yuen and Germany's Marc Zwiebler.
 
In a recent statement released by BWF, it’s said that, “It's hoped such a concerted effort will not only raise awareness across the entire badminton landscape but encourage players to be active participants in shaping the integrity of the sport. Every player has the right to compete in a clean and fair sport. Match-fixing, match manipulation, and doping are contrary to the spirit of sport. As an ambassador, we all play an important role in safeguarding the future of badminton.”
 
One of the main goals of the ‘i am badminton’ campaign is to open conversation against match-manipulate. The players can share their experiences and discuss the importance of maintaining integrity, and stand against doping in sports.
 
 
Credits: Twitter


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